Legal Action Worldwide Communications Coordinator (Nairobi) Jobs in Kenya

Legal Action Worldwide Communications Coordinator (Nairobi) Jobs in Kenya

LAW has an exciting position for an experienced and skilled Communications Coordinator to join LAW. The selected candidate will report directly to the Communications Manager based in Geneva, with matrix reporting to LAW’s Ethiopia and Somalia Programme Manager. They will promote LAW's work and increase visibility, profile key events and advocacy activities.

Based in LAW’s Regional Nairobi Office, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for the wider regional context, working collaboratively with LAW partners and colleagues across LAW’s Hub Offices. You will have excellent experience in producing highly quality content for a variety of communication platforms including on social media and have a strong background or interest in human rights, governance, public administration, digitization, and reforms.

You will be proactive, meeting tight deadlines, and fluent in English and a second language (preferably Arabic, Somali, or another regional language). The work will be both diverse and challenging.


LAW is an independent, non-profit organization comprised of human rights lawyers working in fragile and conflict affected areas in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. We have a particular focus on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, rule of law and accountability, and transformative justice, working to bring justice to those who need it most. LAW’s ground-breaking work has received international and local media coverage, and recognition.

LAW’s Programme in the Africa Regional Office:

LAW’s regional office in Nairobi manages programmes in Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, and is strategically based to build networks and partnerships, working with a wide range of stakeholders on human rights issues affecting the population, and in the fight against impunity. LAW’s national lawyers work closely with international lawyers to develop innovative legal strategies designed to increase access to justice for victims and communities who have suffered human rights violations and abuses.

Role Overview and Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Communications Team in Geneva to promote LAW's work and to increase visibility, profile key events and advocacy activities in country, in the region, and globally. The post holder will perform duties in accordance with the responsibilities outlined below:


  • Develop an activity calendar for the programmes, covering plans for social media; website, press, exhibitions, events, awards and external communication;

  • Monitor and track indicators and evaluate media coverage, campaigns, publication prints and digital to maximise efficiency;

  • Draft regular press releases articulating project impact and achievements effectively;

  • Coordinate and support preparation of key messaging, research reports and legal filings and concept notes for events;

  • Attend LAW and/or external partner events together with the Programme Manager and develop relevant content;

  • Establish strong relationships with and maintain list of national and regional network and journalistic contacts;

  • Draft biweekly reports of deliverables detailing progress against workplan;

  • Conduct field visits and interviews, and take professional photos and videos for championing and profiling successful stories and social media posts;

  • In coordination with the Communications Manager in Geneva, collate information from the country programmes for the global newsletters and website content;

  • Support the Nairobi team with planning and hosting public events, roundtables, briefings,
    etc, as required.

  • Any other task requested from the line manager.

    Social Media and Website

  • Support the Communications Manager in Geneva to develop a social media plan and identify various audiences for LAW’s social media channels, and plan how to increase LAW’s engagement in country;

  • Support the Communications Manager in Geneva to design and implement a social media schedule, ensuring content is planned well in advance for key activities, and proactively respond to breaking news;

  • Collaborate to populate the global social media plan, and in coordination with the Communications Manager, design, deliver and maintain engaging content for LAW’s key social media channels, including Twitter, to create impactful stories, case studies, and other engaging content;

  • Maintain a strong coordination mechanism with locally hired consultants, as videographers and photographers, and with global graphic designers and coordinate planning and deliverables;

  • In coordination with the Communications Manager in Geneva, ensure all visual materials developed by the global graphic designer meet the expectations, and match LAW’s visual identity and vision;

  • Lead on the creation, and design of innovative, information toolkits (audio, digital) that will be used by Survivor Advocates for their field work;

  • Support the Global Communications Manager to maintain and update content for regional website pages;

  • Research and analyze performance on the various platforms and make recommendations on how to improve our communications.

    About You:

    The legal right to work in Kenya;

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, media relations, journalism or relevant field;

  • Minimum 4 years demonstrated experience working in journalism, media relations, advocacy or communications in a similar role;

  • 4 years proven experience in a similar role designing, drafting and developing traditional and social media content for dissemination;

  • Relevant experience working within an international NGOs is preferred, ideally in human rights or humanitarian field;

  • Track record of highly effective content production and social media management;

  • Excellent knowledge of video editing;

  • Excellent written and oral skills in English; second regional language (Arabic, Somali etc.) is an asset, with the ability to clearly articulate information to various audiences and stakeholders;

  • Ability to work on own initiative and part of the wider team;

  • Experience in photography; ideally with DSLR cameras or similar (desirable)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint and strong technical literacy.

    How to Apply

    If you have the passion to hit the ground running with your relevant experience and skills, we would like to hear from you. Please submit your CV and statement of interest (CVs and cover letter should be saved as Full Name_CV and Full Name_Cover Letter) (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) in English The subject of the application should read ‘Communications Coordinator (Nairobi).

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