Policy & Advocacy Officer Job Opportunity at Kenya Red Cross Society

Job Overview

Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the well-being, health and resilience of communities in Kenya. The Society is seeking a qualified professional in the following position:

Position Title: Policy & Advocacy Officer (1 position)

Locations: Nairobi

Reporting To: Policy & Advocacy Manager

Job Summary

The Policy Officer coordinates and undertakes policy development, providing analysis and advice, to support KRCS and/or Government policy initiatives and commitments.

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertake research and analysis, reviewing alternatives in relation to policy deliverables, to contribute to the policy process and to inform decision making
Provide a range of project management and support services, including preparation of discussion papers, briefs and submissions, to contribute to the development and delivery of policy initiatives
Prepare and review policy advice to ensure alignment with policy directions
Communicate with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committee meetings, and stakeholder consultations to support engagement as well as policy development and implementation
Engage in dissemination of KRCS’s policies to board members, staff and volunteers of KRCS
Undertake research and collate information for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to contribute to the achievement of policy outcomes.
Organise and host trainings, workshops and other policy related events.
Liaise and maintain regular contact with government officials, politicians and policy makers on key policy issues;
Manage staff resources, and others who from time to time may be assigned to the research and formulation process;
Assist in any other duties requested by the Chief Executive.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in law, political science or relevant field.
Experience working with refugees and asylum seekers
Three (3) years of relevant working experience

Key Competencies for the positions

Good written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
Knowledge of the development of public policy.
Effective interpersonal skills to establish cooperative working relationships in the course of performing assigned duties
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, analyse financial and operational data and information, think analytically and critically
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality, remain open to new ideas and experiment with improved systems and proven methods

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through https://www.redcross.or.ke/careers to reach us not later than 12th September 2022; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job disclaimer and notification:

Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

Kenya Red Cross Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment


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