Head of Mission Support in charge of Advocacy and Partnerships Job Vacancy in Kenya

Médecins Sans Frontières

Position Title: Head of Mission Support in charge of Advocacy and Partnerships

Objective of the Position:

Develop and lead advocacy strategies and campaigns, and expand partnerships to improve access to quality, affordable care and justice for patients,

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing and maintaining external relationships with relevant authorities and stakeholders and representing MSF in selected forums
  • Leading the elaboration of the advocacy strategy and plan of the mission and overseeing the implementation of the advocacy strategy and plan
  • Undertaking actor mapping and stakeholders’ analysis on behalf of projects and mission,
  • Planning, managing and evaluating advocacy campaigns in order to raise support for access to healthcare, health commodities, access to justice, programming and partnerships
  • Preparing advocacy briefs and products that effectively convey the desired position and message to targeted audience(s),
  • Supporting and mentoring advocacy skills across the organization and with communities and patients. Championing patient-led advocacy
  • Building an ecosystem of partners that contribute to a more holistic approach to patient care and complement existing MSF activities



Essential: University degree (anthropology/social/political sciences, law, gender studies, protection, communications)

Knowledge & Experience

Mandatory: Previous working experience of at least three years in humanitarian affairs, research, analysis or advocacy.

Essential: Previous experience with MSF or other NGOs.

Strong understanding of the workings of the different administrations of the country

Good understanding of current humanitarian debates and of the dilemma/compromise nature of modern humanitarian interventions

Experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health, chronic diseases (HIV, TB, NCDs), global health an asset

Campaigning organizational experience an asset

Willing to champion a stigmatized issue


Fluency in English and Kiswahili


Excellent analytical skills, at ease with figures and data

Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, including writing skills

How to apply

Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and a PIN certificate). Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae as a single file mentioning on the subject email line, “Head of Mission Support”, to: Email: msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org

Applications must be received by the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal opportunity Employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee.

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