Job: Programme Officer, Voice, Hivos

Programme Officer, Voice- Kenya
40 hours a week
Nairobi, Kenya

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

Job context

Voice: Nothing About Us, Without Us, is a new fund created by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs. It is managed jointly by Hivos and Oxfam Novib.The fund is part of the Dialogue and Dissent agenda of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Its main goal is to strengthen the capacity for lobby and advocacy of civil society organizations and representatives of the most marginalized and discriminated people, in order to empower these groups and have their voices heard and respected. Voice has two main components; a grant making facility that gives support to groups and organizations and a linking and learning programme that will nurture learning and innovation across countries and groups. It will support the use of innovative ideas to reach these groups for lobby and advocacy.

This position will support the programme implementation in Kenya.

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Event: Join the CEO of Phil U in Tanzania and Kenya

Connor Diemand-Yauman, the CEO of Philanthropy University, will be in Tanzania and Kenya over the next few weeks and will be hosting local Phil U learners for informal late-afternoon get togethers. If you are in or near Dar es Salaam on Thursday, 31 August or Nairobi on Tuesday, 5 September, please make sure to let us know by completing the form below so that you can join Connor and other Phil U learners to network, have your questions answered, and enjoy a good time.
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Connor Diemand-Yauman, CEO of Philanthropy University, will be in Nairobi on the 5th of September, and is eager to meet Kenyan Phil U learners for a get-together. Come join Connor and a group of Phil U learners to network over cocktails and beverages, have your curious questions answered, and enjoy a good time!

Philanthropy University is a free, first-of-its-kind educational initiative for change makers in the social sector.


Internships: Sauti Africa


Sauti is a mobile-based trade information and social accountability platform for SMEs engaged in cross-border trade in the East African Community. Our mission is to empower cross-border traders to exercise their rights as citizens of the EAC – able to trade legally, safely and profitably across borders and stand up for their rights with a loud and clear voice.

Our Internship Program provides recent graduates and graduate students each year with an unrivaled opportunity to learn about the internal mechanisms of a social enterprise and to experience life in the vibrant Nairobi startup community. Interns spend 6 months working across the company, serving in a variety of roles in our Nairobi offices and possibly in the field. Each intern reports directly to the Director of Operations. The internship application for our 2017 program is open to citizens of any of the members states of the East African Community (EAC). However, in exceptional circumstances, we are willing to discuss internships for graduates of universities outside the EAC.

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Job: Media & Communications Consultant

Friends of Lake Turkana is seeking for a Media & Communications Consultant to support its operations in the Turkana basin by developing and implementing communication and media strategies towards the advancement of FoLT’s goals and objectives.
Deadline for applications is the 8th of September, 2017.
Details here in PDF: Media & Communications Consultant
Position Title: Media & Communications Consultant
Reporting to Executive Director
About FoLT
Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT), is a grassroots organization founded in 2009 with a mission to foster social, economic and environmental justice in Turkana Basin. FoLT tries to achieve this by I) Safeguarding community resources; II) seeking environmental justice; III) Securing community benefits and; IV) Realizing women and youth as key agents of change.
Summary of Role
FoLT is seeking a highly creative Media & Communications Consultant for a One (1) year
contract (renewable). The Consultant will develop and implement communication and media strategies towards the advancement of FoLT’s goals and objectives.

Docubox screening: WHOSE STREETS?

DOCUBOX Presents: WHOSE STREETS? film screening


Docubox would like to invite you to our monthly screening on the 30th of August at PAWA254 Mageuzi Theatre, at 6:30pm. We will be screening ‘Whose Streets?’ directed by Sabaah Folayan and Co-directed by Damon Davis.

Whose Streets is a documentary film that follows activists who have taken to the streets to draw attention to the issue of police violence. This is as a result of an unarmed 18-year-old teenager called Michael Brown, who was killed by the police and left lying in the streets for hours. Brown’s killing sparked a fierce backlash and exposed fault lines in the relationship between African-American communities and the criminal justice system. Giving rise to the hashtag Black Lives Matter.

The film is relevant as our police have been seen to be heavy handed on how they have handled protestors across the country. Is there some justification for their actions? How do we address the police brutality and how do we start talking about the overdue police reforms?

Event: Kenya Art Fair, via Kuona Trust

Kenya Art Fair 2017 | 17th – 19th November 2017 | Sarit Centre Expo Hall 

With less than 3 months to go, preparations for this year’s Kenya Art Fair are underway. The submission call already out to artists has seen a trickling in of phenomenal artwork set to grace the stage this year.

The Kenya Art Fair is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated Visual art events in East Africa. Now in its fourth year, the fair continues to build on its previous success to present a dynamic selection of galleries, artist collectives, established artists and art organizations from within the region. Alongside the curated stands will be, the Art Talks.  

To find out how you can take part, please get in touch with us via email or call 0721262326 or 0733742752

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