SND Communications Manager Career Opportunity in Moyale, Kenya

The Strategies for Northern Development (SND) is seeking application from qualified individual to fill the following open position;

Job Title: Communications Manager

Location: Moyale

Post: 1

The Strategies for Northern Development (SND) is a local non-governmental organization working with Nomadic Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. SND is guided by a vision to see a society where all Pastoralist Communities are resilient and live a dignified life.

Key areas of focus include;

(1) Peace Building and Governance,

(2) Food Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience,

(3) Child Protection and Education,

(4) Water, Sanitation and Health and (5) Humanitarian assistance.

SND is currently implementing the Cross-border Community Resilience (CBCR) Activity project, a 4-year cross border project in Moyale cluster funded by USAID through Chemonics International and ACDI / VOCA with the main objective of strengthening cross-border livelihoods, enhancing social cohesion, and shielding the development gains made over the years by state and non-state actors against the adverse effects of recurrent ravaging droughts.

Key Competence

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences e.g., Communication/Journalism, Business Information Technology with at least an option/experience in social media, Digital Marketing and Communication or any other related disciplines.
  • Graduate degree or equivalent expertise is an added advantage.
  • Prior experience in working with NGO sector and networking with donors, government and non- governmental organizations.
  • Expertise across different types of communications platforms, including but not limited to social
    media, websites, in-person events.
  • Relevant networks in media
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies, tools, and methodologies as the web design industry evolves.
  • Ability to participate in field activities frequently.

Skills Required

  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Incredible written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Impeccable integrity and ethics
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple supervisors while adhering to program deadlines and priorities.

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Manager will provide technical support to SND Operations in Kenya and Southern Ethiopia with the planning, development and implementation of communication, visibility strategies, operational plans and relevant policy review/ development.

The position will also provide graphic design support in the elaboration and finalization of all visibility and training materials, including manuals, brochures, posters, gadgets etc.

He/she shall also coordinate media and visibility campaigns including the use of social media, new letters and promotional materials.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist with the planning, developing and implementation of communication, visibility strategies and annual, operational plans linked to the strategic plan.
  • Create, implement and coordinate a consistent media and visibility campaign, including the use of social media, newsletters and promotional materials.
  • Manage the organizational website and regularly update it with relevant information
  • Devise and implement creative and impactful visibility strategies for raising SND’s local, national, regional and international visibility, profile and brand.
  • Ensure that SND’s brand and image is consistent and reflects the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • Co-ordinate the development of innovative new visibility and information resources that clearly communicate the mission and objectives of the organization, including leaflets, posters, brochures, videos and presentations.
  • Edit and review reports, texts, photographic and video material received, according to the requirements of the Project and the Donor.
  • Directly collect visibility and information material on activities, through field visits, interviews with the beneficiaries and stakeholders
  • Review web content, links, and design of SND website and social media, providing necessary updates and enhancements in a timely manner in collaboration with web developer.
  • Support the MERL staff and Programme Managers in the reporting activities, providing visibility materials as requested.


  • Being the focal person for the collection, review and organization of all communication material by SND staff.
  • Develop and implement SND Communication Strategy aligned to the vision and mission of its work.
  • Collaborate with team implementing project activities of the CBCR by providing support in communication issues;
  • Provide graphic design support in the elaboration and finalization of all visibility and training material, including manuals, brochures, posters, gadgets etc.
  • Actively participate in events, field visits and other activities, to collect narrative and visual material
  • Develop metrics for evaluating performance against strategy
  • Internalizing briefs and coming up with original, distinctive, and exciting creative concepts
  • Ensure effective partnership engagement through managing partnerships with different stakeholders both public and private.
  • Collect and document success stories showing impact of the SND activities.


  • Develop and implement a campaign strategy and plans with the programmes team,
  • Implement and coordinate fundraising events to generate income.
  • Organize and plan donor meeting calendar and other fundraising events research, identify and engage with prospective funders.
  • Assist in developing compelling funding applications and grant proposals.
  • Contribute to the development of fundraising reports, plans, projections and strategy. Maintain and develop SND’s fundraising database.
  • Improve our website content, online donation platforms and fundraising materials.
  • Develop & maintain database of donors.
  • Ability to understand the context of work and the tenacity to work with all SND staff to overcome the difficulties that present.
  • Undertake other appropriate tasks and duties including administrative duties that may be required by the fundraising and donor team and other senior members of staff.

How to Apply:

Letter of applications along with a copy of your resume, a contact telephone number and the names of 3 referees preferably from your previous work places, quoting their email addresses/contact numbers properly and Clearly label/quote the job title above on your envelope and hand deliver to the SND Moyale Office or via email:

Deadline for the submission of application is Friday, 16th April 2023 5:00 PM.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Phone calls are not acceptable.

Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

SND is an equal opportunity employer.