Communications Officer Job in Kenya

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Communications officer performs a wide range of duties including the following:

Develop comprehensive communication plans outlining strategies, objectives, target audiences, key messages, and tactics for various campaigns.

Develop culturally and gender sensitive outreach materials and resources that address gender stereotypes about girls in STEM delivered to families and Key community actors.

Manage all the project communication channels.

Cultivate relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers to secure coverage and manage press inquiries. This might involve drafting media pitches, organizing press conferences, and facilitating interviews.

Creating communication campaigns to address the various aspects of the project.

Develop marketing and communication toolkits for industry engagement.

Plan, promote and support execution of events such as job fairs and visits to the STEM-related industry companies and TVET institutions for Adolescent Girls


Plan, promote and support execution of Community Outreach workshops to parents/caregivers of adolescent girls, key community actors and adolescent boys.

Maintain consistency in brand messaging and visual identity across all communication channels by ensuring all the branding guidelines of the project are adhered to.

Provide communication training and support to project staff to ensure consistent messaging and effective communication skills.

Track the performance of communication efforts using metrics like media coverage, website traffic, social media engagement, and sentiment analysis.

Prepare reports to evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies and make recommendations for improvement.

Essential Requirements & Background:

Degree in Communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field

3 years of experience in communications and advocacy, preferably in the non-profit sector

Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and the ability to manage several projects at the same time

Excellent writing, strategic communication, and coordination skills

Experience working with traditional and non-traditional media outlets

Experience planning public events for youth and other audiences

Ability to work in a collaborative and team-oriented environment

Strong problem-solving skills, a creative mindset and the ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision

Commitment to CAP YEI values and principles

Photo/Video production skills or willingness to learn are considered an asset

Personal Attributes required:

Trustworthiness

Integrity and professionalism

Time management skills

Project Management skills

Problem solving and negotiation skills

Decision making and leadership skills

How To Apply

Interested internal candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to recruit@capyei.org by 31st May 2024. Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying.