Location: This position is usually located in our Nairobi, Kenya office, but is remote while offices remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Classification: This is a full-time, 40-hours-per-week position for one year, with the possibility of extension.
Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in Kenya.
For more than 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. We investigate and document abuses, give voice to survivors and witnesses, and plant seeds of reconciliation by ensuring that perpetrators can be held accountable for their crimes. PHR uses our core disciplines – science, medicine, forensics, and public health – to inform our research and investigations and to strengthen the skills of frontline human rights defenders. We work closely with hundreds of partners around the world, using facts to wage effective advocacy and campaigning and providing critical scientific evidence so that survivors can seek justice.
PHR, which shared in the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for our work to end the scourge of landmines, is poised for even greater growth and impact. As part of that strategy, we are seeking committed activists with a passion for human rights.
PHR is excited to bring on board a MediCapt manager Kenya. The MediCapt manager is a member of the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones and is responsible for managing and overseeing the MediCapt project in Kenya. MediCapt is a mobile app that enables clinicians to compile medical evidence of sexual violence, photograph survivors’ injuries, and securely transmit the data to police, lawyers, and judges involved in prosecuting sexual violence crimes. The app converts a standardized medical intake form for forensic documentation to a digital platform and combines it with a secure mobile camera to facilitate forensic photography. After successful pilots in Kenya, the app is ready for scale. The MediCapt manager will play a critical role in supporting the growth of the MediCapt project. The MediCapt manager is responsible for leading implementation of the project and scaling strategy in Kenya, including project management, supporting end-users, facilitating trainings and other activities, managing consultants, cultivating partnerships, and collaborating with colleagues in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United States, and Europe.
Reports to: Program officer, Kenya
• Oversee implementation of the MediCapt strategy in Kenya;
• Manage project budget and operations for MediCapt implementation;
• Support medical, legal, and law enforcement end-users through organizing trainings, providing on- and off-site mentorship, assisting with troubleshooting, etc.;
• Together with the Kenya head of office and program officer, engage with high-level stakeholders and collaborators to build strategic partnerships and support MediCapt growth;
• Recruit and manage technology, medical, nursing, legal, and law enforcement expert consultants to support the project, as required;
• Communicate regularly with the team on implementation progress, including challenges, opportunities, etc.;
• Contribute to donor proposals and reports, including developing activity plans and timelines, building budgets, and drafting and reviewing language;
• Monitor developments in the regulatory environment as well as the ecosystem of human rights tech and e-Health tools in Kenya;
• Work with program team to assist with monitoring and evaluation;
• Represent the project externally with end-users, donors, and other partners, as required; and
• Cultivate and reinforce a culture of kindness, respect, goodwill, non-discrimination, transparency, collaboration, and mentorship at the organization.
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in nonprofit project management, ideally in sexual violence, public health, or digital health programs;
• Undergraduate degree in public health, computer science, international development, business administration, human rights, or similar field;
• Experience in managing complex projects with diverse stakeholders;
• Tech-savvy, comfortable using technology, talking about technology, and troubleshooting basic tech issues;
• Knowledge or experience in sexual violence, public health, justice, human rights, and/or women’s rights highly desirable;
• Able and willing to travel domestically and internationally periodically; and
• Authorized to work in Kenya.
Qualifications and Skills
• Excellent project manager, flexible and skilled in executing multiple tasks, managing work plans and budgets, and working across teams;
• Superb oral and written communication skills in English;
• Experience managing a tech project, ideally a digital health tool;
• Excellent cross-cultural communication skills;
• Ability to build and manage relationships with end-users, government stakeholders, hospital administrators, tech developers, and other relevant partners; and;
• Strong commitment to the mission and goals of PHR.
Salary and Benefits
PHR offers competitive compensation, with comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, a retirement savings plan, and generous vacation. PHR observes the last week of the calendar year as an opportunity to refresh, with all offices closed.
More information about Physicians for Human Rights can be found at www.phr.org.
How to apply
Please combine your cover letter and resume as one pdf or a word document (no longer than two pages) and send it to email@example.com. Indicate your “Last Name/First Name, MediCapt Manager Kenya” in the email subject line.
A complete application consists of:
a) A thoughtful cover letter explaining why you are qualified for/interested in the MediCapt manager Kenya position with PHR.
b) Resume/curriculum vitae.
Only complete applications in the format requested and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be considered.
Physicians for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff. We recruit and hire without discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status, age, or any other protection afforded by law.