Habitat For Humanity Kenya – Communications And Advocacy Officer.

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RELATIONSHIPS All departments to ensure seamless flow of HFH programme and operations processes

Job Purpose

Working under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the National Director, the Communications and Advocacy Officer designs, manages and implements the HFHK’s communications strategy with the objective of increasing the visibility and promoting the work of HFHK in the country, as well as increasing awareness for HFHK’s mandate and programmes among its partners, the media and the general public. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting efforts to enhance the information flow and visibility of HFHK’s programs in the country.

The Communication and Advocacy Officer works in close collaboration with the HFHK’s Senior Management team, Program team, HFHI’s Communications team, Government officials and media representatives.


  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field (Master’s degree will be a plus).
  • Training in advocacy and/or behavior change communications will be a strong asset.


  • Ability to work independently, suggest practical solutions and followup effectively on the management decisions.
  • Good knowledge of visual design and layout development for information materials
  • Good planning skills, proactivity, creativity, and ability to meet the established deadlines.
  • Skills in photography and image processing.
  • Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns
  • Communication, presentation, networking, and advocacy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Good research and analytical skills; Strong verbal and written communication skills, fluent in English both in writing and in speech.
  • Emotional intelligence: Remains calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to travel to program areas on duty frequently.


  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience in media and communications.
  • Experience of working at or with HFHK entity or other international organization is an asset.
  • Background knowledge on development issues and /or areas related to the HFH mandate (affordable and inclusive housing will be a strong asset).
  • Practical experience in working with media including personal contacts among key media and in organizing media events and press conferences, as well as arranging interviews.
  • Experience with design & implementation of Advocacy and Communications strategies and understanding of trends in the development sector,


  • Ability to work long and odd hours, including weekends
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • High levels of integrity

Full JD

To apply, download the full job description above and email the application to hr@hfhkenya.org with your name and position applied for in the subject line.

The closing date for receiving applications is no later than close of business on Friday 10th December 2021.


Please do not send certificates at this stage.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

HFH Kenya is an equal opportunities employer and will never ask for funds as part of the recruitment process.





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