February 2019 AFIDEP Communications Officer Job Recruitment in Kenya

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) – Bridging Development Research, Policy and Practice

AFIDEP is a non-profit policy research institute whose purpose is to facilitate the synthesis, translation and utilization of research and other evidence in policy-making, programme design, and resource allocation in Africa.

AFIDEP seeks a highly qualified and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Communications Officer.

The Communications Officer will play a key technical role in implementing our policy engagement and communications strategy to raise AFIDEP’s profile and impact as a regional development research policy institute.

Key Responsibilities

  • Branding: Contribute to AFIDEP brand development and execution.
  • Publications: Create, design, edit and produce content for various institutional and technical publications.
  • Media and multi-media: Implement a robust media engagement strategy; produce and publish multi-media products (including videos, podcasts, photo-stories, infographics, animations, etc.) in a timely fashion.
  • Online presence: Manage AFIDEP’s website and social media accounts.
  • Capacity development: Contribute to capacity building of internal and external stakeholders on science communications and evidence-informed decision-making.
  • Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE): Implement MLE plan for communications work.


A Masters’ Degree in Communications, Media or International Relations, with at least 5 years’ experience in science communications.

Applicants are invited to submit their CVs, cover letter, and one-page motivation statement.

Please refer to our website for the full requirements for this position at: https://www.afidep.org/jobs/

Terms of employment: The position is an initial contract of 2 years renewable depending on performance, relevance and availability of resources.

AFIDEP is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be sent to hr@afidep.org with “Application: Communications Officer – AFIDEP “as email subject

Deadline: February 15, 2019.

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