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Campaign Manager – Health Rights

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

Background Information

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of over three million people committed to campaigning and action to improve human rights standards enshrined in the Kenyan Constitution and International Law. Amnesty International Kenya exists for three primary goals namely to;
  • Undertake and publish investigative research and information to inform policy dialogue with duty-bearers;
  • Strengthen civic campaigning capacities to act for our values of national cohesion and constitutionalism;
  • Promote and protect constitutional values, the bill of rights and the rule of law in Kenya;
The Campaign Manager plays a strategic management role and manages a team of staff and financial resources dedicated to one of the campaigns being run under our organisational Strategic Framework. The office-holder shall work independently to plan and manage campaigns that make significant impact in the lives of persons at risk, allies and duty-bearers. He or she will also play an active role within the Amnesty international campaigner community to shape international campaigns relevant for Kenya and the international human rights movement.

Job Purpose
Provide campaign leadership and build a large and inclusive national movement that has a significant impact on the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya and internationally. Delivering an important part of the strategic Framework 2018-2020, this position shall manage a new health rights programme that shall ensure the delivery of Article 43 and the protection and promotion of all Kenyans to universal healthcare.

  • Commitment to Amnesty’s organisational values and vision and Kenyan Constitution
  • Familiarity with the rights-based approach, social justice, citizen empowerment and gender sensitive approaches;
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in managing staff advocacy, campaigns or other change management;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff and financial resources;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze injustice and rights violations and to develop short and long-term strategies to achieve human rights impact and change;
  • Demonstrated experience of working with the development sector/ social movements/ community organizing to influence duty-bearers
  • Experience of influencing civic organisations, social movements leaders and mid-level government officials, policy makers and law enforcement officials.
  • Proven ability to develop strategies and plans and review/adapt them to fast changing political situations, exercising and promoting creative thinking;
  • Ability to contribute to organizational development
  • A confident communicator with good analytical, presentation and editorial digital skills;
  • Team leadership, outstanding social and intercultural skills and proven ability to multi task and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure
  • Ability to operate and lead under pressure and in challenging situations; and take quick and firm decisions.

How to apply
Applicants should send an email with subject heading “Application and the Position of Interest” and PDF attachment that includes cover letter and a CV.


  1. To design, manage and evaluate strategic campaigns and actions taken to deliver Amnesty International Kenya’s overall theory of change, program goals and results
  2. To provide thought-leadership in the specific campaign area being managed, initiate research ideas, inform mass and new media opportunities and spaces
  3. To lead movement-building programs that can attract considerable number of supporters and members, alliances and funding for human rights work in Kenya
  4. Manage the Health Rights team by ensuring overall team effectiveness, actively managing performance, team welfare, recruitment and onboarding, learning and development and liaising with the Admin team on administrative issues relating to the respective staff.
  5. Manage the Health Rights budget while ensuring cost effectiveness and alignment to project activities
A change-maker with a passion and understanding of human rights, you will ensure all Amnesty campaigns and actions are underpinned by our theory of change by;
  1. Representing Amnesty and actively promoting the values and obligations contained in the constitution and international human rights standards and covenants;
  2. Leading in and participating in proactive and rapid response campaigns and actions
  3. Managing Amnesty resources towards significant impact with an eye for value for money, integrity and humility;
  4. Recruit, coach and significantly expand relationships with staff, volunteers and members that leaves them enlivened, active and empowered to act on human rights issues;
  5. Shape Amnesty’s research and public positioning in policy dialogues, public events, social and mass media engagement;
  6. Identify, nurture and expand collaboration with a core group of like-minded projects, institutions, duty-bearers, persons at risks, communities and human rights alliances, partners and other civic organisations;
  7. Support and drive online and off-line training and other empowerment tools, spaces and methodologies that supports the emergence of active, empowered and ethical circles of conscience nationally
  8. Engage and support other Amnesty initiatives nationally, regionally and globally in order to build comparative understanding and synergies across the Amnesty movement.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Budgeting, financial planning; Operative management; Lobbying, advocacy; Public health; Research planning; Human rights
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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