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Programme manager: Africa Economic Justice

The position as manager for the Diakonia Africa Economic Justice Programme is no longer open for applications.

About the Africa Economic Justice Programme

The Africa Economic Justice (AEJ) Programme is a regional programme, implemented by Diakonia regional office in Nairobi. Through this programme Diakonia influence structural root causes of poverty and injustice in Africa.

The programme is carried out in collaboration with around 10 partner organizations, with a regional, Pan-African and global reach. The partners are specialized in social and economic justice issues, mainly addressing these through research, mobilizing national CSO’s and advocacy.

The new 2016-2020 program will focus on influencing the policy framework for private investments in Africa, mainstreaming gender into regional partnership agreements and influence the quality and quantity of financial flows (debt, aid and capital flight) in and out of Africa.

Location: Position posted in Nairobi, Kenya
Period of time: 2 years (with possibility of extension)
Planned starting time: 1 February 2016


To develop and implement the Africa Economic Justice programme (AEJ) on the basis of established guidelines, policy, strategy plan, budget and other steering documents.

Provide support, accompaniment and coordinate capacity building of and synergies between partner organizations.

To elaborate and follow-up the program budget.

To follow up and authorise payments to partners and projects after approval of narrative and financial reports, audits, applications, annual plans and assessments etc., in accordance with the internal rules.

Manage fundraising initiatives for the programme.

Facilitate linkages, synergies and exchange of information with country programmes in the region to strengthen the AEJ component in the programmes.

To facilitate linkages, synergies and exchange of information with head office and other stakeholders.

To lead the programme team, consisting of a programme officer and a financial officer.


Very good thematic knowledge of economic justice issues including investments, financial flows (e.g. debt, capital flight, aid) and gender.

At least five years experience of international development work, where experience from Africa is an advantage.

Experience of gender mainstreaming into programmatic work.

Experience of work supervision, programme development and budget monitoring.

Experience of advocacy, networking and communication work.

Experience strategic program fundraising.

Experience of leading workshops and trainings.

Good administrative ability and management experience.

Excellent language skills in Swedish.

Excellent language skills in English.

Good computer knowledge (MS Office).

Knowledge in French is an advantage.

No longer open for applications

Last day for applications was September 25th 2015. It is no longer possible to apply for the position.