Hivos Communications Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources.

Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

An initiative from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Voice is a Euro 50 million grant facility (2016-2021) that targets the most marginalised and discriminated groups in ten countries in Africa and Asia.

It aims to strengthen the lobby and advocacy capacity of Civil Society Organisations and representatives of the target groups based on the principle of Nothing about us without us.

Since the most marginalised and discriminated groups are often hard to reach via regular programming, Voice promotes the use of innovative ideas and strategies, in order to empower these groups and to have their voices heard and respected.

Result areas

  • Creativity and innovation in website and products;
  • Timeliness and efficiency.

    Your Responsibilities

  • Lead on prompt and effective editing and posting of content on the Voice bilingual website, including Calls for Proposals, grantees, stories, news, and the Linking and Learning components;
  • Lead on developing and editing of the monthly VoiceMail preferably in English and French;
  • Ensure regular and solid presence of Voice on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook and potentially Instagram;
  • Support (and where possible lead on) the writing and publications of blogs, stories and other articles that will help amplify voices;
  • Liaise with consultants, such as web developers, product designers, translators etc. to ensure they deliver on time and in compliance with their contract;
  • Support the Amplifier/Communications Coordinator in producing regular statistics on Voice’s online presence, feeding into reports to the donor and the quarterly Management Information System;
  • Help ensure Voice branding and logo guidelines are adhered to by all stakeholders;
  • Help ensure that the Voice Country Mailboxes are running smoothly;
  • Support to national Voice country teams on Communication needs.

    Your competencies

    Result orientation

  • The formulation of results
    to be attained from the objectives of Voice in terms of quality and quantity. The basis for managing through decisive actions and evaluations.


  • Signals opportunities, acts on them and in doing so dares to take responsible risks


  • To contribute actively to a joint result, also when there is no direct self-interest of a functional or personal nature. To build bridges and find common ground from cultural differences.

    Customer orientation

  • To analyse the wishes and needs of the internal customer and act accordingly.

    Planning and Organisation

  • From a set target, to determine priorities and indicate a ranking of activities and needed resources

    Your Profile

  • You are a pro-active, dynamic and innovative communicator with a higher professional education in Communication and with at least 2 years of working experience in this field (although we value the latter more than a degree!).
  • You have affinity with the objectives of Voice.
  • You have knowledge of and experience with WordPress (website development), Newsletters (Mailchimp), social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), editing, copy writing, developing publications and videos.
  • You are a well-organised independent, decisive and energetic person who does not have a 9 to 5 mentality. You have excellent communication skills both oral and in writing in English (French is a strong asset but not a requirement). Finally, we expect you to have great social interaction skills.

    What we offer

  • Employment is subject to Hivos East Africa Grade for the position and is dependent on skills and experience. Travel costs are compensated in accordance with Hivos travel regulations.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 30th June, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Hivos Communications Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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