National Coordinator, Kenya Fight Inequality Alliance

Full Time

Fight Inequality Alliance

National Coordinator, Kenya Fight Inequality Alliance

Join Our Mission to Fight Inequality and Create Positive Change

Position: National Coordinator
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type: Full-time, Fixed-Term Contract
Duration: Extendable by mutual agreement
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: Competitive, Commensurate with Experience

About Fight Inequality Alliance

At Fight Inequality Alliance, we are a coalition of leading national and international social movements, NGOs, women’s rights groups, and trade unions, united by a shared vision of a just, equal, and sustainable world. We are committed to combating the alarming levels of inequality that are holding back progress, harming the environment, and undermining democracy. Our collective efforts are aimed at catalyzing real change.

While governments pledge to reduce inequality, progress remains slow. We believe that real change happens when individuals come together, mobilize, and demand accountability. Together, we empower people, bridge organizations, and connect across borders to create a more equitable world.

Our journey began in 2017, and we are currently in a phase of significant growth. The Kenya National Coordinator plays a pivotal role in advancing our mission within Kenya, reporting to the Global Convenor and collaborating closely with the national steering group. This role involves leading and organizing efforts at the national level while connecting with our global alliance.

How to Apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your application to with the subject line “Application for position of Kenya National Coordinator.” Your application should include:

  1. A motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your interest in this position and your passion for fighting inequality. Please also highlight aspects of your background that demonstrate your suitability for this role.
  2. A detailed CV with three references.
  3. Two examples of your previous work that showcase your suitability for this role (e.g., articles, videos, campaign materials, speeches, media work, etc.).

Ensure that your application demonstrates your alignment with the required experience and person specification. Only candidates meeting the required criteria should apply.

Application Deadline

Closing Date: October 20th

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Role Overview

Lead the Charge Against Inequality in Kenya

As the National Coordinator, you will be at the forefront of our efforts to fight inequality in Kenya. Your role involves coordinating key activities and campaigns, mobilizing new members, strengthening alliances, and raising funds. You will serve as a prominent representative and planner for our national alliance, leading with passion, humility, and collaboration.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Visionary Leadership: Provide leadership for Fight Inequality Alliance Kenya in alignment with the National Steering Group’s vision. Translate this vision into actionable strategies and initiatives, driving the alliance’s growth and strengthening.
  2. Campaign Coordination: Design and coordinate essential activities, including the Global Week of Action and “Usawa Budget” mobilizations. Organize and coordinate other vital campaigns, produce campaign materials, and lead gatherings and training sessions.
  3. Alliance Building: Mobilize new members and harness their expertise. Build the alliance’s profile, credibility, and connections within civil society organizations and other stakeholders, including political targets and the media.
  4. Meeting Facilitation: Host and guide meetings and ensure the smooth functioning of the Kenya alliance.
  5. Knowledge Sharing: Capture lessons and best practices for wider dissemination and to inform future planning. Coordinate monitoring, reporting, reflection, and learning activities.
  6. Fundraising: Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential funders. Manage and report on grants to ensure financial stability.
  7. Financial Management: Oversee the financial performance of the national alliance, including budget preparation, monitoring, forecasting, and reporting.
  8. Global Engagement: Support Kenya’s participation in the regional and global alliance, fostering collaboration and alignment.
  9. Adaptable Role: Flexibly undertake any other duties within the scope of the job as reasonably required by the Line Manager.

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to Fight Inequality Alliance’s values, including a feminist perspective and a dedication to battling discrimination in all forms.
  • At least 5 years of experience in organizing and movement building at the local and national levels in Kenya.
  • Proven ability to excel in an emerging and “start-up” organization, adapting to new roles.
  • Fundraising and grant management experience with a talent for engaging diverse stakeholders.
  • Strategic decision-making skills and the ambition to grow our alliance’s impact in Kenya.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing abilities with respect and credibility among key constituencies.
  • Dynamic and empowering leadership style that encourages others to lead.
  • Profound understanding of inequality issues in Kenya and the political landscape.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Lived experiences with intersecting systems of oppression.
  • Knowledge of power dynamics and privilege in organizing contexts.

Please submit your application in English.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To stand out as a successful applicant for the Kenya National Coordinator role, consider the following expert tips:

  1. Showcase Your Commitment: In your motivation letter, emphasize your dedication to fighting inequality and your alignment with our values. Provide concrete examples from your past experiences that demonstrate your commitment.
  2. Highlight Organizational Skills: Mention instances where you have successfully organized and led movements or campaigns, showcasing your ability to drive change and mobilize people effectively.
  3. Fundraising Excellence: If you have fundraising experience, share specific accomplishments and strategies you’ve employed to secure funds. Highlight your ability to engage diverse stakeholders and cultivate relationships.
  4. Strategic Thinking: Discuss your strategic decision-making skills and your vision for growing our alliance’s impact in Kenya. Be prepared to articulate a clear and compelling strategy during the interview.
  5. Leadership and Collaboration: Describe situations where you’ve displayed dynamic and empowering leadership, even without formal authority. Emphasize your collaborative approach to working with others.
  6. In-Depth Understanding: Demonstrate your deep understanding of inequality issues and political dynamics in Kenya. Stay informed about current events and debates in the field.
  7. Effective Communication: Showcase your exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and your proficiency in English and Kiswahili.

Your application is your first impression, so make it count by showcasing your qualifications and passion for our mission. We look forward to receiving your application and potentially welcoming you to our Fight Inequality Alliance family. Together, we can create a more equitable world!

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