Sunday, May 12, 2013

NGO Jobs

 The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is non-governmental human rights and governance organization that seeks to promote human rights by advocating for legal and policy reforms, monitoring government adherence to human rights, rehabilitating victims of torture, forensic investigations, and documentation of torture cases for legal redress and capacity building of key

Our mission is premised on the need ‘‘To Promote and Safeguard the Rights of all against Torture by Holding the State Accountable’’.

We wish to invite applications from highly competent, dynamic and result-oriented candidates to fill the following vacancies in the organization:

1. Assistant Programme Officer: Advocacy and Communications

2. Accounts and IT Assistant

3. Programme Officer: Psychological Rehabilitation

Assistant Programme Officer: Advocacy and Communications

Core Duties:

    Manage and update the organizations website and social media
    Maintain and manage IMLU’s various databases
    Arrange timely responses to specific media enquiries and provide them with information regarding IMLU and its work
    Maintain, update and manage the organization’s resource center
    Review and monitor print, broadcast and on-line media coverage of IMLU.

Other Duties:

    Assist the Programme Officer in the implementation of advocacy and communication functions
    Assist in the coordination and facilitation of training programmes that support advocacy at all levels
    Assist in the preparation of communication tools and materials: publications, reports, media releases, etc
    Assist in the preparation and writing of project and donor reports
    Assist in the development and maintenance of strong stakeholder partnerships.

Qualifications and Attributes:

    Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication studies or any other relevant social science from a recognized university
    Minimum of 1 year relevant professional experience, preferably in an NGO
    Training and hands-on experience in ICT and social media networking
    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in advocacy and communication on human rights and governance issues
    Experience in working with the media in advocacy
    Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Outstanding networking and interpersonal skills

Accounts & IT Assistant

Key Responsibilities

Accounting responsibilities

    Manage petty cash and monitor balance levels for timely replenishment
    Verification of requests upon receipt for completeness and accuracy and processing of payments
    Inventory/stock management of office consumables and organise re-order
    Monitor cab usage, billing prepare and analyse its monthly spending reports

ICT Responsibilities

    Maintain, and update as necessary, all hardware and software configurations to ensure optimum operations in all departments.
    Backup all data regularly and ensure the network and emails are secure against viruses etc.
    Support in developing and maintaining a programme’s client database in Access.
    Assist in the procurement of new hardware and software and draw up technical specification of ICT equipment to be procured.
    Support to regular servicing of the computers.
    Any other task that may be delegated to you from time to time.

Required Qualifications

    University degree in Accounting/Finance/Business Administration, Economics/Information Technology.
    CPA Section 2
    A Diploma in Information Technology
    Working knowledge of computer packages MS Office with particular emphasis on MS Access.
    At least 1 years’ relevant hands on experience
    Ability to work in a team and with minimum supervision

Programme Officer – Psychological Rehabilitation

Programme Management

    Lead in designing and implementation of rehabilitation and documentation interventions
    Lead in Development of Counseling work plans and budgets
    Coordination of network of counselors providing rehabilitation services
    Development of counseling documentation tools
    Ensuring effective documentation of all counseling activities
    Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of programme interventions in accordance to IMLU and grant requirements
    Fund raising


    Making preliminary psychological examination of torture survivors
    Making appointments and authorizing psychological rehabilitation of torture survivors
    Quality control of services provided by IMLU network counsellors
    Maintaining functional linkages between psychosocial and medical rehabilitation.
    Tracking all cases undergoing psychological rehabilitation and maintaining up to date data base

Required Qualifications

    First degree in psychology or counseling
    At least 3 years hands on experience in working in trauma situations using various trauma therapy methodologies
    At least two years experience in programme cycle management, Client handling skills, including ability to emphasize with victims of trauma
    Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks,
    Experience in training of trauma counseling professionals
    Excellent communication skills.
    Experience working with victims of torture and other forms of ill-treatment will be an added advantage

Employment at IMLU is on contractual terms and candidates ready for the challenge are encouraged to apply.

All applications to be received by close of business Monday 27th May 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Send your application letter and CV, including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time telephone contacts to: with the subject matter as above for the respective position.


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