Regional Communication Advisor Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Options Consultancy Services

Position Title: Regional Communication Advisor 

Company Description

We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.

With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.

As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.

We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.

FCDO’s Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme (Lot 2) will provide approximately £132m to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in 13 countries in Africa and 3 in Asia. The WISH programme builds on previous successful initiatives supported by DFID and others to expand sexual and reproductive health care services and support countries which have made FP2020 commitments to achieve them. The programme is expected to ensure that women can safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health, particularly the young and marginalised.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary Options team in WISH regional office that is currently part of the consortium that implements the WISH program.


Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Regional Communication Advisor (RCA) will work closely with the Regional Team Leader and Country Leads, the Regional Communication Advisor (RCA) and will lead in the development and implementation of the WISH’s programme’s communication strategy, ensuring it is adaptive and responsive to changes in the programme’s external environment (e.g., COVID-19). The RCA will support WISH country teams, including partners, grantees, and stakeholders, to communicate effectively about the program to the targeted audience through capacity building, amplifying stories of change, and ensuring a cohesive messaging.

The RCA will oversee content development for all the programme’s platforms, including social media, the website, and for public relations and mainstream media coverage. They will be responsible for producing, and overseeing the production of, written and graphic materials which ensure consistency and compliance with programme brand, values, key messages, and style guidelines. They will liaise with colleagues in the regional offices and focal countries to amplify stories of change and showcase WISH on the global stage. The RCA will work closely with the learning team to produce and disseminate internal and external learning products, including global public goods.

The RCA will ensure that all communications work relating to the programme adheres to Safeguarding and Do No Harm guidelines, given the sensitivity of the programme focus.


To succeed in this role, the candidate will have:

  • Degree in relevant study area
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and implementing complex integrated programme communications strategies at scale
  • Highly experienced brand strategist, with experience gained in either the commercial or not-for-profit sector
  • Experience designing and implementing effective advocacy media campaign, preferably on social issues
  • Demonstrated ability to optimise brand strategies within an African context
  • Extensive on the ground experience of working in a minimum of one sub-Saharan African countries
  • Exceptional and creative written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Working proficiency in English and French (spoken, written, reading)
  • Right to live and work in Kenya


Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, 13th month salary and pension.

Other Information

  • As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work and live in Kenya.

How to apply

  • To apply, please fill in the form here.
  • Closing date for applications is: 21 September 2022.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application at your earliest opportunity.