Uraia Trust – Kenya’s National Civic Education Programme
Job Advertisement: Project Officer – Gender
Uraia Trust is a leading national organization whose mission is to provide quality civic education and engagement to empower Kenyans to exercise their civic duty in order to realize their constitutional aspirations.
Uraia seeks to recruit a highly competent individual for the position of Project Officer-Gender.
The jobholder is responsible for providing support to the Institutional Transformation pillar for the efficient and effective delivery of the Women Voices and Leadership project (WVL).
This is a 5-year project which is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through CARE Kenya who are the lead coordinator for the project in Kenya.
In Kenya, the project is being implemented by four principal partners namely Uraia Trust, The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW), Community Advocacy and Awareness (CRAWN) Trust, and Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF Africa).
Uraia Trust is providing multiyear grants to 25 Women Rights Organizations (WROs) as subgrantees during the project period.
Uraia Trust Introduction
Uraia Trust (herein after known as “the Trust”) is a national organization whose mission is to facilitate the provision of quality civic education and empower Kenyans to exercise their civic duty in order to realize their constitutional aspirations. It was established in year 2011 as a successor organization to the Kenya’s National Civic Education Program phase I and II (NCEP I & II).
The Trust contributes to the progress of Kenya through the development of its most important resource, “Kenya citizens”- ‘raia in Kiswahili. It has played a significant role in the development of an engaged citizenry by facilitating practical mechanisms for citizens to engage in public affairs. Uraia Trust’s current interventions are guided by its 5-year Strategic Plan; 2016 – 2020 that is focusing on building an informed, empowered and democratic nation.
Uraia Trust has been awarded a new 5-year grant totaling CAD$ 1,751,719 in support of the Women Voices and Leadership project (WVL), This project is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through CARE Kenya who are the lead coordinator for the project in Kenya. Following this award, Uraia requires to engage a Project Officer to support the implementation of the WVL project. The project’s inception phase began in March 2019 to December 2019. From January 2020, the project entered the implementation phase which runs up to December 2023.
The WVL is aimed at supporting the capacity development of local and regional women’s organizations and movements seeking to empower women and girls, advance the protection of women’s and girls’ rights and achieve gender equality. This includes increasing funding to local and regional women’s rights organizations (WRO) and movements in recognition of the global funding gap that they face. T
he project is being implemented in partnership with three other principal organizations in Kenya; Centre for women Rights and Education – (CREAW), Community Advocacy and Awareness Trust – (CRAWN TRUST and Urgent Action Fund -(UAF). Uraia’s role includes sub-granting to 25 Women Rights Organizations in Kenya to support their institutional strengthening activities, including partner activities that promote the realization of women and girls’ rights.
At Uraia this project is focused on Institutional strengthening and is implemented under the Institutional Transformation (IT) Pillar. The project aims to facilitate 25 implementing partners who are WROs over its implementation period in two phases. The Project Officer will support day to day implementation of the key tasks under the project to ensure effective and efficient implementation. The Institutional Strengthening aspect of WROs will require Uraia to be supported by an officer who has experience working on gender issues.
Job title: Gender Project Officer
Supervisor / Manager title: Institutional Transformation Manager
Job Summary: Uraia seeks to recruit a highly competent individual for the position of Project Officer-Gender.
The jobholder is responsible for providing support to the Institutional Transformation Pillar for effective and efficient execution of programme activities under the Women Voice and Leadership Project.
A key part of this role involves day to day management of implementing partners under the project, supporting the planning and implementation of the institutional strengthening plans of the partners.
- Provide support and participate in planning, budgeting and review of programme reports.
- Support and participate in the recruitment process of Women Rights Organizations (WROs) as Implementing Partners for the project, including capacity assessment of the WROs.
- Support in the development and implementation of Institutional strengthening frameworks of the Women Rights Organizations.
- Support in reviewing of WRO partner reports and harvesting results as per the output indicators and programme targets.
- Support in monitoring the implementation by WROs and documenting success stories, challenges and lessons learned.
- Assist in compiling of the Women Voice and Leadership Project reports.
- Provide logistical support for the organization of WVL Project capacity development workshops, meetings and learnings forums.
- Participate in the learning, monitoring and evaluation activities of Uraia in liaison with the Institutional Transformation Manager
- Manage all gender specific data and information for Uraia and facilitate analysis of the same for use in programming.
- Any other duty as may be assigned by Institutional Transformation Manager.
Focus areas of responsibility – % of time spent
- Planning, partner management and follow up, support to institutional strengthening activities – 75%
- Analysis and Reporting – 20%
- Administration – 5%
Academic and professional qualifications
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Project, Social or Development Studies, Gender and Development or other related fields.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in implementing programme/project activities in the civil society sector.
- Additional training and qualifications on women and girl’s empowerment will be desirable.
- Demonstrated work experience on gender and development
- Demonstrated work experience in socio/economic and political empowerment of Women and Girls.
- Demonstrated work experience on project planning and management
- Demonstrated experience of working in democracy and governance sector in civic society will be an added advantage.
- Planning and coordination skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Problem solving and analytical skills
- Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
- Quality orientation abilities
- Enthusiastic and passionate about their work
- Eager to learn and put skills into action
- Team player
Core technical skills required for the role
- Programme and project implementation
- Gender analysis and mainstreaming
- Management of project budgets
The engagement for this position will be for an initial contract of three 2 years that is renewable subject to performance and availability of funding.
If you believe your career objectives match this exciting position, please forward your application letter and detailed CV, expected salary, contact details and quoting reference number UT/2020/03/01 with the subject being
Application for Project Officer by 5.00 pm. on 20th April 2020 addressed to:
The Human Resources Unit, Uraia Trust,
P.O Box 28151-00100,
E- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that due to the anticipated large number of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by email address provided above only and no hard copy delivery will be accepted.
In addition, canvassing by interested applicants is not encouraged and therefore any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.