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.

Jobs: Program Manager, Comms Coordinator, HURIDOCS (remote)

HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) is deeply rooted in the human rights movement, with decades of field experience and a high level of expertise in using information and technology. We are a global group of human rights researchers, documentation experts, information security specialists and software developers out to empower defenders to act strategically on human rights information.

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HURIDOCS welcomes diversity and does not discriminate on any basis, including age, gender identity, nationality or sexual orientation. Our team consists of parents and non-parents, self-taught and degree-educated. We seek to build a culture that allows everyone to fully bring themselves to the organisation. We value honest exchanges and respect each other for who they are.

Vacancies

Project Manager

HURIDOCS is seeking an experienced Project Manager with focus on projects in Africa and Asia. The Project Manager will ensure the successful delivery of information management systems and reliable advice to our organisational partners who are working on human rights investigations and documentation.

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Communications Coordinator

HURIDOCS is seeking a Communications Coordinator who is passionate about human rights, curious about technology and excited to connect HURIDOCS with the world.

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ICCROM Paid Internship

Job Opportunity: ICCROM Paid Internship

Young Professional to support Africa Programme “Changing the Face of Heritage and Conservation in Africa” (Paid internship)

Date and duration: as soon as May 2019, and until 31 December 2019 (6-8 months)

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) is an intergovernmental agency which receives its funding from 136 Member States as well as private foundations, corporations and individuals. ICCROM deals with cultural heritage conservation issues, including World Heritage, disaster risk management, sustainable development, and integrated approaches to conservation of cultural and natural heritage. ICCROM usesits unparalleled global network in training and other technical cooperation programmes worldwide.

Over the past 30 years, ICCROM has designed and implemented pioneering programmes for heritage conservation for museums and sites in Africa. ICCROM Strategy 2018-2023 sets ambitious targets for further expanding ICCROM’s role in Africa through training, research and policy formulation. This will entail implementation and delivery of practical conservation training and technical cooperation projects in partnerships with African institutions, UNESCO and others.

In the context of these specific goals, ICCROM offers an internship for the Africa Programme who will assist the program manager in the development of fresh approaches, bringing innovation to ICCROM’s involvement in the conservation of the heritage in Africa. The critical area for focus is how conservation of African cultural heritage can incorporate ideas emerging from the UN (Agenda 2030) and the African Union (Agenda 2063 “The Africa we want”). The program will focus on the current trends- in particular, economic growth, employment opportunities and social cohesion

The intern will bring the youth perspective and relevant skills in supporting successful strategy design and planning, and will also possess a good understanding of cultural heritage issues in Africa. S/he will be a creative collaborator in the design of the strategy and high-impact projects and initiatives.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the authority and the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Africa Programme Intern will contribute to designing the new ICCROM strategy for Africa, ensuring alignment of the strategy with the various programme and partnership development efforts. S/He will also assist spearhead innovative initiatives to deepen public and private donor engagement and leverage existing and new resources for maximum impact in Africa.

More specifically, the Africa Programme Intern will:

  • Undertake background research and collection of baseline data relevant to the various activities proposed
  • Assist with liaison with implementation partners to produce the final detailed concept notes for the proposed activities
  • Assist closely resource mobilization and fundraising matters, preparing donor’s profiles, following up on contact established by the Director General and the Resource Mobilization officer, preparing the information requested by donors and any other tasks aimed at achieving programme-specific fundraising goals;
  • Assist in drafting presentation materials on the Programme for ICCROM delivery at key events, meetings and other external fora;
  • Ensure that all writing produced is technically and intellectually sound, clear and objective in accordance with high standards of quality and in line with the Organization’s mandate and vision;
  • Perform other tasks as required.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

  • Be a national of an African Member-State of ICCROM
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in any field relevant to the mission and work of ICCROM
  • Technical experience  and demonstrated research and writing skills
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal, preferred also with fluency in French
  • Be under the age of 35 by the closing of the application period
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities

Please send your application consisting of a brief statement (explaining your vision, skills and relevance for this project) and a resume to africa@iccrom.org

Data Journalism resources

General global resource 🙂

Maybe you’ve already heard us at the European Journalism Centre talk about it. But now it’s real. After 10 years of supporting journalists in learning data skills, we’re proud to present our brand new space: DataJournalism.com!

DataJournalism.com is a training centre, a community, and an industry-focused publication. It brings together the Data Journalism Handbooks and our video courses, as well as cool new areas for community discussion and Long Reads written by the field’s top experts. The project is supported by the Google News Initiative.

It’s free to join, and all members receive a goodie bag full with promotions and discounts. This bag includes access to security app 1Password, scraping made easier with DIFFBOT, email providers ProtonMail & FastMail, off-shore hosting on FLOKINET, mind mapping tool MindMeister, beautiful charts with Piktochart, surveys on Survs, web hosting with SiteGround, and writing with ProWritingAid.

Webinar: Access to Justice for the Right to Housing, Namati, Tuesday 23 April 5pm

Tue, Apr 23, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EAT (Kenya time)
Free webinar

An estimated 1.8 billion people lack adequate housing. Homelessness and forced evictions are on the rise in virtually every country, while sanitation and access to basic services remain dire. 

In her recent report, Leilani Farha, the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, recognized that “the global housing crisis is rooted in a crisis in access to justice because without access to justice, housing is not properly recognized, understood or addressed as a human right.”

On April 23, join us for a webinar led by Ms. Farha and a group of grassroots activists to discuss findings from the report, how it can be used as a tool to advocate for policy change, and why “access to justice for the right to housing is inseparable from the right itself.”

During this webinar, we will discuss the main conclusions of the report and how it can help as a tool to advocate for policy changes and improved access to justice. A group of grassroots organizations from the global south will provide feedback on the report, reflecting on experiences from their own contexts in promoting access to justice for informal settlement and disadvantaged urban communities.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7087870164834075916

Grassroots groups, including Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (Nigeria), Katiba Institute (Kenya), and Civil Association for Equality and Justice (Argentina) have been at the forefront of pressing for housing justice. This webinar, organized together with International Development Research Centre, Canada, will provide space for these frontline practitioners to reflect on their experiences and catalogue the challenges and successes they’ve faced. 

Participants will explore strategies for promoting the right to housing and a broader set of social and economic rights in informal settlements — including how to foster and strengthen the voice of residents in housing rights advocacy, how to navigate collaborations and confrontations with local governments, and innovative legal empowerment approaches to unlocking the poverty penalty that batters already vulnerable groups. 

Internships at InformAction, deadline 29 March

OPPORTUNITY FOR INTERNSHIP AT INFORMATION LTD

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INTERNSHIP POSITION

March 2019

The organization

InformAction (IFA) is a not-for-profit human rights and social justice organization that uses film and community discussions to get ordinary people to speak out on their shared concerns and take action for responsibility and accountability by public officials. IFA operates through mobile field teams – using a car, screen, projector and camera – to show films to thousands of ordinary people throughout Kenya every week and facilitate discussion on the relevance of the issues in the films. Experienced activists and facilitators lead community discussions on human rights, social justice and governance, while video journalists film the discussions and continuously record people’s experiences on human rights, social justice and public governance dynamics.

IFA’s core principle is that sustainable, progressive, democratic change requires an informed citizenry empowered to speak truth to power. It catalyzes ordinary people to hold peaceful actions to demand accountability and change. By screening films in the regions and holding dynamic community discussions, IFA encourages diverse opinions within communities, and cross-community empathy and understanding.

Since its founding in 2010 InformAction has empowered hundreds of thousands of Kenyans in rural and marginalized areas, profiling the demands for change through innovative media and action. It has focused on human rights, impunity, governance, and justice for victims of political violence.

The Vision of IFA is an informed and empowered society that speaks truth to power and demands accountability and social justice and its Mission is to inform and empower communities in Kenya in order to catalyze public debate and action for a just and accountable society.

Internship Position:

InformAction now seeks to recruit an intern to join its Administration and Human Resources Management and Development team in the Nairobi Base. The key functions of this position are:

  • Support the IFA Administrator in the implementation of administrative and human resources management policies, procedures and decisions
  • Work with the Administrator on ensuring the organization’s conformity to and compliance with all statutory obligations and requirements relating to administration and human resources management
  • Work closely with the organization’s senior management and field team leaders to continuously assess and appropriately respond to needs for office equipment, facilities, supplies and utilities
  • Work closely with the Executive Director on developing and executing an organization-wide internal communication strategy
  • Work closely with the Executive Director on communication of executive and management decisions, follow-up on implementation and feedback
  • Work closely with the Executive Director on generating and drafting policy and position documents on various organizational and external issues
  • Work closely with the Executive Director on ensuring effective execution of work place safety and security policies, procedures and practices

Minimum requirements:

The suitable candidate must have and demonstrate the following as a minimum;

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen, resident in Nairobi or prepared to be resident in Nairobi during the period of internship;
  2. Be a first degree graduate in any of the following areas of university study: Political Science, Public Administration, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, Creative and Performing Arts, or Law;
  3. Should have graduated (first degree) within the period starting March 2017 and ending March 2019
  4. MUST be desirous of, focused on and committed to pursuing civic activism, defense and promotion of human rights, social justice and accountable public governance in the context of public benefit or civil society sector;
  5. Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a tolerant and patient team player;
  6. Demonstrate well developed written and oral communication skills, as well as negotiation and representation skills, with ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with staff and external stakeholders;
  7. Be resilient, flexible and adaptable to an ever changing work environment and situations, able to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including high security risks;
  8. Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to diversity at the workplace and ability to work in diverse cultural contexts appropriately;
  9. Must be well planned and organized especially in a flexible working environment and have capacity for initiative and decision making with analytical and problem solving skills;
  10. Must be emotionally mature;
  11. A good knowledge of financial management and accounting procedures will be an added advantage.

This is not a paid position. InformAction will however offer a monthly stipend limited to the successful candidate’s reasonable public transport commuting expenses. The successful candidate must be willing to commit to a six (6) months’ internship tenure.

If you are interested in this opportunity and you meet the above qualifications, please send an email with your CV with 3 referees, and a cover letter latest by the 29th of March 2019 to info@informaction.tv

RVI Event: Participation, Voice and Governance in Investment Corridors in Africa: The case of LAPSSET on Thursday 14 Feb 10-12 Nairobi

RIFT VALLEY FORUM  | EAST AFRICA  | EVENT

Participation, Voice and Governance in Investment Corridors in Africa: The case of LAPSSET

THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2019 | 10:00 | NAIROBI | SEMINAR ROOM | LAIKIPIA ROAD | KILELESHWA

Since 2012, the Kenyan government has begun commissioning work on the Lamu Port and South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Corridor) project, commonly known as LAPSSET. The corridor, which consists of road, railway and new port facilities, promises to radically alter the landscape of northern Kenya—a historically marginalized region.

Communities living in the corridor have raised concerns about the project’s potential negative impact on the environment, their livelihood systems and culture. Meanwhile, local residents, as well as people from across the country, are also anticipating the potential benefits that the corridor may bring. This has stimulated competition between different groups, and the government, to gain control over land and other resources.

On 14 February 2019, the Rift Valley Forum will host a panel discussion to disseminate a new report —Participation, Voice and Governance in Investment Corridors in Africa: the case of the Lamu Port and South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project, LAPSSET—produced by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies of the University of Western Cape, in partnership with the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa Programme. The report examines the extent to which smallholder farmers, fishers, women and youth have been included in the implementation of LAPSSET, and its potential impact on these communities.

The study aims to create an evidence-based assessment of implicit or explicit barriers that prevent smallholders, women and youth from the decision-making processes involving the design and implementation of corridors.

REGISTER HERE

Moderator

Hussein Mahmoud
Technical University of Mombasa

Presenter

Ngala Chome
Durham University

Panelists

Somo Abu Somo
Lamu County Beach Management Unit

Raya Famao Ahmed
Sauti Ya Wanawake, Lamu County Chapter

Peter Mungai
Lake Kenyatta Farmers’ Cooperative Society

Umulkher Athman
Lamu Youth Alliance