Monday, 1 February 2016

County Grassroots Coordinator

KANCO in collaboration with AHF will implement a Grassroots Advocacy Project in Turkana and Muranga counties in Kenya.  

KANCO is seeking to recruit two suitable persons for the positions of County Grassroots Coordinator one for Turkana and the other for Muranga. Successful Candidates will be stationed in the Counties.  

The County Grassroots Coordinators will be responsible for the overall implementation and reporting of the project, at the County level. 

The Coordinator will support and provide leadership for grassroots advocacy; manage, train and support citizen advocacy groups and volunteer advocates in engaging with County governments, elected leaders and stakeholders on health advocacy work at the county level    

 
Job Title: County Grassroots Coordinator 
 
Based In (Location):  Turkana and Muranga

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing and implementation of all aspects of Grassroots Advocacy Project work at the County Level, including management and implementation of project activities, monitoring and reporting
  • Analyze health and budgets issues at the County level as they affect health, develop and implement campaign plans
  • Effectively direct the grassroots citizens and CSOs to take advocacy actions at the County level 
  • Develop advocacy champions in the County Assemblies, the media, Civil Society and communities
  • In collaboration with other staff, deliver on annual goals and objectives and activities to build the network of citizen advocates and chapter.
  • Organize invitations to advocacy groups, leads group advocacy meetings, and provide support to new advocates.
  • Support to Citizen Chapters by providing advocacy training to grassroots groups and advocates on engaging County Government, Media and elected leaders
  • Organize regular meetings and phone calls with group leaders and advocates for updates, training and support.
  • Support the grassroots groups and chapters to build leadership, take regular action toward campaign goals, and build their Chapters.
  • Create forums for Group Leaders to share and support each other; share innovations, stay abreast of campaign plans and grassroots interests as well as facilitate communications with advocates from other Countries.
  • Adapt and contextualize existing training and support tools and deliver trainings to the grassroots citizen advocates.
  • Working with the Issue Analysts to develop Media, Campaign and advocacy strategies on various health advocacy issues  
  • Conducting outreach to NGOs, Unions and other organizations to encourage more citizen action and to gather intelligence on priority health issues for the County.
  • Work with the Communication team to create content for social media, traditional media, websites, and e-actions.
  • Create a bank of useful campaign-related stories and volunteer testimonials for use in media outlets.
  • Develop best practice for Grass roots advocacy
  • Support  in other areas as assigned and represent the organization at meetings at the County level
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a social science or Public Health
  • 5 years NGO working experience, with at least 2 years in grassroots volunteers and/or community organizing.
  • Proven capacity to create and deliver on effective and successful advocacy projects.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, and capacity to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including decision makers, volunteers, media and NGO partners
  • Knowledge of health programs  
  • A self-starter and works independently with minimal guidance and supervision.
  • Experience in the political, citizen engagement, and legislative processes in the counties.
  • Good organizational skills, outgoing and enjoys working, mentoring and motivating others.
  • Experience implementing multi-faceted projects involving media engagement, policy and advocacy and engaging elected leaders 
  • Proficiency in English and local Specific County language is a must
  • Willingness to travel within the select county
Application Deadline: 8th February,2016

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  Please submit a cover letter and a résumé indication your current and expected salary.  

Title your application on the subject line either as; Grassroots Coordinator – Turkana or Grassroots Coordinator – Murang’a

Applications to be sent to the Human Resource Office ONLY via email: jobs@kanco.org. 

Do not attach certificates and testimonials at this point, and do not submit your application more than once for the same position. 

Only shortlisted persons will be contacted. 

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