Job Advertisement: Advocacy, Gender and Communications Officer

Full time
Posted 3 years ago

Reporting to:            Director

Location:                  Garden Estate, off Thika Road, along Garden Estate Road, Kenya

Contract:                  1 year renewable (subject to satisfactory performance)

The Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) is a national indigenous non-governmental organization (NGO) that was started in 2006 and is registered in Kenya under the NGO Coordination Act. ICE accompanies communities in rediscovering the value of local knowledge and local resources in livelihoods improvement and environmental conservation. ICE is seeking to recruit a highly competent individual to fill the position of Advocacy, Gender and Communications Officer.

Job summary

The Advocacy and Communications will be responsible in developing, organizing and executing a wide range of activities to influence policy on natural resources, agriculture and community livelihoods and gender and increase the visibility of the organization, and its work within its project areas. The officer will also play an integral part in networking, and maintain strong organizational partnerships with different stakeholders and actors.

Job Responsibilities.

  • Develop advocacy/communication strategies and engagement plans in collaboration with the programme and project staff.
  • Organize advocacy engagement and communication activities, media outreach and training.
  • Support in development of content for annual newsletters, media, and other communication materials concerning ICE work.
  • Create and maintain strong organizational partnerships with farmer groups, CBOs, county and national government, donor agencies and other likeminded organizations to achieve the intended goals.
  • Ensuring that advocacy and communication activities are properly planned and implemented.
  • Identify key opportunities in the short and long-term to influence policy processes.
  • Support programme and project staff in capturing and documenting best practices and success stories.
  • To represent the organization at meetings relevant to ICE work.
  • Share the work of ICE with key constituents, funding partners, donor agencies, policy makers, network organizations and the media.
  • Participate in project report writing and proposal development.
  • Support in building collaboration with national, county government and civil society organizations and other relevant actors and stakeholders.
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming in all programs of the organization.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Director.


  • University degree in Agriculture, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Community Development  or a related degree from a reputable University.
  • Five years demonstrable experience in communications and advocacy, working with farmer groups, community based organization, county and national government, donor agencies, and other like minded organizations.
  • Experience in managing organization website, developing website content and managing social media accounts (twitter, Facebook, instagram, and Linkedin).
  • Strong knowledge of local policy and advocacy context.
  • Advanced working knowledge Ms Word, Ms Excel and Ms PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Agroecology in an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and Kiswahili.

Applicants who meet the above minimum requirements are invited to send application letter illustrating how they meet the above requirements plus a detailed curriculum vitae with names and full phone contacts of three (3) current referees and quote current and expected remuneration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Applications should be addressed to;

The Director,

Institute for Culture & Ecology,

P.O Box 6270-01000, Thika, Kenya.

The application should be sent to and cc. by Wednesday, 4th August, 2021 at 5.00pm. Please do not fill the online application, only applications sent through the given emails will be accepted.

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