Advocacy Officer Vacancy

Location: Kenya

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The German Foundation for World Population (DSW)is an international development organization that was founded in 1991 in Hannover; Germany.

DSW has the Head Office in Hannover and County Office in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda as well as an EU Liaison Office in Brussels.

DSW Kenya is committed to addressing young people’s sexual and reproductive health needs in rural Kenya and among the most improved populations in urban areas.

General Description:

DSW seeks to recruit an Advocacy Officer to work under the Advocacy Manager in DSW Kenya County Office.

He/she will support local and regional advocacy initiatives and contribute effectively in the realization of the DSW Advocacy programme objectives and desired results.

He/she will also work closely with the Youth Organization/IEC BCC Officer.


  • Provide strategic and technical support to DSW Kenya’s advocacy work at national and local levels
  • Research, analyze, monitor and report on local and international policies and funding opportunities affecting SRHR in developing countries, with a focus on Kenya
  • Build positive relationships with, engage with and represent DSW to advocacy coalitions and other relevant stakeholders and constituencies in support of DSW Kenya advocacy programme objectives
  • Under supervision of the DSW Kenya Advocacy Manager maintain a positive and supportive relationship with DSW colleagues and help coordinate advocacy activities with other DSW advocacy staff and partners around the world
  • Develop recommendations for advocacy at local and national levels.

    Required Qualifications:

  • A Masters Degree in Social Science preferably in Political Science or International Affairs
  • Proven track record in policy and advocacy work is essential
  • Proven presentation, organizational and capacity building skills in a multi-national environment
  • Ability to work effectively in teams, building positive working relationships and foster open communications
  • Evidence of versatility in writing ability and capacity to use normal office and data management software
  • Initiative, self-motivation and a commitment to continuously work toward improved results
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and oral are required. Good knowledge of French, German and/or other European language is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of the functioning of the EU, including EC decision making procedures and EU development cooperation policies/funding is desirable.

    Applications (detailed CV + motivation letter) should be sent to info [at]

    Candidate is expected to start in March.

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