KELIN is looking to hire a Program Manager for the sexual and reproductive health rights thematic area. The Manager will be based in our Nairobi office, Kenya, where he/she will be  tasked with  supervision and coordination of the overall thematic area and ensuring linkages and synergies with other ongoing KELIN programmes. This position requires an experienced, proactive and results driven individual, with good networking skills. The successful candidate should be able to advocate for, guide and supervise the implementation of the existing projects. He/she should also be able to provide  systems strengthening and direct activities.

The candidate must have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good writing skills;
  • Community organizational and mobilization prowess;
  • Ability to facilitate high-level consultative processes and mobilize joint actions with other likeminded civil society organizations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse laws, bills, regulations, polices and operational frameworks at the International, regional national and county levels to identify gaps and ensure they integrate human rights principles and rights based approaches;
  • Prepare reports of recommendations, based on the analysed laws, bills, regulations, polices and operational frameworks on how to advocate for the integration of the relevant human rights principles and address the gaps identified;
  • Work with community based structures and organizations to ensure access to information and services, referral mechanisms and access to justice in case of rights violations;
  • Work with county and national government structures to strengthen responsiveness to violations related to sexual and reproductive health;
  • Work with multi sectoral service providers and partners to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all stakeholders and in particular women and girls;
  • Facilitate international, national and county based dialogues on access to sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • Support the development of appropriate and relevant advocacy and IEC materials and publications;
  • Promote the participation of all stakeholders in programme design and implementation; and
  • Establish and ensure active and functional technical working groups and project steering committees that will guide the overall implementation of projects within the thematic area.

 Advocacy and Partnership development

  • Identify and build strong alliances and partnerships with organisations working on sexual and reproductive health, gender violence, unsafe abortion, HIV prevention, health governance and human rights in order to strengthen action and service delivery;
  • Identify and build strong alliances with theatre groups, football clubs, radio stations, print and electronic media and implement appropriate activities to highlight advocacy issues in the media.

 Policy development

  • Promote the development, review and/or strengthening of, as well as implementation of relevant national legal and policy frameworks that facilitate access to sexual and reproductive health information and services.

 Capacity building

  • Support, build and strengthen the capacity of a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to county level governments, pro-bono lawyers, the police, medical providers, and civil society partners to engage in sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy and policy dialogue.

Programme Planning and management

  • Develop the annual work plans and budgets, as well as be responsible for the quarterly reporting to various donors;
  • Monitor the programme implementation environment;
  • Oversee all budget implementations;
  • Ensure timely and quality donor reporting;
  • Ensure links and alignment with other areas of KELIN’s work;
  • Represent KELIN in various forums and events as and when necessary;
  • Undertake resource mobilization for sustainability of the thematic area;
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, donors and KELIN’s implementing partners;
  • Perform any other duties as required by the line manager.

Research and writing

  • Research and write components of larger research being undertaken by as it relates to the SRHR thematic area; and
  • Publish at least one peer-reviewed article per annum on issues of SRHR.

Key Competencies and Requirements

  • A degree in public health, law, human rights, or social sciences. A Master’s Degree in any of the above areas will be an added advantage;
  • At least five years post graduate experience in designing, managing and implementation of sexual and reproductive health rights. Youth targeted programmes and human rights programmes will be an added advantage;
  • Advanced knowledge of the legal environment on sexual and reproductive health and a well-informed understanding of the linkages between health and human rights;
  • Experience in conceptualization, design, and implementation of sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes;
  • Knowledge and appreciation of devolution processes is an advantage;
  • Project management skills;
  • Previous experience in implementing similar projects an advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to think and operate strategically;
  • Ability to provide leadership and work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, planning and problem solving skills;
  • Self motivated and dynamic;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Keen sense of professionalism, ethics, integrity and commitment to KELIN’s mandate.

Interested applicants should send their application letters and Curriculum Vitae, information on current salary, benefits and contact details of three referees to: The Head of Human Rights, Policy and Administration, KELIN, 4th Floor, Somak House, Mombasa Road; P.O Box 112 00200 KNH, Nairobi or e-mail application to; copied to by 22nd September 2017.  Interviews will be done on a rolling basis.

KELIN values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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