Advocacy and Communications Manager Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

Working with staff across the organization, the successful
candidate will play a leading role in developing and implementing credible
advocacy strategies that leverage the strength of Greenbelt Movement’s
brand in the media, use cutting-edge digital campaign tactics to build in
support of GBM’s advocacy strategy, and provide opportunities for GBM
staff and partners to take effective online and offline actions in support
of the organization’s mission and objectives.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and
Project Development

Lead engagement in national, regional and international

Deliver a range of influencing activities including
organizing events, publishing op-eds, position papers and briefings,
convening policy dialogues with policymakers, etc.

Follow key influencing processes and provide briefings and
updates as required to relevant GBM staff and partners.

Map out key influencers that GBM should engage with, working
closely with relevant partners and strategic allies.

Represent GBM and engage with a range of key external
stakeholders, including government officials, regional and global
institutions, think tanks, academics, private sector and other key
advocacy audiences.

Draft and communicate analysis and insight of key policy and
political trends and issues for internal and external audiences.

Support GBM staff capacity strengthening for increased
engagement with national, regional and global mechanisms.

Work with the GBM programs team to deliver the overall
advocacy strategy and organizational priorities.

Track, monitor and evaluate GBM’s influencing strategies and
contribute to team planning, budgeting, and annual reporting.

Project Management and

Build relationships with relevant ministries, government
agencies and legislators in Kenya

Support partner efforts towards county- and national-level
legislative and policy processes in the focal counties

Coordinate strategic advocacy partnerships for purposes of

Undertake research to document and expose environmental
violations to communicate impact of our work.

Develop project agreements, as needed, and monitor activities
and expenses relating to them.


Supervise the maintenance of GBM’s website, social media and
fundraising sites through regular monitoring, posting and content
development in collaboration with programme staff.

Supervise the development of videos, newsletters, blogs and
op-eds, and annual reports, with the support of the programme staff.

Remain up to date and distribute relevant news items to the
leadership team and programme staff

Supervise media engagements, manage relationships and develop
and grow a database of media contacts

Supervise special events, meetings and campaigns through
relevant communications tools, including publications, flyers, blogs, or
online campaign strategies

Qualifications and

Degree in communications, journalism, public relations, law,
environmental science, international relations, or other relevant degree
required with 6 – 8 years professional and/or relevant experience. Minimum
of 5 years’ experience in implementation of advocacy projects

Knowledge of and experience in national, regional and global
environmental law and policy, especially the climate change and
biodiversity discourse in multi-stakeholder platforms

Excellent analytical and strategic skills to determine and
respond to fast-moving organisational, political, policy and media
agendas, including the proven ability to “think on your feet and outside
the box” and present well under pressure.

Demonstrable Experience in:

Successfully achieving advocacy objectives and achieving
policy change, in the context of NGO influencing agenda.

Designing and delivering successful advocacy strategies,
including digital campaigning

Strategic understanding of political trends, opportunities,
and challenges in national and international landscapes

Stakeholder mapping and strategizing according to the policy
objectives of different projects

Leading or coordinating national or international campaigns
at a senior level.

Training staff and other stakeholders on emerging issues in
communications and how to harness opportunities in digital narrative
advocacy, strong presentation skills, branding, etc

Operational management, including experience in developing,
monitoring and managing a large, complex budget and experience in
reporting performance against plans to a range of audiences.

Ability to travel locally and internationally and, when
required, to work outside normal office hours.

Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English
and Kiswahili. Proficiency in

French is an advantage

How To Apply

Applications should be
submitted via email to on
or before Friday 26th January 2024

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