National Coordinator – Kenya Platform on Climate Governance

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Kenya Platform on Climate Governance

National Coordinator – Kenya Platform on Climate Governance

Empowering Climate Justice in Kenya

Company: PACJA (Pan African Climate Justice Alliance) Location: Nairobi, Kenya Type: Full Time Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Reports To: Head of Programmes and Research Contract Type: Two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance Duty Station: PACJA Continental Secretariat, Nairobi, Kenya Grade and Salary Level: Grade 4, competitive salary and benefits

Position Overview

Join our mission to create a climate-just future in Kenya. As the National Coordinator for the Kenya Platform on Climate Governance (KPCG), you’ll play a crucial role in advancing climate justice, ensuring environmental and climate equity for all. PACJA is a consortium of over 1000 organizations across 51 African countries, working to address the urgent climate crisis with a people-centered, rights-based approach.

Key Responsibilities

Project Implementation

  • Collaborate with KPCG members and regional coordinators to ensure integrity in all platform operations.
  • Implement efficient monitoring mechanisms and reporting systems.
  • Provide support for project planning and control.
  • Ensure accountability and compliance through timely reporting.

Facilitation and Coordination

  • Work with government partners and stakeholders to build a coherent strategy.
  • Promote advocacy and policy priorities within the platform.
  • Create partnerships with relevant stakeholders at the national level.
  • Promote the work of the National Platform.

Thought Leadership

  • Facilitate activities, needs assessments, and advocacy for a coherent strategy in climate justice.
  • Create partnerships and linkages with the government for sustainable development.
  • Design coordination mechanisms and conflict resolution protocols.
  • Promote the work of the National Platform.

Representation, Advocacy, and Coordination

  • Ensure community voices are heard in projects and advocacy.
  • Act as a liaison between the platform and stakeholders, including government and the private sector.
  • Participate in relevant national and international dialogue engagements.
  • Advocate, educate, and foster consensus on effective two-way interaction on climate justice issues.
  • Facilitate needs assessments and analysis related to KPCG coordination.
  • Establish synergy between KPCG and other partners in the climate change space.

Fundraising and Collaboration

  • Collaborate with members to create innovative initiatives on the platform.

Required Competencies

  • Agile and strategic thinker with goal-setting abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English; knowledge of French is a plus.
  • Innovative and tech-savvy with a strong knowledge of project technology.
  • Proficient in team building, negotiation, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Academic education in Project Management, Environmental Policy, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in project management, especially in intermediary organizations.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working with CSOs in diverse environments.
  • Ability to build relations with stakeholders at local, national, continental, and global levels.

How To Apply

Are you ready to lead the fight for climate justice in Kenya? Send your application to ann.kobia@pacja.org and copy hr@pacja.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

PACJA is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are reviewed on rolling basis.


Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Highlight Relevant Experience: Showcase your experience in project management and working with Civil Society Organizations, particularly in diverse environments.
  2. Tech-Savvy Skills: Emphasize your technological proficiency, which is crucial for supporting projects from start to finish.
  3. Language Proficiency: If you have knowledge of French, mention it, as it can be a valuable asset for international engagements.
  4. Collaboration and Communication: Stress your ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders and communicate clearly, especially in English.
  5. Goal-Oriented Approach: Describe your goal-setting abilities and your capacity to strategize for success.
  6. Diplomacy and Negotiation: Highlight your skills in negotiation and diplomacy, which are essential for building partnerships and advocating for climate justice.
  7. Commitment to Climate Justice: Express your passion for climate justice and your dedication to creating a more equitable and sustainable future for all.
  8. Innovative Thinking: Share examples of how you’ve applied innovative solutions to support projects.
  9. Team Building: Describe your ability to work effectively in both autonomous and team environments.
  10. Stakeholder Relations: Demonstrate your capacity to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at various levels, from local to global.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the application process like?

  • The application process involves submitting your application to ann.kobia@pacja.org and copying hr@pacja.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

2. Can I apply if I don’t speak French?

  • Yes, you can apply even if you don’t speak French. However, if you have knowledge of French, it can be an advantage for international engagements.

3. Is this a remote or on-site position?

  • The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and follows regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.).

4. What is the expected duration of the contract?

  • The contract is for two years, with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance.

5. Is there room for career growth within PACJA?

  • PACJA is committed to equal opportunities and may offer opportunities for career growth based on performance.

6. Are there any specific qualifications required for this role?

  • A background in Project Management, Environmental Policy, or a related field is preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and working with Civil Society Organizations is essential.

7. How will my work contribute to climate justice in Kenya?

  • In this role, you’ll play a pivotal role in coordinating activities, advocating for climate justice, and building partnerships to advance environmental and climate equity in Kenya.

8. What kind of projects will I be involved in?

  • You will be involved in various projects related to climate justice, sustainable development, and environmental policy, with a focus on advancing equity and justice for all.

9. Are there opportunities for professional development?

  • PACJA is committed to empowering its team members. Opportunities for professional development may be available.

10. How will my application be evaluated?

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a focus on qualifications, experience, and alignment with the role’s competencies and responsibilities. Highlight your relevant skills and experience to stand out as a strong candidate.

To apply for this job email your details to ann.kobia@pacja.org


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