Communication & Advocacy Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Institute of Public Finance

Position Title: Communication & Advocacy Officer

Job Summary

This is a mid-level management position, forming part of the Senior Technical Working Group and will report to the Head of Programs. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications and advocacy strategy that promotes IPF’s impact in Public Finance Management (PFM); drive and coordinate IPF’s advocacy communications, which include communicating complex concepts in compelling ways and building strategic relationships with various mainstream media outlets to enhance IPF’s visibility efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overhaul the organization’s website and social media platforms.
  • Publish a consistent, quality and impactful blog series that draws on IPF content.
  • Document IPF activities and milestones for internal and external purposes.
  • Identify key advocacy opportunities and develop relevant content to promote IPF's policy recommendations and research findings on Public Finance Management (PFM).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including government officials, civil society organizations, and the media.
  • Produce quality written and visual materials, such as press releases, media reports, brochures, and infographics that communicates IPF's work.
  • Monitor and analyze media coverage and analytics on all IPF social platforms and provide regular updates.
  • Develop, publish and disseminate a weekly public finance digest.
  • Support in organizing IPF events


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media Studies, Development Communication or any related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of experience in communications and advocacy in the NGO sector.
  • An Understanding of Public Finance Management (PFM) and experience in advocacy.
  • Experience in usage of computers and office software packages and graphic designing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with media relations and media monitoring.

How to apply

How to apply:

Send a cover letter and curriculum vitae only to:, indicating the job title on the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. IPF celebrates and embraces diversity, we are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and encourage qualified candidates to apply.