ActionAid Capacity Buidling Coordinator (Women’s Rights) NGO Job in Kenya

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Capacity Buidling Coordinator, Women’s Rights

Location: Makima Partnership Support Unit

Contract Duration: 6 months maternity cover

The holder of the position shall be responsible for building and strengthening the capacity of partners to effectively design and deliver women’s rights related work at local and county levels. 


The job holder will also build capacities of partners to network and women’s rights movements around women’s rights issues in the Partnership Support Unit. 
The position is expected to work closely with the Team leader to ensure that partners have the capacities to engage in women’s rights work at local and county level and to develop proposals for fundraising and to develop WRs plans and budgets for the PSU.

Duties and Responsibilities

Country Strategy Paper

  • Work with the Team leaders, the National WRs Coordinator and the PSU team to build the capacities of partners to implement Women Rights activities in line with CSP and in accordance with sound management practice and AAIK’s development policies, approaches and accountability systems.
  • Work with Capacity building Coordinator – Donor Compliance and the PSU team in reviews of learning and documenting lessons for development of new approaches, best practices and alternatives in WRs programming.
  • Work with Team leaders to ensure all programmes at the county level are gender responsible and are executed within the WRs framework of the CSP.
  • Support the National WRs coordinator to develop organizational knowledge and understanding of relevant Women Rights policies and frameworks that inform AAIK’s and partners WRs programming.
  • Work with the team leaders to train staff and partners on Women Rights for effective networking, policy engagement and influencing.
  • Work with team leaders and PSU team to set WRs fundraising priorities and develop the relevant content for resource mobilization with partners.
  • Work with the National WRs coordinator to design training programme to build the capacity of staff and partners on Women Rights HRBA.
  • Build capacities of  partners in the development and consolidation of project plans and budgets in suitable formats, up to date, and according to AAIK requirements;
  • Prepare and oversee wide strategic distribution and sharing of timely and strategic information for decision and influencing to promote women rights at county level.
Partnership Support Unit
  • Build capacities of partners to design women’s rights programs and ensure their successful implementation to achieve overall AAIK women rights objectives.
  • Work with the National WRs coordinator to build the capacities of the PSU teams to facilitate capacity building of partners on women’s rights programming and integration in collaboration with the PSU, WR’s Coordinators and partners to identify policy areas and gaps to be prioritized   for evidence action and research at county level.
  • Build the capacities of staff and partners at the PSU to promote human rights based approach in women rights programming and advocating for rights of women and girls living in poverty and exclusion at county and national level.
  • Work with county partners, coalitions, PSU team in promoting women’s political leadership and participation at the county and link with national level.
  • Build the capacities of the PSU teams to facilitate capacities building of partners on proposal development and resource mobilization for women’s rights.
Linkages at National and International Level
  • Build, strengthen and maintain strategic relations with women’s rights movement, networks and advocacy specialists at county linking with the national level through the National WRs Coordinator.
  • Identify  and engage with key women’s rights issues and key collaborators for AAIK in line with the CSP priorities at the county  level
  • Strengthen establishment and management of relationships with county partners, other stakeholders and build networks and coalitions for policy influencing. 
  • Represent AAIK at county networks, government agencies and other organizations in order to influence policies in the interest of women and girls living in poverty and exclusion.
  • Lead linking the local and national women’s right policy work.
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, policy development or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • A minimum of  three (03) years’ experience in women rights programmes; and
  • Good understanding of women’s rights related issues in Kenya.
Key Competencies
  • Ability to influence and negotiate at different levels;
  • Ability to publish research work and demonstrable proposal-writing skills;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills;
  • Self-motivated person able to work without supervision; and
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and email.
  • Good facilitation skills
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How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit, to The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development and Essential Services, their CV and Motivation letter on or before June 24th, 2016 via the email address

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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