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Be the Change - Kenya Assistant Campaign Organizer Job Vacancy

Be the Change – Kenya

Job Position:  Assistant Campaign Organizer

 
Job Tenure: 10 August 2012 – 03 November 2012
 
Compensation: Stipend and Transportation Allowance of 5,000 KES/Month
 
Skills Developed: Event Organization, Development and Public Relations
 
Executive Summary
 
Be the Change – Kenya works towards the eradication of child poverty by strengthening the capacity of local leaders and local organizations. 
We work alongside the Kenyan community to build relationships, mobilize local resources and create sustainable solutions for children living in poverty in Kenya.
 
Our strategy permeates multiple levels of the local community. 
We develop the capacity of local organizations by forming two-year partnerships with local organizations that provide direct aid to children living in poverty. 
Partners participate in a multi faceted management-training program that includes a collaborative management-training program, executive mentorship and access to a network of pro-bono advising services.
 
We understand that individual organizations alone cannot change a community; therefore we enlist Young Adult leaders to advocate for local support of our Partner Organizations. 
Young Adults are trained in Leadership and Organizing Material developed by a network of resources including the Marshall Ganz of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Greensboro School of Servant Leadership and Episcopal Service Corps. 
Young Adult graduates from Be the Change – Kenya (hereafter referred to as BTCKE) form teams that recruit donors, volunteers, resources, corporate sponsorship, clinical services and more for our Partner Organizations.
 
Our training programs not only develop capacity, they awaken directors, Young Adults and members of the local community to a renewed sense of power and agency.
Furthermore, BTCKE bridges a formally divided community into partners, working together for long-term change.  This long-term change must include the support of the Kenyan Government. 
To this end, BTCKE intends for this cohort of leaders to become active advocates and proponents of policy reform that supports children living in poverty.

In all our endeavors we maintain our core ideals: interdependent community, sustainable and scalable impact, human capacity and holistic wellbeing.

Job Summary

During the fall of 2012 Be the Change – Kenya (BTCKE) will be conducting a Pubic Relations and Fundraising Campaign. 
This campaign will entail the following three components:

(1) Three small gatherings (30 – 60 people) featuring a mix of community leaders engaged in ground-up development work and social media journalists. The events will highlight the power of the community to jumpstart change.

(2) An invitation only launch party. This event will be for supporters of BTCKE and their guests – it will celebrate our work so far and outline our future plans.

(3) A large event (150+ attendance) featuring three keynote speakers and a musical guest. This event will launch our fall fundraising campaign, invite the public to BTCKE’s 2012 group action against child-poverty and recruit potential applicants to BTCKE’s 2013 Program.

The Assistant Event Organizer will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director, Natalie Finstad as well as the entire BTCKE Staff in organizing this campaign. 
They will be the lead on all logistics leading up to the event as well as event manager the day of each of the 5 events.

Job Details

- Small Gatherings
  • Assist BTCKE Staff in choosing guest speakers.
  • Liaison with all venues to ensure proper set-up at events.
  • Ensure speakers are on time and attended to at gatherings.
  • Communicate with social media presence to ensure attendance of media-personalities.
  • Manage registration: guest lists, sign-in and follow-up.
  • Liaison with Audio Visual Crew at Event.
  • Oversee voting process to recognize ‘Most Inspirational Speaker’ at each gathering.
- Launch Party
  • Manage logistics for event: prepare refreshments list, rent needed equipment, plan necessary transportation/parking needs.
  • Oversee invitation process including guest list and registration.
  • Ensure speakers are on time and attended to during the party.
  • Liaison with any needed vendors (catering, tent-hires, house cleaners)
  • Manage follow-up process from party.
- Large Event
  • Manage logistics for event: prepare refreshments list, rent needed equipment, necessary transportation/parking needs.
  • Oversee invitation process including guest list and registration.
  • Ensure speakers and musicians are on time and attended to during the party.
  • Liaison with any needed vendors (catering, tent-hires, house cleaners)
  • Manage follow-up process from event.
  • Liaison with Audio Visual Crew at Event.
  • Manage BTCKE Young Adult Volunteers
Job Requirement
  • Applicant must have organized an event for upwards of fifty people in the past year.
  • Applicant must be well versed in English and Kiswahili
  • Applicant must not be working any other part-time jobs.
  • Applicant must have access to cell phone and internet.
  • Applicant must have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
Application Instructions

Please read carefully, it is essential the instructions are followed EXACTLY as described below.

(1) Send an email to apply@bethechangekenya.org. The subject line of the email should read: Asst. Event Organizer (Applicant’s Name)
 
(2) In the BODY of the email write a short paragraph. In the paragraph include: why you want to work for BTCKE, a short history of your event organizing experience and the contact information (Name, Phone Number, Email) of one of your former supervisors that will serve as a reference. It is ideal this person has managed you during event organization.
 
(3) Attach a copy of your latest CV to the email.
 
NB: Application Deadline is Saturday 11th August, 2012