Programme Officer Jobs – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Job Title:      Programme Officer
Organisation: The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About OSIEA:
Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus will be on
pastoralism, land tenure governance, food systems and market access, governance
and anti-corruption climate change and a fair investment framework. The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in
the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together
diverse civil society leaders and groups. The Open Society Initiative for
Eastern Africa (OSIEA) is implementing the health and rights program which
advances health rights in the region and current areas of focus include
maternal health, harm reduction, palliative care, access to medicines, and
health rights of marginalized populations.
Job Summary: The Programme Officer will offer technical support
in the identification and fostering of effective grant making relations in a
dynamic, creative and committed manner with a focus on key populations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide a bold vision for innovative work
    that will add value by identifying grant-making, operational, and advocacy
    strategies to advance health rights of key populations in Eastern Africa.
    Participate in the development of overall program strategy.
  • Collaborate within and beyond the program
    team, including building partnerships beyond OSF, to develop knowledge
    content, identify emerging trends, and conduct strong field assessments
    employing a rights- based lens.
  • Carry out relevant legal and policy analysis
    in the region for internal and external audiences.
  • Support identification of capacity and
    .institutional development opportunities in partner organizations
  • Support network/coalition building for joint
    advocacy with grantees and constituents targeting governments, donor
    agencies, service providers, and the general public.
  • Oversee administrative duties within the
    program and supervision of consultants.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an advanced degree in
    a relevant field.
  • A minimum of six years’ work experience in a
    similar work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills in English and one other East African language.
  • Previous experience developing and
    implementing social change strategies through a rights-based approach and
    substantive knowledge of health rights issues in the Eastern Africa
  • Previous experience in working with community
    based groups in East Africa on public health and human rights issues
    relating to LGBTI, sex workers, People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) among others.
  • Previous experience in grant making work in
    East Africa.
  • Knowledge of the Eastern Africa sexual rights
  • Prior NGO experience is desirable.
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous
    projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Integrity, team work, diplomacy and
    professionalism will be essential.
  • Willingness to travel as needed
How to Apply:
express you interest by sending your resume and cover letter to
Deadline: 15th August 2016

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