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NGO Research Assistant Job in Kenya, December 2018



Title Campaign and Research Assistant – Nairobi
Location Nairobi
Department Name Nairobi
We are currently looking for a Campaigns & Research Assistant who is available to work from February 2019 for an initial period of six months. The Assistant will be responsible for a range of duties, including supporting the organisation’s campaigning work; compiling media updates; supporting the development of our network; coordinating and attending meetings and drafting notes; liaising with partner NGOs, policymakers and the media; research tasks and administrative work. 

The position provides market level allowance. Early applications are encouraged, and strong applicants may be contacted before the stated deadline for applications. Crisis Action is an equal opportunities Employer.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 7th January 2019. 

Campaigns and Research Assistant, Nairobi
Crisis Action

Responsible to: Nairobi Advocacy and Campaigns Manager
Location: Nairobi
Allowance: competitive
Duration: initially six months (with possibility of extension)
Start Date: February 2019
Application deadline: Monday 10th December 2018; 23:59 EAT
About Crisis Action
Crisis Action is a dynamic international non-governmental organisation that works with individuals and organisations from global civil society to protect civilians living in warzones. We work behind the scenes as a coordinating body to support a diverse range of partners to help increase the impact of collective campaigning. The support we provide may include warning of emerging crises and prompting early responses; sharing information and analysis; researching and analysing government policy; facilitating partner dialogue; negotiating joint policy platforms; coordinating joint action; planning and executing joint campaigns and evaluating the effectiveness of joint responses.
Crisis Action’s current conflict priorities are Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. We also monitor ongoing emergencies and often engage in short-term “emergency response” advocacy. Crisis Action has offices in Addis Ababa, Beirut, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York, Paris and Washington, D.C.
Crisis Action has been awarded the 2012 Macarthur Foundation Award for Effective and Innovative Institutions and the 2013 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship. More information about Crisis Action is available on our website and our most recent Annual Report.

Description of Campaigns and Research Assistant role:

The Campaigns and Research Assistant works with the Nairobi Campaigns Team, working closely with the Nairobi Advocacy & Campaigns Manager and supporting our campaign work on South Sudan, as well as ad hoc emergency responses. The work involves a range of duties including:

  • Providing coordination support for design and delivery of Crisis Action’s Nairobi and global campaign work, including:
  • Supporting project management of key campaign products and moments (such as coordinating joint letters and other campaign actions)
  • Monitoring Regional and international media and social media to keep abreast of developments relevant to our campaigns, tracking media pick-up of campaign products and collating media reviews
  • Supporting the organisation’s use of social media, including the Crisis Action twitter account
  • Undertaking research on conflict situations and key political targets, and drafting intel updates, parliamentary and media briefings
  • Supporting the development of campaign products, including social media toolkits and graphics, press releases and joint letters
  • Contributing to development and delivery of office and campaign strategies, including supporting partner, policymaker and media outreach in the Nairobi
  • Providing administrative support to the Crisis Action Nairobi office and global campaign teams, including:
  • Maintaining the central Salesforce contact database, keeping records of meetings and activities, and managing internal filing systems
  • Organising and taking notes of campaign calls and meetings with the team, partners, experts and government officials
  • Supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning for global campaigns by:
  • Maintaining the evidence of change journal to track policy change and impact
  • Collating input from team or partners on evaluations/ post-action debriefs and surveys
  • Providing support to the Global Campaign Director as needed

You will have exposure to senior decision makers in NGOs, the media, and the political world. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the overall project management for global campaigns, including in particular our Yemen campaign. You will also have the opportunity to learn about global conflicts and the development and implementation of international campaign and advocacy strategies.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has excellent organisational administrative and computer/technology skills and Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Has top-notch communication skills, and excellent oral and written English
  • Is a good analyst and creative thinker
  • Is a self-starter, takes the initiative, able to multi-task and flourish in a high-paced environment
  • Has excellent research skills and ability to distil and summarize complex topics into easy-to understand formats for a variety of audiences
  • Has an interest in conflict issues and/or campaigning and advocacy

The following would be an advantage:

  • Direct experience working with civil society organisations and/or government institutions
  • An interest in digital campaigning and graphic design for social media
  • Experience of using and maintaining databases, such as Salesforce

Application instructions:
Please apply via our online system.
To apply please upload by 10th December 2018 a CV by following this link:

The deadline for applications is 23:59 EAT on 10 December 2018.

Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. We regret that due to the volume of applications we cannot respond individually to each applicant.

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