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    CEFA – Programme Manager Human Rights, Kenya

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    Scadenza: 20 settembre 2017
    Disponibilità: novembre 2017

    Career Category: Programme Manager

    Job Location: Nairobi – Kenya

    Starting date: 1st November 2017

    Duration: One Year with possibility of extension

    Reporting: Country / Regional Coordinator

    CEFA – European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l’Agricoltura) is an Italian NGO who has worked in Kenya since 1992 transiting through Livelihood support, Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development, Child Protection and Human rights during the last 30 years.

    Summary of the program

    CEFA’s experience in the criminal justice system is aimed at addressing the main systemic dysfunctional justice practices in Kenya and advocating for the improvement of the legal and policy framework.

    In particular, since 2005 CEFA promotes structural reforms for a violence-free justice system for children and adults. Furthermore, CEFA is supporting the drafting and implementation of human rights national plans of action and minimum standards to effectively address violations of human rights against children, women and man in correctional facilities and police stations in Kenya.

    A specific focus is given to enhance the capacity and the skills of the justice actors in Early Warning and Monitoring Mechanisms – EWRM and Human Rights Base Approaches -HRBA, through capacity-building of government staff, at national, county and institution level (Prison, Probation and Children Services departments, Police, Judiciary and local Administration) building a strong dialogue and partnership with them.

    Moreover, awareness-raising campaigning on Human rights in the justice system is conducted with families, communities and media through participatory theatre methodologies.


    The PM will be responsible for:

    1. Setting up of the Project. This will include participating in the recruitment of all local Staff, and facilitate procurement of basic project needs;
    2. He/she is primarily responsible for the coordination, implementation of the project activities and ensuring the achievement of the CEFA strategy and project objectives.
    3. Lead in project activity planning. This will involve review of original plans in site of possible changed situation and proposing for updates;
    4. Project finance administration which includes planning and monitoring budget spends against program detailed implementation plans;
    5. Coordination of project activities implementation in Kenya ensuring communication with project staff, CEFA administration, partners and CEFA Regional Coordinator;
    6. Quality control of project inputs and outputs will be through a structured system especially using the SMART OVI’s along the project logframe;
    7. Monitoring and support the production of high-quality reports, guided by the contractual obligations with the EC
    8. Networking with stakeholders in the human rights sector and participate in coordination forums at both national and county level
    9. Draft, edit, finalize and submit concept notes and proposals in line with identified needs and funding opportunities, and in coordination with the Country/ Regional Coordinator.
    10. Participate in regular and ad hoc field assessments and data collection activities.
    11. Perform other related duties as required.



    University degree in social sciences, development studies or a similar field. An advanced degree is an added advantage


    • Al least 5 years of experience in the management of projects in the Human rights sector.
    • At least 5 years of experience working with NGO’s or UN agencies.
    • Proven experience in project cycle management and administration procedures.
    • Prior experience in East Africa and Kenya is a strong advantage.

     Specific Technical skills and knowledge

    • The ideal project manager should be an expert in human rights, preferably on issues related to criminal justice system in East Africa.
    • Good understanding of the programme management cycle including financial and operational processes.
    • Ability to work under pressure, without compromising quality of work.
    • Proven ability to handle challenging work load with high attention to details.
    • He/she should have good inter-personal skills, teamwork skills, staff management skills.
    • Excellent computer skills.
    • Strong social commitment; rigorous project management, communication and influencing skills are minimum requirements.
    • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity; Ability to work in multicultural environments, and to adapt and work in difficult situations.


    • The candidate must possess a strong English written and oral communication skills.
    • Kiswahili an added value.

    How to apply

    Please send detailed CV and Cover Letter to: risorseumane@cefaonlus.it with reference code: “Programme Manager Human Rights – Kenya”.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.