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We are always looking for the best administration and coordination team, with our projects on the ground and our administrative offices. By working with Still I Rise you can do something great. Check out our vacancies and join the team!

DIGITAL VIDEO CREATOR

Department: Fundraising
Area: Fundraising 
Location:
Remote
Supervisor:  Digital Fundraising Manager & Fundraising Director
Status: Part-Time
Compensation: Salary based on experience

Contract Terms & Salary compensations will be determined in accordance with the candidate’s rank and previous experience.

Role Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for creating and editing video assets to use across our digital touchpoints to support our Fundraising and Advocacy campaigns for Still I Rise.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Support our Fundraising and Advocacy teams by creating high-quality, compelling, digital first video content to inspire our audiences and pull in new ones, drive brand awareness and acquire new donors.
  • Execute briefs that put our brand into motion and turn ideas into successful scroll-stopping video content for our social media in our tone of voice
  • Produce stunning video content, especially reels, using tools such as Premier Pro, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Deep understanding of usage and clear requirements for music rights, footage and images
  • Confident in subtitling our video content
  • Input ideas in preparation of shoots showing clear grasp of our brand and its objectives 

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Proven background in video content creation within the digital space
  • Proactive, fast and flexible problem-solver with the ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Knowledgeable of the evolving media landscape. We’re looking for someone who is curious and keeps up-to-date with the latest social media trends and platforms
  • Fluency in Digital formats with a great ability to transform creative ideas into premium video assets that spark meaningful conversations and increase brand loyalty, ultimately converting fans
  • Deep understanding of usage and clear requirements for music rights, footage and images
  • Strong understanding of digital platforms, their audience and best practices
  • Great attention to detail together with a strong ability to respect deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment are essential
  • Experience working in a creative agency is preferred

COPYWRITER

Department:  Advocacy
Area: Advocacy - Communication
Location: Remote
Supervisor: Advocacy Director
Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Status: Part-Time
Compensation: Based on Experience

Role Description

The selected person will join the Advocacy and Communication department and will be responsible for identifying a creative concept and drafting engaging content.
This position involves working independently when creating copy and in a team to deliver the final product. The copywriter will be a creative, proactive, punctual person, with time management abilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Creation of new, original copy for (not limited to)  social media posts, articles, website content, fundraising material in Italian and English.
  • Support the Advocacy and Communication department in reviewing and setting up communication guidelines, materials and strategies.
  • Integrate the organization's communication plan with Social Media
  • Retrieving, proofreading and translating from English to Italian content from field programs or other departments (education and fundraising among others).
  • Content optimization (language, tone, message) based on the target audiences

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • A degree in Foreign Languages, Linguistics, Media studies, or similar
  • At least 2 years of experience as a copywriter with a successful track record or portfolio of powerful copy from past working experience
  • Excellent writing skills in Italian and English
  • Deep understanding of storytelling, written social media communication and content performance
  • Ability to write a strong lead 
  • Ability to easily adopt organization’s voice 
  • Ability to write in different styles to communicate effectively with different target audiences
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Communication skills, organization and time management

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***COPYWRITER***”,  to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO)

Department: Operations
Area: Operations
Location: Remote
Supervisor: CEO
Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Status: Full-Time 
Compensation: Based on Experience

Role Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing operational strategies, overseeing and coordinating operations, promoting  organisational culture and vision to ensure shared priorities and organisational short, mid- and long-term objectives are met.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working in partnership with the CEO to create the strategic five-year plan
  • Coordinate and support all directors and translate strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth helping to implement organisation-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operating planning
  • Communicate results to the CEO, and other constituencies
  • Interconnect goals from departments, teams, and individual contributors by deploying an OKR strategy.
  • Supervise all departments strategies and operations
  • Enforce and implement a SIR’s standards and policies


Coordination: 

  • Work closely with the leadership team to create, implement and roll out plans for operational processes, internal infrastructures, reporting systems and organisation policies all designed to foster growth, profitably and efficiencies within Still I Rise
  • Develop, implement and manage the operational aspect of the annual budget in collaboration with the CEO and Directors

Monitoring:

  • Monitor and supervise internal reports by creating effective measurement tools to gauge the efficiency and effectiveness of internal activities
  • Supervise of org-wide risk assessment
  • Use data-backed OKRs that combine aspirational, qualitative objectives with quantifiable success measurements.

Fundraising and Public Relations:

  • Maintain and build trusted relationships with key donors, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Meet, interact, and present information effectively to potential donors.
  • Represent the organisation at fundraising events and public

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or closely related field which provides  knowledge of the principles, practices and administration of business and nonprofits.
  • 4+ years of  work experience directly involved with operations, business, development, finance or related areas.
  • Strong employment and/or service history that reflects leadership and managing high level operations and motivating complex teams while holding them accountable.
  • Strong analytical abilities, solid decision making skills, logical interpretations, and to review and interpret financial statements and budgets.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated professional and effective working relationship.
  • Strong skill set in prioritising, strategizing, meeting deadlines and following up on assignments and roles and responsibilities with minimum supervision.
  • Reporting skills, detail-orientation, excellent organisational skills.
  • Decisive, accountable and creative person, able to work well under pressure and in  a challenging, ever-changing environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the non-profit and development sectors; related governmental agencies and community development. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, human potential and service.
  • Fluent knowledge of the English language written and oral, Italian is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***Chief Operating Officer***”,  to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

TEAM LEAD (TL), KENYA

Department: Programs
Area: Program Management
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Supervisors: Director of Programs 
Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Status: Full-Time 
Compensation: Based on experience

Role Description

The job holder is expected to practice decision-making at strategic and operational level with a high degree of judgment based on problem-solving experience, drawing on a range of external and internal factors. 

Key responsibilities:

Management and Coordination:

  • Working closely with the Executive Director on passing on the Organisation’s vision and mission, within the program, whilst ensuring topmost quality at all times.
  • Lead, chair, and coordinate Program Support Unit (PSU): admin, HR, logistics, finance, education, safeguarding and security.
  • Provide oversight to programme and operational activities, team building and facilitate creation of external partnerships. 
  • Work with PSU to lead monthly/quarterly planning sessions in accordance with proposed work plans, and budget forecasting. As lead, propose strategic realignment strategies. 
  • Supervise and provide guidance to staff, partners and consultants ensuring adherence to planning and priorities.
  • Effectively represent SIR and International School of Nairobi at different forums/levels.

Financial Management:

  • Lead Program Support Unit (PSU) to conduct regular monitoring and reporting on financial management aspects: timely forecasting, preparation and execution of procurement plan, budget vs actual, spending analysis and establish cross linkages with work-plan progress.


People and Culture:

  • Lead on recruitment and talent management of the staff. 
  • Ensure robust implementation of HR strategies such as performance management and monitoring systems. 
  • Cultivate and maintain a collaborative and safe workplace environment (WALK the TALK).
  • Work closely with programs, operations, and other technical units to ensure well-coordinated, streamlined, and professional communication.

Knowledge Management:

  • Adapt and promote an integrated implementation approach by coordinating and cooperating with other thematic areas (safeguarding, education).
  • Provide strategic oversight towards documentation and sharing of knowledge and emerging best practices. 
  • Support strategic units (programs, advocacy, grants) to develop proposals to advance impending priorities.

 

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • 5 years of working experience in the nonprofit sector, including managing teams and providing financial and operational oversight.
  • Experience of working in and across project management cycles.
  • Experience of working through community participation and/or approaches.
  • Good IT skills including use of MS Office.
  • Fluent knowledge of the English language (written and oral).
  • Certification of SPHERE humanitarian standards will be a plus point
  • Kenyan national or in possession of full residency status.

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience within the Education sector is considered an advantage. 
  • Facilitative leader.
  • Believes in commitment, integrity, and accountability. 
  • Versatility and adaptability to a changing environment and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Self-starter with ability to provide creative solutions.
  • Competent in negotiation and problem solving.
     

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***TEAM LEAD***”,  to the address:hrnairobi@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST (RS)

Department: Operations 
Area: Human Resources
Location: Remote
Supervisor: HR Manager
Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Status: Full-Time 
Compensation: based on experience

Role Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for undertaking all hiring activities, from advertising open roles to interviewing candidates, closing hires, organising the onboarding procedures to analysing and monitoring his/her area through specific kpis. Overall, the RS will be responsible for hiring qualified people while maintaining a positive candidate experience.

Key responsibilities:

1. Recruitment 

  • Consulting with managers to discover staff requirements and specific job objectives.
  • Drafting, translating and posting Job Descriptions on career website and platforms
  • Sourcing talents and ideal candidates through other employment platforms
  • Screening, scanning through, and evaluating CV, Cover Letters and overall applications
  • Creating candidates’ shortlists, uploading and managing applicant’s relevant folders during the selection process through Google-Drive
  • Managing of HR inboxes and communication with applicants 
  • Scheduling of interviews between candidates and Still I Rise Departments 
  • Interviews’ note taking and weekly reporting to HR Manager
  • Working in collaboration with HR Generalist to handle HR administrative procedures
  • Answering to inquiries from job seekers in coordination with HR Manager 
  • Working in close collaboration with HR Manager to gain understanding of the recruitment strategies whilst with HR Generalist for recruitment processes 
  • Referring to, and working in line with the HR Recruitment Calendar with reference to deadlines concerning recruitment processes
  • Being in charge of the creative development of Employer Branding in collaboration the HR manager

2. Onboarding

  • Scheduling and running of onboarding briefings and training sessions to new hires and employees as relevant to HR Department  
  • Designing and maintaining updated relevant briefings and existing presentations 
  • Liaising and coordinating with Programs’ managers to schedule, update and organise the implementation of trainings and related resources
  • Conducting due diligence checks and verify relevant documentation of candidates 
  • Ensure the correct archiving of personal information in compliance with Privacy and GDPR Regulations 


 

3. Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting

  • Producing reports on hiring plans and strategies
  • Conducting extensive research and data collection on relevant existing legal requirements and labour codes with specific reference to the countries where Still I Rise operates 
  • Conducting monthly and quarterly analysis, monitoring and reporting processes related to hiring metrics and onboarding related kpi’s.
  • Building a network (internal roster) of potential employees and talent sourcing 
  • Design, distribute and measure the results of candidate experience surveys 
  • Supporting other ad hoc requests as required by the HR Manager according to the Departments’ operational and organisational needs and priorities

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Degree in Human Resources, Business, Sociology and related fields
  • Strong and rooted organisational skills
  • Time efficiency and ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication and mediation skills.
  • Full proficiency in Italian, English are required
  • Computer literacy and confidence with main operating systems (Windows, Office, MS Word, Excel), presentation and graphic platforms (Canva, PP)
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment 
  • Result orientation, open mindedness, and cultural awareness skills 
  • Ability to multitask and problem solve
  • In-depth knowledge of labour laws as well as current hiring trends
  • Proficient writing skills to produce reports on hiring analyses
  • Proficiency in other languages are considered a further asset

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST***”,  to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING SAFETY & SECURITY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

We operate in complex and volatile contexts. Assuring the safety and sustainability of all of our programs, together with the security of all representatives, is a top priority for us.
We operate around the world by applying international standards and protocols when it comes to risks assessment, management and security, in order to assure the safety of our team and of the children we serve every day.

 

 

RISK ASSESMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES: We have developed detailed plans to assess the risks of the contexts where we operate, taking into consideration both common and exceptional emergency situations. Through an analysis, we prepared the codes of conduct that every representative is asked to follow carefully, both inside and outside our facilities.
We offer training courses and each month we update our guidelines in normal situations. During emergencies, we escalate, review and modify according to the risks that are noted.

INTEGRATION WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: Building strong relationships with the local community is a top investment. We work hard to involve the hosting local community. We communicate with the local authorities and we hire local staff. These relationships are the basis of our operations and create a safe and protected space to run our activities, even during emergency or critical situations.

WE TAKE PART IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: Our operations on the ground are always communicated and updated to the embassies and consulates of the State where we implement our programs. We follow through official channels the evolution of critical situations and we activate protocols of protection and/or evacuation according to their indications. Every international representative is trained on the applied guidelines. They are always supported in keeping in touch with their embassies, to collect information and guidelines regarding emergency situations.

CAREER GROWTH: We offer our representatives refresher training from universities and institutions. Remote courses covering humanitarian aid, emergency management, legal context and education have been offered from educational institutions such as Harvard University, Michigan University, Amnesty International, Catholic University of Louvain and Iceland University. We strive to offer top quality training to achieve the highest level of professionalism.


If you have other questions before sending your application or if you are interested in sending us a general application, email us! 

We are an international organization: therefore, we ask that you to write to us in English. Texts written in other languages will not be considered.