Advocacy, Senior Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Advocacy, Senior Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Director, Health and Government Relations

The Organization

Living Goods aims to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved people by transforming community health services across the developing world. We have developed a model that has been independently proven to reduce child mortality by 27 percent. And we do this extremely cost-effectively at a net cost of less than $2 per person per year. Our goal now is to scale this impact.

The Opportunity

  • We are seeking an experienced advocacy professional to join our team in the newly created role of Senior Manager for Advocacy in Kenya. To scale and deepen our impact in Kenya, Living Goods must build strong relationships with government, influence policy, and identify and cultivate champions.
  • Reporting to the Director of Health and Government Relations, the Senior Manager will, manage efforts to increase the overall influence of Living Goods in Kenya. They will manage the development and implementation of an integrated advocacy and influencing strategy in the community health space in Kenya.
  • Working with the Country Director, Business Development and Partnerships team, they will help shape and oversee Kenya’s advocacy strategy and deliver strategic communications and reporting requirements for Living Goods in Kenya.
  • The Senior Manager will be passionate about community health and have considerable experience in the health sector.

You will be responsible for

a) positioning Living Goods as a leader in community health system strengthening,

b) influencing community health strategy, policy, and planning to strengthen community health systems, and

c) advocating for increased institutional and government funding for community health in Kenya, with the government and other partners.

You will oversee the production of key communications material— including reports for government and key partners—and support stakeholder and public engagement events that advance the strategic goals of Living Goods.

This is an exciting role and one that is squarely positioned both at the heart of Living Goods’ strategy, and at the leading edge of our drive towards transformative change.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Manage the formulation, implementation and evaluation of Living Good’s Kenya advocacy and influencing strategic plan to inform and influence policymakers, decision-makers, thought leaders, advocates, and influencers in Kenya.
  • Work closely with the wider Living Goods team to identify strategic advocacy and communications opportunities and approaches that achieve our objectives.
  • Provide project management support across advocacy and policy-related activities in Kenya and prepare work plans for assigned focus areas in conjunction with other team members.
  • Support community health advocacy, policy development, and planning by offering technical assistance in national and county government strategic and annual planning processes.
  • In partnership with the Global Director of Communications, develop and disseminate communication materials to target stakeholders, including position papers, annual reports, press releases, case studies, best practice documents, and national and county government reports.
  • Oversee event planning and coordination, including advocacy board meetings, outreach meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Identify and secure conference and speaking opportunities for Living Goods and others who may speak on Living Goods’ behalf.
  • Develop productive internal and external relationships with health specialists and global advocates, and allied public and private partners to achieve our advocacy goals in community health.
  • In partnership with the Global Director of Communications, develop and disseminate communication materials to target stakeholders, including position papers, annual reports, press releases, case studies, best practice documents, and national and county government reports.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in advocacy, policy, or communications, preferably public health or development related.
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in Kenya at a senior level.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government personnel, NGO partners, and international organizations.
  • Strong relevant professional networks in public, UN, donor and NGO sectors.
  • Experience developing and implementing advocacy strategies and creating and producing versatile communications products that target policymakers or decision-makers.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to influence at various levels of organizations.
  • Experience working with external service providers.
  • Superior writing skills with the ability to translate complex issues into a level appropriate to general population and policy makers.
  • Excellent publication skills that include proof reading, copy editing, and formatting. Design experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of policy and policy making processes at county and national level.
  • Understanding of the complex strategic planning in nonprofit and government environment
  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.
Life at Living Goods
Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble.

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day.

If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods. See more at

How to Apply

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Updated: March 15, 2017 — 1:32 pm