Advocacy Intern Job in Kenya

We are seeking to recruit the Advocacy Intern. The holder of this role will support the Communications and Advocacy Manager in planning, implementing, and evaluating advocacy strategies and campaigns. He/she will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in advocacy within the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Advocacy Manager in the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and campaigns.
  • Assist in conducting research and analysis on SRHR issues, policies, and best practices.
  • Aid in the preparation of advocacy materials, including briefing papers, policy briefs, and presentations.
  • Support the organization of advocacy events, meetings, and workshops.
  • Monitor and report on key legislative and policy developments related to SRHR.
  • Assist in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, NGOs, and community organizations.
  • Contribute to advocacy-related communications, including social media posts, website updates, and newsletters.

  • Provide administrative support to the Advocacy Manager, including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and taking minutes.
  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with the project’s program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of technical assistance activities to civil society organizations on the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies/initiatives or approaches at the national and county levels.
  • Work with the project staff to support counties, including planning and coordinating capacity-building activities such as workshops and events.
  • Represent MSK in meetings at the county level to forge relations with the Government of Kenya (GOK),community-based organizations (CBOs), other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Represent MSK in key technical working groups (TWGs) and strategic forums at the national and county levels.
  • Support the team to ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities and schedules.
  • Support the development of tools, templates, fact sheets, and policy briefs.


  • A recent graduate holding a bachelor’s degree in a in a relevant field such as Sociology, international relations, public policy, communications or public health or any other.
  • Strong interest in advocacy, particularly in the field of SRHR.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of advocacy tools and strategies is an asset.


  • High regard for confidentiality
  • Proficient communicator – verbal and written, with exemplary negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate creativity & initiative and require minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to assess and prioritize workload in a strict deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent communicator – both written and spoken
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Skills in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to both oral and written enquiries.
  • The ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Photography and videography skills
  • Graphic design knowledge
  • Team player who accepts constructive criticism and is comfortable with giving constructive criticism.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet service needs

How To Apply

Both internal and external candidates who are suitable and qualified should email one document combining an application letter and CV to on or before March 28, 2024. The subject of the email should read Advocacy Intern