Overview

Programme Officer – Social Justice and Economic (Re-Advertisement)

Job TypeFull Time

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership
Provide effective leadership to the staff within the Programme, including mentorship,
coaching, team building, on-the-job training to enhance employee performance and
other leadership interventions.
Provide technical support on the overall implementation of the SJEA Programme
interventions
Designing programmes and interventions that enhance social justice and
accountability in resource distribution and management;
Lead the development and review of the programme’s advocacy strategies including,
but not limited to, TI-Kenya’s strategic interest in social justice and economic
accountability nationally, regionally, and internationally;
Ensure effective implementation of the TI-Kenya’s Strategic Plan by tracking and
reviewing progress, reporting, and leading the development of implementation plans;
Translate TI-Kenya research findings on social justice and economic accountability
into reform initiatives and advocate for their adoption;
Support the identification and recruitment of qualified service providers including
procurement of assets/utilities and consultants for tasks specific to the programme.
The tasks also include assisting in preparation of terms of reference, expressions of
interest and contracts in accordance with TI-Kenya policies and procedures and
facilitating of successful delivery of work by such service providers;
Support the review and dissemination of the programme’s technical documents;
Support coordination of programme activities including meetings, forums,
workshops, trainings and production of reports and minutes.
Programme Management & Reporting

Work with Civil Society and Governance actors, including state actors to address social and economic injustices in Kenya;
Research and share knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) and their specific targets;
Undertake evidence-based advocacy on the extent, type, and impact of social and
economic injustices on marginalized groups and how to tackle them;
Undertake evidence-based advocacy to curb fiscal practices and incentive schemes
that exacerbate social and economic inequalities;
Reviewing the operations and results of the programme and providing reports
showing achievements against planned targets as well as justification for performance variances;
Develop and operationalize effective reporting mechanisms for the Social Justice and
Economic Accountability Programme and ensure timely periodic, monthly and annual
progress reports of the programme;
Work with other programme team members to conduct timely and appropriate
narrative and financial reporting with respect to all activities and grants in the
programme.
Coordination, Networking and External Relationships

Strengthen the capacity and influence CSOs and marginalized groups to participate
and contribute to policy formulation that ensure achievement of social and economic justice;
Establish and coordinate constructive and sustainable networks/partnerships with
national, regional, and international institutions and actors working on social justice
and economic accountability. These include government agencies, non-state actors, the
private sector and donors among others to ensure collaborative strategies and effective
support networks;
Initiate and support the development of collaborative programme strategies in
partnership with like-minded organizations;
Initiate and support capacity building of partner institutions and coordination with
regional and chapters of the TI movement on matters of social justice and economic
accountability;.
Support the development of learning materials and advocacy within TI-Kenya and the
broader movement as relevant;
Build capacity of relevant stakeholders and staff on salient issues of transparency,
accountability, and integrity.

Good Practice and Institutional Learning

Provide technical support towards achieving the overall objectives of the Programme;
Contribute to a more equitable and inclusive society by addressing present and
previous injustices, as well as ensuring equitable distribution of public resources and
opportunities;
Provide technical support towards contributing to greater social justice and economic
accountability at all levels through advocacy and development/ promotion of
supportive systems;
Provide technical support on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) work and shadow
international financial systems including offshore financial Centres to effectively
address illegal flow of capital and their effect on ability of countries to narrow the
inequality gap;
Work with countries towards promoting Domestic Resource Mobilisation in SubSaharan Africa and stemming illicit financial flows;
Support the development of structured opportunities to facilitate internal and partner
learning for decision-making and influencing best practice;
Assist in project monitoring, reviews and evaluations and the development of good
practice guidelines.
Resource Mobilisation & Budget Management

Manage the Domestic Resource Mobilisation project budget and ensure maximum use
of the available funds to achieve the project objectives;
Identify and secure funding in accordance with the Social Justice and Economic
Accountability Programme as well as institutional budget targets;
Develop project proposals and progress reports based on established standards as required;
Develop strategies for sustainable funding for the organization;
Develop and track budgets, and monitor programme expenditure against budgets for SJEA Programme;
Manage donor contracts;
Carry out donor research and advocacy;
Lead social enterprise and local resource mobilization efforts through generating
additional resources from consultancies pertaining to the programme objectives, and
mobilize resources from private sector and citizens;
Support the coordination of the activities of the Resource Mobilisation Committee and
other institutional fundraising efforts that may arise, in line with the Terms of
Reference set out for the Committee.
Public Communication and Social Media Advocacy

Write well thought out publishable articles every two months for management’s
consideration focusing on devolution and anti-corruption generally;
Maintain an active presence on social media that is interfaced with TI-Kenya’s
presence in line with the organisation’s social media policy and guidelines;
In conjunction with the Communications department, initiate and participate in
mainstream and social media engagements focusing on pertinent corruption issues in
the technical area of Social Justice and Economic Accountability.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Economics, Public Finance, Public Policy, Human
Rights, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field from a recognised university;
Minimum of 5 years work experience and at least 2-years’ relevant experience in capacity
development, coalition building, policy, social, or other public interest field;
Experience with access to justice and or gender programs and mainstreaming a plus;
Must be well versed with the legal frameworks and social justice issues in Kenya and East
Africa.
COMPETENCIES

A person of high integrity that will model TI-Kenya’s core values;
A strong commitment to the aims, objectives, and values of TI-Kenya;
Good communication, and presentation skills – verbal and written;
Good interpersonal/relational skills;
Good appreciation of advocacy and community engagement;
Shown merit in work performance and results;
Good report writing skills;
Ability to multi-task, work within given deadlines/schedules and attention to detail;
Good analytical and organizational skills;
Knowledge of Kenya’s governance systems, institutions and their decision-making
procedures;
Good knowledge of TI-Kenya and the environment in which it operates;
Demonstrated professional use of social media (Twitter, Facebook among others);
Computer literacy (Understanding of data entry, basic computer skills and knowledge of
databases;
Ability to carry out Legal review and legislative drafting.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Transparency International - Kenya

Transparency International Kenya (TI-Kenya) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1999 in Kenya with the aim of developing a transparent and corruption free society through good governance and social justice initiatives. TI-Kenya is one of the autonomous chapters of the global Transparency International movement that are all bound by a common vision of a corruption-free world.