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Lodwar, Kenya

Governance and Advocacy Assistant

Job Title: Governance and Advocacy Assistant

Deadline: Friday 29th December 2023

Reference: APIR – 006/2023

Reports to: TBC

Duty Station: Lodwar and Kakuma, remote support to one office.

Positions: 1


Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the line manager, the Governance and Advocacy assistant will be responsible for the vision, strategy design, monitoring, and quality delivery of the Building, Governance, and Advocacy projects for APIR TURKANA. He /She shall ensure that project plans are in place and kept updated as per the objectives of the APIR TURKANA Strategic Plan and activities implemented in line with the overall APIR TURKANA Advocacy Program goal.


Duties and responsibilities

Project Implementation

  • Deliver the project as per the project documents’ design
  • Engage with vulnerable and marginal groups on governance and leadership aspects of Turkana County.
  • Participate in radio sessions for all advocacy projects.
  • Report writing
  • Concepts development for advocacy projects.
  • Other additional roles and responsibilities.


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

  • Demonstrate Strong Commitment to APIR TURKANA’s core values, especially the value of compassion.
  • Must have hands-on practical experience, be self-driven, and be very motivated.
  • Must be well organized with very high attention to detail.
  • Able to take initiative and work independently and appreciate inter-department linkages.
  • Cultural and political sensitivity must be demonstrated.
  • Good workshop planning and facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of Computers e.g. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SSPP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Office ETC.


Job Specification and Desirable Skills

  • BA degree in Development Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science or a related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • At least five 2 years -experience of in project implementation, including engagement with several actors, civil society, both county and National governments, and specialized networks.
  • A good understanding of conflict hotspots in Turkana, particularly in terms of Key cultural, political, and social-economic issues.
  • A good knowledge of the discourse on conflict-prone areas in fragile societies and the implications that this has for conflict prevention, peace-building participatory methodologies, and related issues.
  • A good experience in policy analysis.
  • An excellent knowledge of the discourse on security and security sector development, community security.
  • Human rights and conflict prevention – Excellent diplomacy and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a non-partisan manner, and appreciate gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
  • Ability to work individually with minimum supervision but also with good experience in working effectively as part of a diverse complex team.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively with attention to detail and an orderly approach to tasks.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, including developing research methodology, analyzing research findings, and drafting reports and briefings.
  • Excellent writing skills both written and spoken.
  • Good understanding of Donor regulations e.g. ECHO, EU, and USAID.


Desired Skills and Competencies

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office).
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within a team and able to multitask.
  • Fluency in communications in both English and Swahili languages.
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