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Human rights and social services campaigner

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About the Position

We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic human rights and social service campaigner to build on this momentum and work with GI-ESCR and partners to transform the progress made into public mobilisation and concrete change. We are looking for someone to start immediately, for an initial 18 months period (renewable subject to funding), based in Nairobi or any other suitable location.

The campaigner will lead the campaigning and communication, and support the advocacy, event organization, research, and fundraising related to the role of private actors in social services, and in particular education.  S/he will play a key role in ensuring the effectiveness and development of the advocacy and campaign response to privatisation in education. S/he will use her/is strong analytical skills of political situations and experience to design campaigns, create a communication strategy, and engage with partners and advocacy targets in order to effectively push for policies and practices related to the delivery of essential services that are in line human rights standards.


The percentage given are indicative.

  1. Campaigning and advocacy (30%)
    • Analyse and respond to the political situation affecting the work on private actors and social services
    • Advise on and provide leadership on campaigns related to private actors and social services
    • Develop and support campaign action plans
    • Lead on responsive work
    • Liaise with country partners
    • Support research necessary for campaigns
    • Support regional advocacy
  1. Communication (30%)
    • Define and provide leadership on the communication strategy
    • Lead the website revamp
    • Advise on and lead the communications on traditional and social medias
  1. Event organisation (20%)
    • Support the organisation of consultations and events with partners
    • Organise regional meetings
  1. Network and organisational development (20%)
    • Support the global networks
    • Promote public mobilisation
    • Report on projects, liaise with donors
    • Outreach to new partners
    • Develop proposals and increase the funding base

Qualifications, interests and skills

Required skills and qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant field
  • Five years of experience in human rights advocacy and/or campaigning and/or communication
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Exceptional ability to analyse, anticipate and plan for political developments and shifts in public opinion
  • Direct experience with campaigning
  • Diplomatic skills to obtain trust, cooperation, and understanding
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Passion for social justice, human rights and education as a public service
  • Excellent ability to work independently with very minimum supervision, and to take initiative and manage projects alone
  • Excellent organizational skills, a proactive nature, and self-reliance to ensure activities move forward successfully
  • Experience and interest in website management and public communication, with a creative and dynamic approach
  • Experience in fundraising, filling in funding proposals and reporting to donors
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Understanding of international human rights
  • Experience supervising interns
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High proficiency in MS Office packages and with IT
  • Team player
  • Dynamic
  • Available full time and immediately

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Advanced communication skills (website, social medias, etc.)
  • Experience working remotely
  • Good network in health, education or human rights
  • Knowledge of French and/or Spanish (written and spoken)
  • Good knowledge of international human rights law
  • Experience designing document and editing videos
  • Experience with public mobilisation
  • Experience working on education and/or privatisation issues
  • Experience developing websites

Status and location

18-months full-time contract, in Nairobi or other suitable location, starting immediately. Possibility and intention of extension depending on funding.

Salary and benefits

US$ 32 – 36,000 gross per year, depending on experience and working conditions. No relocation assistance is provided.

The position subject to tax and other statutory deductions applicable in the host country.

How to apply

Interested individuals should submit an application solely by filling in the online form here: Applications sent by other means will not be considered.

In case of any question or problems with the submission system, please email Please do NOT submit applications via emails.


Applications should be submitted by 13th of September. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place on the week starting 18th September.


GI-ESCR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.



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