EQUALITY NOW, AFRICA OFFICE, NAIROBI, KENYA
Equality Now, an international human rights organization dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls globally is looking for a Program Officer with experience in human rights work focusing on using international human rights instruments to protect the rights of women and girls. Based in the Nairobi Office of Equality Now, Kenya, the program officer’s prime responsibility will be for the coordination of a pan-African coalition advocating for the ratification and domestication of the African Union (AU) Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. S/he will report to the Nairobi Office Director.
The successful candidate will be responsible for coordination of the AU Protocol campaign run by the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) coalition; monitoring and assisting in the implementation of the Protocol campaign objectives; preparing for national and regional advocacy and lobbying activities; responsible for reporting to partners; publication of the coalition newsletter quarterly; writing and editing articles; research on human rights issues affecting women and girls; managing information and content for the coalition website and list serve and establishing and maintaining contacts with organisations campaigning for the respect and promotion of human rights.The program officer will also be required to undertake some other advocacy work for in Africa.