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Country: Kenya
Organization: Kakenya’s Dream
Closing date: 11 Dec 2020

Kakenya’s Dream seeks to empower and motivate young girls through education to become agents of change and to break the cycle destructive cultural practices in Kenya, such as female genital mutilation and early forced marriage. These future leaders will improve their community, their nation, and the world. We challenge ourselves to come up with the best educational system for young African girls and we promise to share our models with others.

Kakenya’s Dream is seeking a Communications Officer to support external communications with it’s donors and global audience. This person will contribute as an active member of cross-organization teams, working collaboratively with other staff to advance program and organizational goals. She/he will also tell and share the story of Kakenya’s Dream work, beneficiaries, teachers and wider community in Kenya.

This position will be based in our field office located in Isampin, Transmara West, Narok County and reports to the Communications and Development Officer.


Communications Support (90%)

  • Brainstorm and provide creative support and ideas for social media posts, video content, thought leadership pieces, and blogs

  • Draft interview questionnaires and conduct interviews with students, families, and the wider community in Enoosaen to share with our supporters and donors around the world

  • Build up a bank of compelling student interviews and programming/event stories and articles with high quality photos for communications and development staff use (collect and finalize approximately 5 interviews/stories per month)

  • Take professional class photos of each class at KCE I and II annually

  • Take and organize professional headshots of all students and alumnae biennially

  • Help maintain communications/publishing calendar and blog topic bank

  • Assist with drafting monthly newsletters and blogs for the website

  • Assist with content collection for annual reports

  • Assist with maintaining day to day social media updates during key advocacy events and global holidays/observances

  • In coordination with his/her supervisor ensure Kenyan teams are upholding visual identity and brand standards

  • Conduct research and help build out a comprehensive database of compelling statistics related to our issues areas and region (data on prevalence of FGM, child marriage, girls’ education, etc. in rural Kenya)

Operations/Administrative Support (10%)

  • Occasional work to support in-office operations

  • Perform digital filing to help create an organized, searchable photo/storytelling archive for the organization

  • Undertake special assignments from other Kenyan and US staff as needed

Other duties as assigned


  • Degree/Higher Diploma preferably in Journalism and Mass Communications, Public Relations, Development Communication or any other related field

  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience in the communication field, preferable in an NGO environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and manage multiple priorities

  • Must be results focused, team oriented, creative, and a self-starter

  • Proven article writing, storytelling, editing, design, videography, video editing and photography skills

  • Developed understanding of needs of media and public audiences, preferably with an NGO approach

Other Requirements

  • Must be an excellent writer, detail-oriented, creative, and should be interested in working in a fast-paced environment with highly motivated staff in a mission-focused organization

  • Ability to work with a small team in a national and regional environment

  • Good planning and organizational skills

How to apply:

If you meet the above qualifications please email your resume, cover letter, a creative writing sample (preferably an interview or storytelling piece), and 2-3 photography samples to jobs@kakenyasdream.org by close of business on Friday 11th December, 2020. Please note, applications without all the above materials will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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