World Animal Protection External Affairs Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

World Animal Protection is looking for an External Affairs Manager to provide expertise and deliver our strategic global campaigns, lead and support the tactical delivery of stakeholder engagement and influencing at International and Regional levels.

This is an exciting role where the successful candidate will develop and deliver inspiring and innovated advocacy strategy and act as interface between the programme teams and external stakeholders, predominantly Governments and International institutions such as the United Nations, and the G20.

Career Opportunity: External Affairs Manager

Type of contract: Permanent

Location: Kenya

Salary: Starting salary is Kes. 5,665,763.00 per annum or exceptionally up to Kes. 6,151,400.00 per annum if the candidate can demonstrate exceptional skills and experience.

Who are we?

World Animal Protection is the global voice for animal welfare, with more than 70 years’ experience campaigning for a world where animals live free from cruelty and suffering.

We have offices in 12 countries and work across 47 countries. We collaborate with local communities, the private sector, civil society and governments to change animals’ lives for the better.

Our goal is to change the way the world works to end animal cruelty and suffering for both wild and farmed animals.

Through our global food system strategy, we will end factory farming and create a humane and sustainable food system, which puts animals first. By transforming the broken systems that fuel exploitation and commodification, we will give wild animals the right to a wild life.

Our work to protect animals will play a vital role in solving the climate emergency, the public health crisis and the devastation of natural habitats.

What will you be doing?

  • Providing strategic input in the formulation of campaign advocacy objectives and being accountable for their delivery.
  • Carry out stakeholder mapping, advocacy, and engagement at global level in coordination with our strategic approach.
  • Campaign external affairs including; specific input into campaign strategy development & delivery and specific implementation outside of local capability.
  • Ensuring campaigns are informed by and capable of achieving global strategic objective
    associated with stakeholder engagement, external affairs and movement building.

Who are we looking for?

  • You must have experience working with or lobbied Governments in Kenya and in the African Region
  • You must have international experience with global or regional institutions.
  • Experienced and highly motivated policy, advocacy, and stakeholder engagement specialist, with a proven track record in developing and delivering stakeholder engagement approaches to achieve specific outcomes.
  • Knowledge and experience of influencing, lobbying and advocacy, working with decision makers and understanding the way in which they influence national policy agendas and in turn how national policy agendas can influence global processes.
  • Experience in the design and development of impactful stakeholder engagement approaches that have achieved change.
  • Strong communicator, and able to constructively engage external and internal stakeholders, to develop and deliver project solutions.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills in English.
  • Experience of creating and managing small budgets.
  • Flexible to undertake domestic and international travel.


  • Educated to university degree level in a related area of study, and/or with significant relevant career experience related to the role.

What can we offer you?

We are offering a fair and competitive salary within the sector and regularly benchmark salaries.

Other benefits including;

  • Pension Scheme
  • Medical Insurance Cover
  • Group personal Accident Cover
  • COLA Adjustment
  • Training & Developments opportunities
  • Workplace wellness programs

To achieve our aim of making World Animal Protection a Diverse and Inclusive employer, we particularly welcome applications from individuals of traditionally under-represented communities and backgrounds.

At World Animal Protection we recruit with our values & behaviours in mind. Please bear this in mind through your application journey.

These are:

  • Global: We make decisions & act with a global mindset.
  • Diverse and Inclusive: We actively encourage and promote diversity, ensure all voices are heard and included and are committed to equal opportunities for all.
  • Collaborative: We work together and co-create to achieve lasting change Agile: We make change
    happen in a fast-moving world Growing People: We continually learn and develop Accountable: We
    are role models. We take responsibility for our actions and encourage others to do the same.
  • Courageous: We push boundaries, take risks and set ambitious targets.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply for the position by downloading and filling out the BIO-DATA-
FORM (World Animal Protection), then send it to the email, along with a motivational letter describing why they are suitable for the position, a detailed CV stating qualifications, experience and current position.

Note 1: For any handwritten or scanned Bio Data form, you a highly encouraged to send as an
excel file.

Note 2: All applications should be received by 5.00 pm East African Time (EAT) on Friday 10th
March, 2023.

Note 3: You must indicate the job title/position you are applying for in the email subject line.