Mary’s Meals Communications and Sponsor a School Manager Jobs in Kenya

Mary’s Meals Communications and Sponsor a School Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • Mary’s Meals (MM) is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education.

  • We continue to change the lives of over 2 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

  • We offer more than just a job; we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.

  • Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) operates a Primary School Feeding and Early Childhood Development programme in Kenya.

  • Some of our core values are, Confidence in the innate goodness of people, Respecting the dignity of every human being and family life and good stewardship of resources entrusted to us.

  • In addition to these values, safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is at the heart of how we work.

  • We desire that all who are part of Mary’s Meals should embed these values, safeguarding and acceptable behaviours that include Simplicity, Service and Stewardship”.

  • Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the below post: Communications and Sponsor a School Manager (CSaSM)

  • We are delighted to be recruiting for a talented Communications and Sponsor a School Manager to join our team in Mary’s Meals Kenya.

  • Reporting to the Country Director, the Communications & Sponsor a School Manager (CSaSM) will be responsible for sourcing, creating, and delivering a continuous flow of compelling content to Mary’s Meals International (MMI) and Mary’s Meals Kenya to support the organisation tell its stories and grow awareness.

  • Additionally, the CSaSM will be responsible for the day-to-day curation of all social media channels, posting timely and relevant content about Mary’s Meals work in {country} and worldwide, sourcing and supply of communications materials to support any local campaigns.

  • All the seams of work involving the role will be vital for enhancing the profile and reputation of the organization, building support, and growing the global movement.

  • The CSaSM will be expected to build and develop strong relationships collaborating with MMI Communications team including the Senior Content Manager, Head of International communications, and a variety of local suppliers (designers, printers, merchandisers etc.) to procure the required asset while ensuring all requests are delivered professionally and feature the highest-quality content and products.

    Key areas of responsibility include:

    Content and Communications

  • Lead on the implementation of the content strategy in country, gathering stories and visuals for use in country and internationally.

  • Set the direction, creative, review, and supervision of team re: content collection for media, for MMI for Sponsor a School and general communications

  • Work with MMI Communications on the ‘local’ narrative for campaigns and liaise with all relevant team members to ensure that all material gathered is fit for purpose and in line with the Content Strategy

  • Lead on the content collection required to fulfill the requirements of Sponsor a School.

  • Work with the Senior Content Manager and Head of International Communications at MMI to scope, develop and deliver materials for all major projects inc. including Sponsor A School, Regular Giving, film projects, country-focused projects, Mary’s Meals anniversaries, milestones, and emergency appeals.

  • To supply content for country-specific National Affiliate campaigns e.g. Fill Mugs, Move for Meals, and other localised NA activity

  • Act as the on-the ground ‘eyes and ears’ of Mary’s Meals in Kenya, to provide an additional stream of ‘incidental’ stories, identified and developed in the course of their work.

    Digital Media

  • In close consultation with MMI Communications Digital Team, plan and lead on all social media posts and campaigns in country

  • Ensure all channels are monitored, moderated and comments replied to as appropriate

  • Vet all content prior to release ensuring relevance, correctness, and adherence to MM messaging


  • Contribute effectively to the organisation’s overall Communications Strategy by implementing a robust MMK Communications strategy, particularly the ambitions and objectives of the content function. Ensure that the communications strategy is understood by all team members and is evident in all activity throughout the year

  • Continually test and question content coming through and look for new formats and ways of working to make story-telling more impactful

  • Review and grade content as it comes in and identify the lead stories for the weeks and months ahead, requesting further updates as required

  • Keep other Programme Affiliate countries regularly updated on the communications work that is being carried out in Kenya. This will include sharing examples of best practice and innovative campaigns

  • Work with the Country Director and MMI Communications team on the co-ordination of media and high-profile visits to Kenya.

  • To work with MMI Communications team on the content-gathering trips to Kenya by MMI Comms staff or by freelancers appointed by MMI Comms.

    Team Management

  • Lead, manage and motivate other staff in Kenya who are working within the Communications function

  • Identify where extra resource may be needed in the team and, if required, present a detailed rationale for recruitment

  • With the MMI Comms’ Content team, regularly review methodologies, systems & ways of working to ensure that they best serve the needs of the wider family

    Qualifications, skills and experience


  • Degree level education in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience.

  • Good understanding of content creation, digital communications, and public relations.

  • Well-developed team leadership and management skills.

  • Warm, engaging, and inspiring personality, with good networking and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently, be a self-motivator, demonstrate resilience and possess excellent judgement.

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.

  • Ability to interact with senior stakeholders comfortably and effectively.

  • Ability to think creatively and capable of generating and developing new ideas and opportunities.

  • Strong relationship building skills, with a demonstrable ability to persuade and convince others.

  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills.


  • Strong photography and film-making skills.

    How to Apply

  • Applications stating expected salary and CV (including contacts for three professional referees) should be e-mailed to

  • indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line.

  • All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name.

  • Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 10th June 2022 at 16:30 hours.

  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted via official Mary’s Meals email address by latest 24th June 2022.

  • Mary’s Meals never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process.

  • We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression.

  • We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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