Program Officer – Health Rights Program Jobs – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Organisation: The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The 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 Program
Officer will provide 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 for the Health Rights Program.
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 policy analysis in the region
for internal and external audiences.
Support identification of capacity and
institutional development opportunities in partner organizations (grantees).
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
The ideal candidate must hold an advanced degree
in a relevant field.
A minimum of six years of relevant work
Excellent written and verbal communication
skills in English and one other East African language.
Experience developing and implementing social
change strategies through a rights-based approach and substantive knowledge of
health rights issues in the Eastern Africa region.
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.
Experience in grant making in East Africa.
Knowledge of the Eastern Africa sexual rights
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:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated resumes and cover letters to
Deadline: 1st
December 2017
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