Communications Coordinator Job in Kenya

The Communications Coordinator will work collaboratively with programme teams in the field, extracting key impact information to increase visibility, profile key events and advocacy activities in country, in the region, and globally. The post holder will perform duties in accordance with the responsibilities outlined below:

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Develop an activity calendar for the programmes (Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan), covering plans for social media; website, press, exhibitions, events, awards and external communication;
  • Monitor and track indicators and evaluate media coverage, campaigns, publication prints and digital to maximise efficiency;
  • Coordinate and support preparation of key messaging, research reports, and concept notes for events;
  • Attend LAW and/or external partner events together with the Programme Manager and develop relevant content;
  • Establish strong relationships with and maintain list of national and regional network and journalistic contacts;
  • Attend field visits (including with regional travel), and take professional photos and videos for championing and profiling successful stories and social media posts;
  • Collate information from country programmes for the global newsletters and website content, in coordination with the Communications Manager in Geneva,;
  • Any other task requested from the line manager.

Social Media and Website

  • Support the Communications Manager in Geneva to develop a social media plan and identify various audiences for LAW’s social media channels, and plan how to increase LAW’s engagement in country;
  • Collaborate to populate the global social media plan, and in coordination with the Communications Manager, design, deliver and maintain engaging content for LAW’s key social media channels, including Twitter, to create impactful stories, case studies, and other engaging content;
  • Maintain a strong coordination mechanism with locally hired consultants, as videographers and photographers, and with global graphic designers and coordinate planning and deliverables;
  • In coordination with the Communications Manager in Geneva, ensure all visual materials developed by the global graphic designer meet the expectations, and match LAW’s visual identity and vision;
  • Lead on the creation, and design of innovative, information toolkits (audio, digital)
  • Support the Global Communications Manager to maintain and update content for regional website pages;
  • Research and analyze performance on the various platforms and make recommendations on how to improve our communications.

Events, logistics and admin

  • Lead in planning and hosting public events, roundtables, briefings, etc, across programmes, in Nairobi and other offices in the region.
  • Provide logistical support for missions and events including visa, travel, accommodation arrangements for participants and LAW staff traveling to Nairobi/other countries in the region.
  • Prepare materials for events including save the dates, invitations, flyers, agendas, and distribute in coordination with Programme Managers.
  • Provide other administrative and procurement support in the Nairobi office as needed.

This post will require travel to programme countries including Somalia and South Sudan.


  • Right to work in Kenya;
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, media relations, journalism or relevant field;
  • Minimum 4 years demonstrated experience working in journalism, media relations, advocacy or communications in a similar role;
  • 4 years proven experience in a similar role designing, drafting and developing traditional and social media content for dissemination;
  • Relevant experience working within an international NGOs is preferred, ideally in human rights or humanitarian field;
  • Track record of highly effective content production and social media management;
  • Excellent knowledge of video editing;
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English; second regional language (Arabic, Somali etc.) is an asset, with the ability to clearly articulate information to various audiences and stakeholders;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and part of the wider team;
  • Experience in photography, ideally with DSLR cameras or similar (desirable);
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint and strong technical literacy.

How To Apply

Interested candidates can send an email with a CV and statement of interest (CVs and cover letter should be saved as Full Name_CV and Full Name_Cover Letter) (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) in English to The subject of the application should read ‘Communications Coordinator (Nairobi). The deadline for the applications is 20th May 2024.