The Girl Generation Programme Officer – Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: 
12 days per month, fixed term to January 2019
Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
The purpose of the position is to represent, promote and coordinate all aspects of The Girl Generation's work in Kenya. The Girl Generation is a five-year programme which promotes an idea: that we can end FGM in one generation. It is implemented by Options and funded by the UK’s DFID. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is expected to work in liaison with TGG staff in London.

This role will support four key outputs of the Girl Generation which include:

  • Supporting the development of a social movement to end FGM in Kenya
  • Social Change Communications (SCC) enabled by training Traner if Trainers who can scale up SCC across Kenya
  • Kenya positive stories of change amplified at the national, regional and global levels
  • Partnerships and resources leveraged to support work to end FGM in Kenya

Guided by the above outputs the objectives of the role will be:

  • To provide overall coordination and oversight of The Girl Generation’s end FGM activities in Senegal including those related to the End FGM Small Grants Programme.
  • To coordinate implementation of The Girl Generation’s activities in Kenya by working in coordination with an in country event management agency to organise events, meetings, trainings and convenings.
  • To develop and maintain a vibrant membership base for The Girl Generation in Kenya to contribute to the development for a social movement to end FGM in Kenya .
  • To ensure that members are engaged with The Girl Generation and appropriately supported to effectively use social change communications in Kenya .
  • To support the development of an ambassador program for The Girl Generation in Kenya by identifying appropriate members and leaders across the different ambassador categories identified by The Girl Generation.
  • To be the public face and technical representative of The Girl Generation in Kenya .
  • To identify evidence and stories of social change towards ending FGM, particularly from the grassroots level and from member organisations, to share with the core team for amplification at different levels.
  • To support the establishment and development of partnerships across different stakeholders including media, local funders, INGOs to leverage resources for ending FGM in Kenya .
  • To support the collection, interpretation and reporting of programme monitoring and evaluation data from Kenya, and the promotion of learning from across The Girl Generation and its partners.
Person specification: 
  • Knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation including in the context of Kenya
  • Understanding of behaviour change or social change communications
  • High attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Experience of meeting and events planning and management
  • Good verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong networks among campaigners, organisations and government bodies working to end FGM.
  • Networks with media contacts/partners in Kenya
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation, data collection and reporting
  • Fluency in English language skills, other local language desirable
  • Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity
  • A commitment to The Girl Generation’s founding principles, including the Do No Harm guidelines.
  • Understanding of, and personal commitment to international human rights, particularly women’s and children’s rights.
  • Willing and able to travel internationally
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Sarah Jambert-Gray Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is: 16th November
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are required to have to right to live and work in Kenya

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