Program Manager – Advocacy Non-profit Careers – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Job Title:       Program
Manager – Advocacy
Organisation: The
Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive
About US:
The Open Society Initiative for
Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus will be on pastoralism, land tenure
governance, food systems and market access, governance and anti-corruption
climate change and a fair investment framework. The Open Society Initiative for
Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the region by awarding
grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society
leaders and groups. The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) is
implementing the health and rights program which advances health rights in the
region and current areas of focus include maternal health, harm reduction,
palliative care, access to medicines, and health rights of marginalized
Job Summary: The Program
Manager – Advocacy will work in collaboration with OSIEA’s strategic partners
and other Open Society Foundations (OSF) offices. The programme manager’s core
duties will entail the advancement of OSIEA’s programmatic goals in the areas
of democracy and rule of law; human rights; social and economic justice; and
equality and non-discrimination.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Working
    together with program teams, lead the development and implementation of
    the overall advocacy strategy and sub-strategies;
  • Researching
    and regularly updating OSIEA staff and partners on key developments in the
    region pertinent to OSIEA programmatic priorities;
  • Writing
    high level advocacy materials including briefing papers and reports;
  • Supporting
    and liaising with key local, regional and international partners on their
    advocacy strategy development and implementation;
  • Engaging
    in direct advocacy nationally, regionally including with the East African
    Community (EAC) and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development
    (IGAD), and internationally based on the advocacy strategy;
  • Liaising,
    briefing, and supporting OSF advocates in different parts of the world;
  • Establishing
    and maintaining high level critical networks and partnerships at national
    and regionally level as part of an effective advocacy strategy; and
  • Training
    and mentoring OSIEA program teams on advocacy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    Program Manager – Advocacy must hold an advanced university degree in a
    relevant field.
  • Ten
    years of working experience as an advocacy specialist.
  • Demonstrated
    experience influencing policy makers, governments, inter-governmental
    organizations, donors and other actors in strategic decision making
    impacting on the enhancement of human rights and justice.
  • Excellent
    networking and coordinating skills.
  • A
    very good understanding of a wide range of human rights protection;
    democracy and rule of law; social and economic justice; health and rights;
    and, equality and non-discrimination issues in Eastern Africa.
  • Experience
    working with a grant making entity will be an added advantage.
  • Extraordinary
    initiative and creativity.
  • Excellent
    analytical and writing skills.
  • Ability
    to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people.
  • Team
    spirit and respectful working style.
  • Strong
    organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated resumes and cover
letters to
Deadline: 4th May 2018
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