Habitat for Humanity Advocacy Intern Jobs in Kenya

Habitat for Humanity Advocacy Intern Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

Advocacy Intern will support the Advocacy Assistant in the implementation of Home Equals Project where he/she will assist in executing advocacy initiatives within the project. S/he will assist the Advocacy Assistant in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of advocacy activities within the Home Equals Project.

Home Equals Campaign is a global campaign that is dedicated to achieving policy change at all levels of governance, with the goal of ensuring equitable access to adequate, decent, and affordable housing and basic services for people living in informal settlements including security of land tenure for Homa Bay County.

Key Responsibilities

Advocacy Support

  • Assist in development, planning and organization of advocacy activities for join initiatives between HFHK and other partners.

  • Assist in preparing budgets for advocacy activities.

  • Assisting with drafting advocacy letters and e-mails, as well as event invitations

  • Assist with engagement of champions, social mobilizers, and vulnerable groups to ensure community-led advocacy.

  • Assist in producing/drafting and sharing advocacy reports.

  • Assist in organizing events and messaging of advocacy issues during key events.

    Stakeholders & Communication Support

  • Assist in maintaining and building relationships with our partners, supporters, groups and organizations we work with.

  • Assist in establishment, strengthening and maintaining strategic networks, coalitions and alliances of various partnerships.

  • Assisting withdevelopment of advocacy messages around key dates, social media posts, articles on the advocacy

    M & E Support

  • Assist in overall monitoring and evaluation of activities being rolled-out.

    Key Performance Measures / Indicators

  • Implementation is within project deliverables and grant compliance.

  • Timely and quality progress reporting in line with agreed templates

  • Number of stakeholders and community members participating in advocacy

  • Advocacy messages for the project


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in social sciences or a desirable field

  • Certificate in Advocacy

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Little knowledge on aspects of adequate housing touching on access to basic services and secure land tenure

  • Knowledge of informal settlements

  • Skills in community advocacy programs

  • Ability to work with partners and communities in a participatory manner.

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

  • Knowledge of how to present information to different audiences.

  • Ability to compile a report with information from various sources.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to engage people at all levels.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with shifting priorities.

  • Sound I.T skills especially word, excel etc.

  • Possess a certificate of good conduct


  • Not more than 1 year of relevant professional work experience in advocacy programs.

    Other Infomation

  • Willing to uphold Christian principles of HFH Kenya

  • Ability to work long and odd hours, including weekends.

  • Confidentiality

  • Honesty

  • High levels of integrity

    How to Apply

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please submit your CV& Motivation letter as a single file to: hr@hfhkenya.org

    Indicate in the subject of the email: Advocacy Intern

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