EQUALITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION CAMPAIGN OFFICER – CLOSED
The purpose of the job is to coordinate campaigns that build an inclusive anti-discriminatory national movement response to inequalities, discrimination, corruption, structural and systemic marginalisation. Delivering one of two significant pillars of the National Strategic Framework 2024-2028, this position shall organise, and plan agreed proactive public based campaign activities, requisition and account for finances and services as well as document results with circles of rights-holders, circles of conscience, citizens, civic partners and key state agencies.
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of over seventeen million people committed to campaigning and action to improve human rights standards enshrined in the Kenyan Constitution and International Law. Amnesty International Kenya believes in an inclusive society where all live in dignity, freedom, diversity and prosperity and everyone enjoys the full range of constitutional freedoms, rights, and responsibilities.
Our mission is to boldly confront and skillfully transform all forms of injustice and human rights violations with members, supporters and allies through campaigning, research, human rights education, and public interest litigation. Our core values are inclusion, integrity, courageous solidarity, and innovation.
We stand up for freedom of expression, association and assembly, economic, social, and gender justice, freedom from discrimination, equality, human rights solutions, people empowerment, feminist leadership and a campaign force that brings together our local roots and our global reach.
As a member of our staff, you will be required to actively demonstrate a commitment to Amnesty’s organizational values and vision and Kenyan Constitution and be familiar with rights-based organizing, citizen empowerment, and an anti-discriminatory approach to social justice. You will be required to work in teams, multi-task and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure.
Managers, all staff, Members of the Board, Specific National Section Directors and International Secretariat Staff
- To co-design, plan and coordinate strategic campaign actions taken to deliver Amnesty International Kenya’s overall theory of change, program goals and results in the area of transforming inequalities, discrimination and marginalisation.
- To support human rights defenders, rights holders and allies to participate and design joint movement-building campaigns that can attract considerable number of supporters and members, alliances and funding for human rights work in Kenya;
- Document and publicise campaigns, voices of human rights defenders and persons at risk through all Amnesty social media platforms in a manner that can attract considerable number of supporters and members, alliances, and funding for human rights work in Kenya.
- Requisition and account for financial and other resources and services needed by the programme within the Policy Manual and the agreed annual workplan and budgets, ensuring cost effectiveness and alignment to project activities.
- Work closely with other teams to ensure visibility of the Pillar’s interventions and key results.
- Identify opportunities for collaboration, fundraising and alliance building; and
- Occasionally supervising volunteers and interns as delegated by the Manager.
As a change-maker with a passion and understanding of human rights, you will ensure all Amnesty campaigns and actions are underpinned by our theory of change by;
- Representing Amnesty and actively promoting the values and obligations contained in the constitution and international human rights standards and covenants.
- Participating and resourcing in proactive and rapid response campaigns and actions.
- Utilising Amnesty resources towards significant impact with an eye for value for money, integrity and humility.
- Support the expansion of relationships with volunteers and members that leaves them enlivened, active and empowered to act on human rights issues.
- Contribute to Amnesty’s research and public positioning in policy dialogues, public events, social and mass media engagement.
- Support and drive online and off-line training and other empowerment tools, spaces and methodologies that supports the emergence of active, empowered and ethical circles of conscience nationally
- Engage and support other Amnesty initiatives nationally, regionally and globally in order to build comparative understanding and synergies across the Amnesty movement.
WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE IN THIS JOB?
- Amnesty Kenya maintains a primary thought-leadership position publicly on human rights, active citizenship and responsive and accountable state.
- Amnesty resources are used optimally with an eye for scale, leverage and value for money.
- Quality proactive representation of human rights as a public interest issue within mass and popular culture.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Commitment to Amnesty’s organisational values and vision and Kenyan Constitution.
- Familiarity with the rights-based anti- discrimination, social justice, citizen empowerment, diversity and inclusion sensitive approaches.
- At least 2 years relevant experience in advocacy, campaigns or other change management.
- Demonstrated ability to work with others and coordinate financial and other resources.
- Demonstrated experience of working with the development sector/ social movements/ community organizing to influence duty-bearers.
- Proven ability to react to fast changing political situations, exercising and promoting creative thinking.
- A confident communicator with good analytical, writing, presentation and digital skills.
- Ability to work in teams and proven ability to multitask and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure.
- Demonstrated experience use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram among others); and
- Current membership in one or more identity or group rights associations or networks.
- Experience of appropriate handling of witnesses and survivors of human rights violations especially on the basis of discrimination and exclusion on grounds of, gender, disability and other marginalised groups.
- Demonstrated expertise or qualifications in social sciences and humanities including sociology, human rights, law or another appropriate discipline.
- Experience in human rights litigation processes.
- Experience of participating in campaigns through the complete campaign lifecycle (issue identification, strategy development, campaign delivery, monitoring, campaign exit and impact assessment).
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least a first degree in human rights, social sciences, project management or another relevant discipline
- At least 2 years relevant experience in implementing campaigns or other change management.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze injustice and rights violations and to develop short and long-term strategies to achieve human rights impact and change.
- Demonstrated experience of influencing civic organisations, social movements leaders and mid-level government officials, policy makers and law enforcement officials.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets, strategies and plans and review/adapt them to fast changing political situations, exercising and promoting creative thinking.
- A confident public communicator with good analytical, presentation and editorial digital skills.
- Team leadership, outstanding social and intercultural skills and proven ability to multi-task and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure and in challenging situations.
HOW YOU WORK
The Behaviour Framework focuses on how we work rather than what our job is designed to do. It articulates the behaviours that are expected from a group of professionals who are working effectively together. It includes Delivering results – Working with others – Developing oneself and others – Contributing to a dynamic and effective IS – Making decisions – Taking the initiative –Communicating and influencing.
Equality and diversity are at the core of our values. Staff are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected. We do not discriminate based on your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, class, sexual preference, or other identities.
Women and persons with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
NO FEE CHARGED AND YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Amnesty International Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). Amnesty International Kenya does not share your applications or information with third parties without your consent.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with Amnesty International’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.
This job description will be reviewed from time to time to ensure that the scope and focus are in tandem with Amnesty International’s priorities and operating context.
All applications must be received on or before Friday 17th November 2023, 2359, hours (EAT)