Communication, Advocacy and Social Media Manager

at Fondazione L'Albero della Vita
Published November 7, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



The Communication, Advocacy and Social Media Manager will design, manage and implement the Tree of Life communications & Advocacy strategies, and will support the fund raising strategy with the objective of increasing the visibility, the fund raising and promoting the work of the organization in the country, as well as increasing awareness for Tree of Life’s mandate and programmes among its partners, the media and the general public.

The candidate will be also responsible for operationalizing the RISE project’s communication and advocacy plan, in compliance with all donor’s guidelines.

He/she will act as the main focal point for communication, advocacy and visibility while in charge of the management, animation, dissemination and development of communication tools, information supports and external and internal visibility operations of the organization.

Role and Responsibilities:

Lead the development and the delivering of a coherent communication strategy for the Tree of Life in Kenya, with consistent work plans, ensuring internal / external alignment.
Be the leader in the development of Tree of Life advocacy strategy and its implementation, in collaboration with Country Representative and Program coordinator.
Support the drafting and the dissemination of position papers for advocacy and share them out with key stakeholders for feedback and come up with Final papers.
Monitor the progress of the advocacy efforts through follow-ups.
Support the preparation of communications and advocacy budgets.
Support the development and the implementation of Fund Raising campaigns in Kenya, in line with the organization’s priorities and objectives, increasing local resource mobilization efforts.
Develop and implement campaigns, events, workshops, webinars, and other initiatives within the Tree of Life programs, ensuring alignment with the communications and fund raising priorities of the organization.
Review, consolidate and implement the communication, visibility and advocacy component of the RISE project, as per project and budget approved, in synergy with the communication office of Tree of Life Headquarters.
Manage the Tree of Life social media channels in Kenya (Fb, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.), as well as the website, updating the editorial content of Tree of Life, ensuring regular and timely updates and information sharing about the work of Tree of Life, scheduling social media posts on all platforms at different times of the day/week.

Ability to work independently, suggest practical solutions and follow-up effectively on the management decisions.
Good planning skills, pro-activity, creativity, and ability to meet the established deadlines.
Ability to build key relationships with internal and external stakeholders, contractors and consultants.
Strong understanding of the humanitarian and development context in Kenya and East Africa
Computer skills (Microsoft office word, excel, etc.).
Excellent spoken and written English.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to summarise complex information in clear, non-specialist language.
Confident in managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work quickly and flexibly in changing circumstances.
Background knowledge on development issues and /or areas related to Child Protection and Education will be a strong asset.
Motivated by our vision of creating a world where everyone is an educator, and where Children are the key actors of human and social development, being a faithful reflection of the past, present and future of the growth process.
Other Skills Required

Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn - open to learning new ways of doing things.
Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, participatory approach and sustainable development.


Bachelor degree in Communication, Marketing, international relations, international development or related discipline from a reputable international or Kenya institution.

A Master degree in Fund raising (or equivalent) is an asset.


Minimum 3 years experience in media & communications work and advocacy, marketing or fund raising sector, resource mobilization, external relations, carrying out similar tasks

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