Africa is a Country Fellowship to support production of original work & new knowledge in under-recognised/covered topics

Africa Is a Country (AIAC) is proud to announce the launch of our inaugural Africa Is a Country Fellowship Program, with the support of the Shuttleworth Foundation and the Open Society Foundation.

The purpose of the AIAC Fellowship is to support the production of original work and new knowledge on Africa-related topics that are under-recognized and under-covered in traditional media, new media, and other public forums. It particularly seeks to amplify voices and perspectives from the left that address the major political, social, and economic issues affecting Africans in ways that are original, accessible, and engaging to a variety of audiences.

Fellows will be writers and/or other cultural/intellectual producers who can contribute meaningfully to transforming and expanding knowledge about Africa and the diaspora. Each fellow will receive a grant of up to US$3,000 to create original work on a topic of their choice for AIAC over a 9-month period. While we expect that most fellows will produce essays and/or reporting and analysis, we are also open to work in other formats, such as photo essays, documentary videos, and more. Fiction, poetry, and fine and performing arts are not eligible for support from this program.

Topics may include (but are not limited to): work and worker rights; the climate crisis; women/gender issues; immigration/border politics; reactionary politics (neoliberal authoritarianism, xenophobia, Afro-capitalism); political alternatives to neoliberalism and state-led pan-Africanism, and social movements as well as African and diaspora history and culture. We are also open to considering important topics not mentioned here. Surprise us!

Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship – Nairobi & Isiolo

Deadline Friday, 24/01/2020 (24 January)

What does the Environmental Justice (EJ) Fellowship offer?

The EJ Legal Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to young, up and coming Kenyan legal professionals who are passionate about supporting communities in securing rights to their lands, resources and knowledge. The legal fellows will be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues within environmental and human rights law and provided hands on experience and training in research, legal empowerment, data collection and analysis, public interest litigation, analysis on laws and regulations, and advocacy. Over the duration of the Legal Fellowship, the fellows will have the opportunity to spend time and work directly with communities, community-based organizations and community paralegals. At the completion of the Legal Fellowship, each fellow will submit a research report on a topic of interest within the environmental justice area.

The Legal Fellowship will provide the successful applicants a stronger understanding of/in:

  • The principles of environmental and human rights law and citizenry participation in environmental decision-making
  • The realities of communities facing environmental injustices
  • Community-centred legal empowerment methodologies
  • The environmental decision-making processes of key institutions and bodies, such as the National Environmental Management Authority, Water Resources Authority, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service and county governments
  • Analysing and evaluating environmental and human rights laws, regulations and policies
  • Analysing and commenting on environmental impact assessments (EIA), environmental audits and strategic impact assessments (SEA)
  • Environmental justice litigation
  • Evidenced based environmental justice advocacy and research
  • The civil society organizations and individuals in Kenya working towards environmental justice

One of the Legal Fellows will be based in Isiolo and two others in Nairobi. The Legal Fellowship will be for a period of up to 10 months full time. A modest salary will be offered. The successful applicants will be required to begin immediately. Candidates from Isiolo County are encouraged to apply for the Legal Fellowship in Isiolo.

Selection Criteria…

Social entrepreneurship accelerator, IKEA & Acumen

Today, we’re excited to officially open applications for the Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator.

The closed cohort 19-week accelerator supports social entrepreneurs in East Africa in developing scalable business models that strengthen their enterprise’s capacity to scale and improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable.

Participants will:

  • Learn to scale their social enterprise business model
  • Receive individualized support from IKEA coaches and Acumen facilitators
  • Get to be part of a dynamic peer community of social enterprise leaders
  • Get to take part in a final summit to network with investors and supporters
  • Have an opportunity to be one of two teams who will be selected for $25,000 in seed funding

You are qualified to apply if you:

  • Run a social enterprise (nonprofit or for-profit) based in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, or Ethiopia
  • Have demonstrated market traction and are post-revenue
  • Have a team equivalent to 3 full time staff
  • Focus on promoting livelihoods, equality and inclusion

Applications close January 14th and will be considered in the order they are submitted.

BE AMONG THE FIRST TO APPLY

Job: Program Officer, Kitui Cha Sheria

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Deadline 6 December

Kituo Cha Sheria (KITUO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to empower the poor and marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and people’s rights through advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid and education, legal representation and research. KITUO seeks to recruit, in the Advocacy, Governance and Community Partnerships (AGCP) programme; a dynamic, self driven and result oriented person.

PROGRAM OFFICER

(Ref: KCS/GIZ/LO-NRB/APP)

Reporting to the Coordinator Advocacy, Governance and Community Partnerships (AGCP) programme, he/she will carry out the following:

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct community sensitisation campaigns.
  • Conduct research that enables KITUO to build evidence base that informs community-based mediation and non-violent communication strategies.
  • Legal awareness and education to allow less-heeded groups exercise their civic rights and improve their livelihood.
  • Responsible for advising and sensitising communities on building capacities to use mediation to resolve conflicts.
  • Helping vulnerable communities to develop capacity to self advocate and lobby for legal protection.
  • Programme work and report writing.
  • Conduct regular fundraising for program sustainability.
  • Transformation of violent conflicts in the context of social inequality through methods of civil conflict management.
  • Empowering communities in taking initiative in a conflict-sensitive and target group-oriented manner.
  • Conduct trainings that enable stakeholders handle conflicts that relate to social inequality without the use of violence, thus promoting social cohesion at community level.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences such as Anthropology, Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology or equivalent qualifications with relevant training in human rights.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili are mandatory.
  • Good working knowledge of modern information, communication and technology systems.
  • Knowledge in advocacy and Fundraising experience is an added advantage

Skills: Must be proactive team player with strong communication, interpersonal and influential skills; able to demonstrate success and impact.

How to Apply: Interested candidates who meet the requirements should send their applications indicating the job reference number above. Applications should include: Cover Letter, Detailed CV, three referees one of which must be current or most recent employer, Copies of testimonials, email and day telephone contact, and an indication of present and expected remuneration.

Address the application to: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KITUO CHA SHERIA-LEGAL ADVICE CENTRE, P.O. Box 7483-00300, Ronald Ngala, Nairobi
E-mail: hr@kituochasheria.or.ke

The application must reach us on or before 6th December 2019.

Event: Docubox’s Halloween Shorts, Shorts, and Shots

Got your early bird Halloween tickets yet?

Join us if you dare, for a Halloween scare… Shorts, Shorts & Shots! Halloween Edition NOVEMBER 1ST
PRESTIGE PLAZA CINEMA
EARLY BIRD TICKETS 600 (UNTIL 30TH SEPTEMBER)

Happy hour from 5:30 pm Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKETS: 600 BOB (UNTIL 30TH SEPTEMBER) REGULAR TICKETS: 800 BOB
AT THE GATE: 1000 BOB The gist is simple, YOU wear the Shorts, WE screen the award-winning short films and WE ALL have shots! (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available). On NOVEMBER 1ST, we bring you a very special, very spooky Halloween edition of Shorts, Shorts & Shorts with a frightful line up of local scary short films and a bar with eerily themed drinks to go with all the night’s surprises and scares.

Right now, you can grab a scrumptious deal on advance tickets for only 600 bob until the 30th of September

Student tickets can be purchased at the Docubox Offices at 600 bob with proof of your student ID. These are in limited number, so get yours while you can.

Never seen a Kenyan horror film?
Love the Halloween season?
Then what are you waiting for? 

Get your tickets NOW, NOW. Get Tickets Thank you to our friends and partners Keyframe for the continued support.  Copyright © 2019 Docubox EADFF, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Docubox EADFFComboni Rd, Off Ngong RdP.O Box 14808 – 00800Nairobi 0 Kenya
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Internship at Katiba Institute (3 months, full-time, starts October, deadline 4 Sept)

About Katiba Institute

Katiba Institute (KI) was established to promote the understanding and implementation of Kenya’s new Constitution. KI endeavors to enhance the implementation and the realization of the objects of the Constitution through research, constitutional education, constitutional litigation and encouraging public participation. KI also works to foster the spirit of constitutionalism in the East African region by promoting exchange of academic discourse on constitutional issues and by working with like-minded organizations to secure greater freedoms in the East African Region.

Internship Offer and Purpose

The KI Programmes Department undertakes research, advocacy and capacity building. KI seeks to engage a Programs Intern to be part of the Programmes team on a full time basis for 3 months. The intern will learn and gain experience through, among other tasks, assisting in field and desktop research; organizing and participating in different forums with community members and representatives – including members of Civil Society Organizations; and contributing to making submissions to laws and policies. The Intern will also have an opportunity to interact with other departments such as the Public Interest Litigation Department (PIL). The Intern will be based in Nairobi with occasional travel to other counties.

Desirable Qualifications and Attribute

 An undergraduate degree in social sciences;

 Conviction in and commitment to constitutionalism and principles of human rights;

 Shown interest in conducting primary and desktop research;

 Strong oral and written communications skills;

 Fluency in English and Kiswahili;

 Be available to begin in October and be willing to travel when need arises.

Submission of Applications

Please email your application to the Human Resources (careers@katibainstitute.org) with the opportunity title as the subject line. In your application, include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with three referees. The application should reach us by 17:00 EAT on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. KI is an equal opportunity employer and does not solicit any fees for employment or internship opportunities.

Fund: HEVA, the first creative economy catalyst program for East Africa

Sign up for more info and future deadlines: http://www.hevafund.com/

“Since 2013, HEVA has innovated financial models specifically for the East African creative economy:

“We have invested in more than 20 creative businesses in the fashion, digital content, crafts and decor value chains. From Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali, Arusha, Lamu to Dar es Salaam, the creative sector is where the creation of new products and new cultural experiences is happening. We want to be in the forefront of helping producers of cultural goods and services to build high-value, profitable businesses where new ideas will come to life, and where the highest potential for great profits, great jobs and happy people will be found.”

Job: Analyst, mid-level, Valar

Title Kenya Analyst (Mid-Level)
Dept Information & Analysis
Type Full-Time Employee
Loctn Kenya
Travel Regional Travel Required (30%)
Reqmt Candidate Must Have or Be Able to Obtain a Kenyan Work Permit
Apply Submit Cover Letter, CV, and Writing Sample to hr@valarfrontier.com

Description

Valar seeks an exceptionally qualified individual to serve as a Kenya Analyst in support of a Kenya-based commercial client with interests predominantly focused in the coast region. The successful applicant will possess advanced analytical skills and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the political, security, cultural, and economic environment in Kenya to produce high-quality written and oral analysis from a number of open and closed sources. This position will brief Valar senior leadership and, at times, executives of current clients. The Kenya Analyst will report to the Senior Analyst under the Department of Information and Analysis in Nairobi.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE (PDF)

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JOBS: Tech-savvy folks and project wranglers, engine room

We’re looking for eager and dedicated individuals to join our core team! Specifically, we’re looking for:

  • Regional Support Team Lead to manage a team of Regional Leads who support local and national civil society in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Regional Leads work with partners to design and implement projects with tech and data components and build their long-term strategic data and tech capacity through our Matchbox programme and other regionally-focused projects.
  • A Technical Project Manager to manage tech- and data-heavy projects that seek to advance social justice, working closely with partners to ensure these projects are designed and implemented in a way that meets their needs.
  • A Project Assistant to support our team to research, design and implement projects. They will assist their colleagues in carrying out projects by conducting research and making sure projects stay on track.
  • A Technologist interested in using their technical expertise towards projects that contribute to social change. The goal of this position is to build our in-house technical capabilities in areas that could include software or web development, data science, machine learning and more. We are open to receiving applications from a wide range of individuals who have one or more technical specialisations, and we expect to at least hire one part-time team member, with the possibility of contracting with other applicants as project-based consultants.  

If any of these opportunities interest you, we invite you to apply via the links on our jobs page.

WHY JOIN US?

The Engine Room is a global team and we consider diversity to be a competency. We actively seek diverse perspectives, experiences and voices in all areas of our team and in our work. Our organisation prioritises empathy, respect, humility, flexibility, fun and a healthy work-life balance. We’re a remote team of 15 based across 4 continents. We encourage individuals from all areas of the world, backgrounds, experiences and identities to apply. We don’t have a physical office anywhere and all our staff and contractors work remotely. We highly encourage individuals from outside North America and Europe to apply.

READY TO APPLY?

The application deadline for all of these roles is July 8. Applications must be received via the links that can be found on our jobs page. Submissions received via email will not be considered.

To learn more about what it’s like to work at the Engine Room and an overview of our recruitment process, please check out our Jobs page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Anneke, our People Lead, at anneke@theengineroom.org.

Creative Masterclass with Biko Zulu at Pawa254

This is an invitation to attend The Write Change Creative Masterclass with Biko Zulu.

Date: Friday, July 5th
Venue: PAWA254 Mageuzi Theater
Time: 8 am -2 pm.
PAWA’s objective for holding this masterclass is to leverage on the potency of creative writing to address socio-economic and political issues in Kenya.
The theme is: How to write creatively, inspired by true events, in order to inspire action. Charges are 1500/= This Masterclass will be followed by a workshop involving other facilitators who will guide the writers on different themes.