Communications Officer Job in Kenya

The position

As a Communications Officer at Lightup Impact, you will implement our communication strategies—creating compelling content for various platforms, including social media, press releases, website, and newsletters; and coordinating the Lightup Impact website, events, and donor communications in support of Lightup Impact’s strategic goals. 

Responsibilities and main tasks

Coordinate our website, event, and donor communications 

Develop content for our social media, website, newsletters, and other communication channels

Update our website content on a regular basis

Manage customer relationships with donors, community members, partners, and other stakeholders via emails or distribution of digital communication assets (articles, reports, web features, newsletters).

Manage and regularly update our customer relationship management (CRM) system on Hubspot

Coordinate workshops on capacity building and skills development for grassroots organizations in East Africa

Coordinate and create content for the Lightup Impact blog (writing, editing, and soliciting articles) and event page 

Coordinate and create a communications and marketing strategies for our annual conference 

Coordinate the design and publishing of communications materials aimed at our donors, partners, and the general public (e.g. annual reports, policies, and impact reports)

Travel up to 5 days  twice a year to lead workshops or document visits with non-governmental organizations in Kenya and Uganda

Your profile

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, International Development, Gender Studies, or related fields

At least 1-2 years of demonstrable experience in an editorial, journalism, or content creation and coordination role is highly desirable

Understanding of effective website communication practices

Ability to repurpose technical content to a broader audience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledgeable about the potential and value of storytelling in communications

Experience with content management systems (e.g., WordPress) and CRM software (e.g., Hubspot)

Excellent project- and time-management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize while maintaining a high level of attention to detail

Work confidently in a cross-functional role with a global team

Work well in conjunction with the ever-changing conditions of our young organization

Commit to and follow Lightup Impact’s vision and values: empathic leadership, collaboration over competition, courage and a can-do attitude, and passion for social impact

How To Apply

Please send us your CV, including up to three reference contacts, a cover letter, and any other supportive documents (e.g., a portfolio of your work) to: Please use as subject in your email: Lightup Impact Job Application – Communications Officer

Please send us your application by 1 April. Candidates will be notified about the outcome within 2 weeks of the application deadline.