Monday, October 24, 2011

OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR EASTERN AFRICA (OSIEA) KENYA PROGRAMME OFFICER JOB IN KENYA

KENYA PROGRAMME OFFICER
COMPLEMENTARITY PROJECT
Search Closes: November 1, 2011
Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org
We seek a dynamic, creative and committed programme officer to lead our complementarity project
in Kenya.
The project seeks to strengthen domestic accountability for international crimes arising from the post
election violence, including through strategic litigation.
This is a joint project of the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) and the Open Society
Justice Initiative (OSJI).
The position reports to the OSIEA Kenya Programme Manager and the OSJI Director of Litigation and
OSJI Project Director, Complementarity.

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the
region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society
leaders and groups.
The Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) uses law to protect and empower people around the world
through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance.
Responsibilities
• Provide strategic vision to develop and implement a program to promote complementarity in
Kenya, including through strategic litigation, policy analysis, and law reform

• Design litigation, grant-making, and advocacy strategies to advance the project
• Coordinate and provide grant and technical support to partners
• Provide analysis and regular written updates as required on developments in this area
• Perform any other related duties as requested
Qualifications
• Law degree and at least ten years work experience
• Substantive knowledge of the governance and human rights environment in Kenya
• Minimum of five years experience working on issues related to international justice, the Rome
Statute and complementarity
• Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
• Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
• Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
• Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
• Willingness to travel as needed
At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance
of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in in-house working groups designed to
uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.
For more information: www.soros.org
Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

No phone calls, please.
Only successful candidates will be contacted

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