Job Summary

ADC is a start-up non-profit seeking to improve public service delivery for communities living in poverty in Kenya. Reporting to the Head of Strategy and Operations, you will take ownership for thought leadership, planning and research tasks related to incorporating public engagement to deliver successful projects.  

The right candidate will help lead a team to develop conceptual public participation frameworks and methodologies that can help measure the impact of existing projects as well as guide development projects in shaping their public participation strategy.  

Responsibilities

  • To build a comprehensive conceptual framework and thought leadership for public participation in development projects.  
  • Co-develop with the strategy team an assessment and measurement tool for public participation/community engagement.  
  • Identify the best practices in community engagement approaches.  
  • Work with partner organizations in process of developing public participation/community engagement framework to test and incorporate lessons learnt. 
  • Training and development of junior staff as they onboard into the team. 
  • Liaise with other program and research teams to ensure alignment of key messages in research/analytical pieces and publications. 
  • Align processes, resources-planning, and department goals with the overall strategy. 
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Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in community engagement and public outreach experience with low-income communities and organizations, especially in Africa 
  • Knowledge of strategic management theories, frameworks and best practices 
  • Strong understanding of systemic issues faced by vulnerable and at-risk communities including literacy, colonialism, inclusion, equity and social justice issues and trends in rural contexts, especially in Africa 
  • Leadership and project management experience 
  • Methodical capacities to synthesize, organize and communicate key findings 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build, steward and grow relationships, negotiate partnerships and/or manage collaborative initiatives with a broad range of actors 
  • Strong understanding of systemic issues faced by vulnerable and at-risk communities including literacy, colonialism, inclusion, equity and social justice issues and trends in rural contexts, especially in Africa 
  • Available to volunteer at least 7 hours a week 

What we offer you:

  • Professional learning and development opportunities 
  • An opportunity to leverage your expertise to make a meaningful impact in the development sector in Africa by creating core frameworks for public participation.  
  • An opportunity to be part of a diverse team representing different parts of the world, that is changing lives in Africa 
  • An opportunity to help shape a start-up social enterprise 
  • We provide work reference for you 
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