Earn Over 30,000 Pounds Annually as Leadership Programme Director at African Prisons Project (APP)

Organization: African
Prisons Project (APP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 per annum (pro
About APP:
The African
Prisons Project (APP) is a group of people passionately committed to improving
access to healthcare, education, justice and rehabilitation for prisoners in
Africa. We aim to restore the dignity of those we serve by helping to provide
humane conditions and services which help them to regain their dignity. We
build and refurbish prison medical and educational facilities to provide
innovative services and work to change the attitudes of the societies we serve
when it comes to criminal justice issues. We work with Prison Service leaders
who wish to develop services and policies in line with our mission and welcome
our support. We pursue these changes in a two pronged approach.
1. By focusing
on rising stars and senior management of the prison services, providing them
with the skills needed to reform and improve prison systems.
2. By providing
scholarships and training to prisoners and prisons staff pursuing legal degrees
or diplomas through distance learning programmes, to support them act as
educators and legal advisers to prisoners and to then take this knowledge of
the law to the poorest communities upon release.
Job Summary:  The Leadership Programme Director will steer our
strategy around Leadership Development. The successful candidate will be
responsible for leading various programs outlined below.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Prisoner and Prison Officer Legal Studies:
Develop a core group of legally trained individuals
in prisons who can drive change to access justice for prisoners.
The incumbent will increase the number of successful
appeals, bail applications and outcomes at trial.
Improve the legal knowledge of prisoners and prison
staff, create instructors amongst the convicted to help inform others and
thereby demonstrate prisoners’ ability to have a direct positive impact on
their lives and the lives of other prisoners.
Provide marketable skills to prisoners through legal
training to improve their job prospects upon release.
Create an increasing number of future lawyers, law
students and paralegals with first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced in
Get ex-prisoners in posts to lead change at a
pastoral level e.g. as politicians, lawyers, judges etc.
Learning Journeys for Prison Staff:
Continuously improve the skills of prison staff in
order to increase the overall skills level of mid to high level prison staff.
Develop officers capable of training fellow staff on
the issues which they studied while in the United Kingdom.
Identify areas of need within the prison system and
to develop capable prison officers who are readily able to solve these problems
Equip prison staff to change policy and practice
Masters Courses:
Improve the skills of prison staff in an effort to
increase overall skills among mid to high level officers.
To establish officers capable of training fellow
staff on the issues that they studied
To identify areas of need within the prison system
and create capable prison officers who are readily able to solve these problems
To build up a body of research (through master’s
dissertations) on African prison issues and use this to influence change
To develop new and sustainable ideas within prison
services, contribute to reforming existing systems.
Strategy, Planning and Management Objectives:
To submit to the UK office the quarterly and monthly
budget including overseeing the finances for this programme.
Manage the procurement process.
Oversee the human resources of staff (globally) who
work on this programme including leading, recruiting and appraising all staff.
Plan and implement annual volunteer plan for the
Leadership Development Programme.
Act as the contact person for the media and to
generate stories on our work in Kenya. To contribute to the social media of the
Establish and maintain a strong cooperative relationship
with prison service at all levels (HQ and Prisons) in Kenya and any other East
African country that the LD programmes expands into.
Building a network of change makers.
Bringing them together online and in person
In charge of developing mechanism for those who have
been through the programmes to work together and support each other.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably have a minimum of
five years project planning and change management experience.
Excellent track record in delivering projects in
multiple countries.
A minimum of five years professional experience,
ideally with other education/leadership development programmes.
Comprehensive working knowledge and experience of
humanitarian and development sector and/or social enterprise/academia.
Highly fluent in English.
Proven problem solving and strategic planning
capability with creative skills.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
Strong reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
including an updated CV and Covering Letter to:
Jessica Harper,
Office & HR Manager
Address: Unit
16, 95 Miles Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3FH
Email to: jessicaharper@africanprisons.org
Deadline: 15th August 2015

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