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Research, Communications and Advocacy Program Officer

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1. Aug, 11:29
Company Industry
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Mid level
Minimum Qualification
Years Experience
3 years
Application Deadline
Nairobi CBD Nairobi

Introduction: Caritas Kenya is the Social Development arm of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and a member of International federation under the auspices of Caritas Internationalis.

Its mandate is to coordinate and facilitate effective implementation of the Catholic Church Development and Humanitarian programs in the following sectors: Emergency interventions, Poverty Eradication, Capacity Building, Gender, Social Development, Advocacy and Climate change.

It is seeking an outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the following position:

Research, Communications and Advocacy Program Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the other Caritas communication officers working in Kenya to ensure that the needs of the national partners/beneficiaries are being met while at the same time the needs of the confederation are being delivered.
  • Promote the work and visibility of Caritas Kenya to the Kenyan public and International Community by producing and using appropriate mass media outlets,
  • Preparing a media strategy, with planned journalist visits and media coverage needs,
  • Facilitate the role of Caritas Kenya in media interviews,
  • Contact media in the country (local and international) to explain Caritas response,
  • Respond to requests from Caritas Members for specific stories or for interviews and liaising with CIMO’s on regular basis to assess needs in media coverage during emergencies,
  • File and circulate stories detailing the work of Caritas Members in responding to the emergency,
  • Establish appropriate contacts and represent Caritas with key stakeholders at various workshops, briefings and other meetings and collect information and assess needs,
  • Manage and maintain Caritas website content as well as oversee Caritas’s library of resources and other information systems, ensuring that systems are in place to monitor the wider political and third sector environments,
  • Produce regular Information and Advocacy report with feedback from and to all Caritas projects,
  • Coordination of advocacy activities and development of position papers/policies for Caritas,
  • Establish contacts with lobbying and advocacy groups from the national and international network.

Required Core Competencies

  • Analytical and Research skills,
  • Computer skills and familiarity with standard software packages,
  • Problem-solving and decision-making,
  • Good inter personal relationships, good interactive communication, and natural leadership and high stress tolerance level,
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, planning and organizing
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English,
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Able to manage a Website,
  • Group facilitation skills an added advantage,
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Communication, Policy Analysis or equivalent. Master’s Degree will be an added advantage

How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to: –

General Secretary
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops – General Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800

To reach him on or before 21st August 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

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