Kenya: Communication and Advocacy Officer

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Organization: CBM
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 May 2018

CBM is an international Christian disability and inclusive development organization whose primary purpose is to improve quality of life of the world’s poorest persons with disabilities and those at risk of disability, who live in the most disadvantaged societies. We are looking to recruit the following position.

Communications and Advocacy Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya


The purpose of this position is to be a key player in the implementation of the Communications and Advocacy component of the CBM KCO by aligning with the CBM Federation Strategy.

Main tasks

Internal Communications and Advocacy Support

· Engagement and ongoing consultation with all key stakeholders

· Information gathering and dissemination

  • Human interest story
  • Annual newsletter
  • Review of Narrative Reports where applicable
  • Annual Calendar

· Support branding initiatives

· Develop and implement evaluation methods that demonstrate the impact of communication and advocacy efforts

· Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure consistent and accurate messaging on Disability Inclusive Development

· Support uploading of documents on Sharepoint

· Undertake photography of CBM events and share same as appropriate

· Monitor media coverage and develop relevant summary reports on selected themes to guide the organisation appropriately

· Serve as lead in coordinating programme field missions and events

· Capacity building of programme team and implementing partners on inclusive communication formats, advocacy skills and CBM brand guidelines

· Promote and model appropriate behaviour to support CBM’s culture, values, performance and brand

· Work collaboratively with others to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment

Liaison with IT Officer

· Work closely with Regional Hub IT Officer to develop and upload up-to date content on the CBM web-site

· Responsible for maintaining KCO intranet page

Project Support

· Part of Team of Competence in conducting partner assessments

· Document programme success stories for further sharing and dissemination as appropriate

· Undertake partner/stakeholders satisfaction assessments and sharing findings to inform programming.

Advocacy and Networking

· Support the development of Advocacy Plan in line with CBM Advocacy Framework to guide CBM engagement with the civil society and governments

· Participate in relevant advocacy meetings and events

· Develop accessible materials to support advocacy work

· Participate in relevant networks and alliances promoting disability agenda

· Undertake other duties within the spirit and purpose of the role

Professional Profile and Requirement

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations or International Development. An advanced university degree would be an asset.

· Minimum five years’ work experience in a similar position, preferably in an International NGO or private sector.

· Ability and experience writing for different purposes, to deliver both complex and simple material as desired by the target audience.

· Strong social media skills and ability to produce good quality still images.

· Experience in policy advocacy, campaigns and communication.

· Excellent people and communication skills.

· Demonstrated networking skills and ability to establish and strengthen relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

· Ability to prioritise work, and meet deadlines without compromising quality.

· Good organisational capabilities with attention to detail.

· Ability to integrate well in a multi-cultural environment.

· Effective team player, who is also able to work independently.

· Willingness to travel within Kenya.

· Willingness to adhere and commit to CBM values and Child Protection Policy.

How to apply:

Application Procedures:

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to

Application deadline: 5 pm Wednesday 9th May 2018.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**

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