Communications & Business Development Junior Officer

at Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Published November 9, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


Swisscontact is looking for a Communications & Business Development Junior Officer to support its Kenyan Operations. The officer will work closely with the Regional Communication & Business Development Officer and the Country Director in Kenya to streamline communication and marketing of the PropelA project and support Business Development efforts. We are looking for someone who is willing to get their hands dirty and find solutions. Someone agile, innovative, visionary and pays attention to detail.

The officer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the dynamic PropelA communication plan, testing ideas to improve the buy in of the project by the right target audience and support local business development efforts.

The Communications & Business Development Junior Officer should have collaborative skills, identify opportunities to improve the brand reputation, and develop and implement communication and marketing strategies.

The duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time, but typically include the following:

Communications Role:

Developing and implementing communications strategies & work-plans, campaigns, events and other initiatives for the PropelA project.
Researching, preparing, fact-checking, editing, and producing professional media and communications materials for various audiences and ensuring their timely dissemination via relevant platforms.
Collating, developing and disseminating relevant content for the project. This includes but is not limited to blog posts, online content, press releases, speeches, presentations etc.
Conducting surveys to understand the different stakeholders’ views.
Preparing reports for the management team, including recommendations, to ensure better uptake of the PropelA project.
Developing working relationships with reporters from different media outlets. Regularly engaging and arranging for coverage.
Ensuring all marketing and communications material align with the corporate and project brand guidelines.
Maintaining the digital media archive of photos and videos.
Preparing and managing the project’s budget regarding communication.



A bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field


Minimum of 2 - 4 years relevant experience in a similar role; preferably in the development sector

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