Workshop: Physical Planning Forum, Sauti ya Nairobi, TISA, Uraia

The Citizens Coalition for a Better Nairobi ‘Sauti ya Nairobi’ steering team in collaboration with The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA) and Uraia has organized a one-day workshop scheduled for  Wednesday 27th  June 2018  from 8 .00 a.m.- 1 p.m. The workshop will bring together various stakeholders including both State and non-State actors such as Residents associations, Civil Society movements etc to share both their views, experiences and projections in physical planning matter.

The objectives of the Workshop include:

  • To share findings of an initial review on the current legal framework on physical planning in the City of Nairobi.
  • To establish cross cutting partnerships and networks in the field of physical planning.
  • To discuss and document the efforts and experiences of the various stakeholders in the field of physical planning.
  • To derive next steps necessary for legal reform or other required changes in physical planning. To utilize the discussion to improve the framework of the development of a Sauti Strategy

Sauti has offered a few places to members of the built environment who attend Naipolitans Forums and events to attend this forum.

If you are interested in attending the forum, please get in touch with Constant Cap <>.

As there are limited places available, these will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

The Citizens Coalition for a Better Nairobi, ‘Sauti ya Nairobi’ was formed in 2017 by a group of concerned residents and professionals. The concerned persons sought to bring together various actors who have been driving for change though a non-political voluntary group. Sauti has brought together various non -state city stakeholders including community leaders, professionals, youth groups, partner organizations and institutions and make use of our strengths as well as available citizen participatory means to advocate and drive towards better planning, accountable urban management and reliable services for citizens in Nairobi.

Sauti aims at utilizing partnerships, studying best practices and making tactical strategies that can help improve the quality of lives of citizens in Nairobi.

Sauti has identified physical planning as one key area that citizens lack not only awareness but are also almost powerless. The city is experiencing growth at alarming levels and the absence of any structured plan or framework in which this is happening is of growing concern. Residents are experiencing ‘change of use’ and ‘extension of use’ within their neighbourhoods that are giving authorization to incompatible land uses.

Many residents are not aware of how they can petition against developments. Majority do not know the development approval process and their rights in this process. There is very little data available (especially Spatial Data) that can enable residents to respond to the various change of use advertisements in the newspapers. Finally, the city lacks a clear legislated zoning policy. The City relies on the 2008 Nairobi City council zoning ordinance. As a number of these zones have been ‘under review’, this has resulted into loopholes in physical planning such as developer’s obtaining a leeway in going beyond the designated plot ratio and ground coverage.


Call for Judges: Young Women Transform Prize (Enabling Youth-Led Economic Empowerment)

Young Women Transform Prize
Enabling Youth-Led Economic Empowerment

YouthPower Learning is currently recruiting international youth development professionals (implementers and funders) with experience related to youth economic opportunities to review applications submitted by youth-led and youth-serving organizations for the Young Women Transform Prize.

Express Your Interest in Being a Judge

Through the Young Women Transform Prize, USAID, The Volvo Group, and Standard Chartered will support youth in developing countries to design solutions to advance the economic empowerment of young women in their communities.

Judging will occur during May and June 2018, with an estimated time commitment per volunteer of 5 hours. Selected volunteers will receive further information regarding the judging process.

Do you have colleagues that may be interested? Share this information with them and encourage them to express their interest as well!

-YouthPower Learning Team

Communications Internship (WWF)

WWF has an opening through its Youth Volunteer Internship Programme for a communications intern for a 6-month assignment with the WWF Regional Office for Africa based in Kenya, Nairobi. Please note this opening is addressed to Kenyan nationals only.

Location: WWF Regional Office for Africa (based in Kenya, Nairobi)
Assignment dates: 6 months, dates to be determined
Language required: English, ideally French
Age Category: 19-27 years
Deadline to apply: 10 July 2016
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Volunteer Positions (Fahamu)

Unpaid but seem substantive:

Fundraising Volunteer

Fundraising & Grant writing volunteer wanted to support progressive pan-African social movements (Nairobi, Kenya)

Want to develop your fundraising and grant-writing skills by working on real projects while helping to support pan-African activism and social movements?

Fahamu ( is a pan-African NGO looking for a  volunteer to help increase its fundraising capacity – identifying potential new fundraising sources, being actively involved in writing grants and proposals, and inputting into the organisation’s fundraising strategy.

Digital & Social Marketing Volunteer

Digital & social marketing volunteer needed to help progressive networks across Africa

Want to develop your digital and social marketing skills while helping to support pan-African activism and social movements?

Fahamu ( is a pan-African NGO looking for a  volunteer to help improve its social/digital marketing activity and that of its key publication – the only independent pan-African voice – Pambazuka News (

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Seeking schools, teachers, volunteers interested in kids’ computer class #HourofCode

By 2020, will have 1,000,000 more computing jobs than computing students globally. Have you heard #HourOfCode via

Its a one hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

Am looking for schools, teachers, volunteers who might be interested in running #HourOfCode targeting children in their locations.

No experience needed; its pretty easy and fun to do it.


Interested? Or know of interested parties? Kindly contact Caleb at ndaka09 at gmail dot com.

Vacancy – Volunteer Festival Director

Slum Film Festival wishes to recruit a volunteer Film Festival Director for six months. This is a part time Job and is a good fit for someone with a passion for creative arts especially supporting young film makers – who may not have an audience. This is a part time position and the director will be required to devote at least 5 days per month and 15 days during the last months of the festival.

• Overall responsibility for the festival and all festival activities
• Ensuring full implementation of the festival work plan
• Ensuring Film festival subcommittees perform their roles
• Maintaining and building all key festival functions
• Chief festival communication and public relations officer – Brand ambassador
• Fundraising and fund management
• Creating synergy, team work and enthusiasm among the key players of 

Reports to;

SFF Management Committee

Reported to by;
Reported to by Film Festival Sub Committees and officers
Preferred Personal Skills;
• Bachelors degree
• Background in arts and film
• Experience in project management
• Good communication skills
• Works well under pressure
• Good finance skills 

This is a volunteer position and the successful candidate will receive a monthly remuneration of Ksh 25000. In addition, the volunteer will receive immense networking opportunities, work experience in an expanding international project as well as personal reference letters from the Festival Management Committee.

If you are interested and you feel you fit the bill, Kindly send a cover letter and a one page resume to by 15th of May 2014

Recruitment Director & Internships with Amani Institute

From Amani’s website

“Amani Institute is a special place to work, formed by entrepreneurs, where new ideas and passion is welcome. We look for visionary individuals with the courage and empathy to create social change. If you are one of these people contact us!


Job Opportunities:

Director of Social Change Talent Recruitment 

Although only 2 years old and still in start-up phase, Amani Institute is growing rapidly and will soon have education programs running throughout the year. These programs are primarily held in Kenya and Brazil, with other locations to follow but are offered to a worldwide audience, having participate in our programs people from over 30 different countries. The team is globally diverse, entrepreneurial, and values the whole individual as much as their professional ability.

The core responsibility of the Director of Social Change Talent Recruiter position is …

to manage and lead the selection process for all education programs. This position can be based anywhere in the world, though strong preference is given to candidates with authorization to work in any of the following countries: USA, Kenya, Brazil. Relocation and/or periodic travel to one of these three countries is also a strong possibility.

Salary commensurate with experience and location – and considering we are a non-profit organization in its early stage

Key Responsibilities

  •     Manage the selection and interview process for all Amani Institute programs
  •     Define recruiting and outreach strategy; find new, creative ways to attract distinctive participants 
  •     Harness the most effective channels, media and events in order to do so
  •     Present Amani Institute convincingly to potential participants 
  •     Screen applications from across the globe, lead selection decision meetings, and manage all follow up questions from applications, including the enrollment/registration process
  •     Play active role in supporting participants during the program and as alumni 
  •     Work in a closely-knit, fast-growing, diverse, global team 

Required Characteristics and Experience

  •     Evidence of being a doer – high degree of performance and self-accountability
  •     Passion for social change
  •     Passion for helping individuals achieve their full potential
  •     High degree of maturity and judgment in understanding the communication styles, needs and desires of individuals from vastly different cultural and professional backgrounds
  •     High degree of applied empathy
  •     Significant work experience (at least 7 years), with some experience in the social change sector
  •     Project management experience, ideally for global projects
  •     Good knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel)
  •     Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  •     Bachelor’s degree (in any field);
  •     Good knowledge of Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter)
  •     Good writing and public speaking skills
  •     Demonstrated record in global networking

Preferred Experience

(although not required in order to apply, possessing any of these characteristics will be a distinctive advantage)

  •     Experience in talent recruiting and admissions for leading education programs
  •     Experience in or knowledge of the higher education sector
  •     Experience of living in a country other than one’s home country
  •     Fluency in Portuguese
  •     Knowledge in data platforms and online tools such as salesforce and survemonkey 


Are you the ideal candidate? We will gladly receive your application and CV (in English). To apply click here. 



One of the best ways to enter the work force is to do an internship to prove your skills and abilities. The Amani Internship will allow you to live in Nairobi, Kenya, or Sao Paulo, Brazil, better understand the higher education sector, have a comprehensive idea about how social change works and gain practical skills around communication, management and research. Each intern can also take up to 2 short courses for free. The internship position is for a minimum of 3 months and is unpaid. 

For Internships in Nairobi, apply before:

  • 1st January 2014 (for the period February 2014-April 2014, with possibility to extend)
  • 1st March 2014 (for the period May-July 2014 with possibility to extend)

For internships in Sao Paulo, apply before:

  • 1st July 2014 (for the period August-October, with possibility to extend)


Are you the ideal candidate? We will gladly receive your CV and motivation letter (in English). To apply send us an email! 



If you have some time that you want to dedicate to better train people to work in the social sector, to improve higher education, to link the education sector with employers, or if you want to provide trainings in our programs, be a guest speaker, or support our outreach efforts globally, we would love to hear from you!


Are you the ideal candidate? We will gladly receive your CV and motivation letter (in English). To apply send us an email! 

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