Communications Assistant

Job title

Communications Assistant


Nairobi, with frequent travel to the field

Reporting to

Programmes Manager


One year, with possibility of renewal

About the organization

The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a national Kenyan not-for-profit women’s rights organization. We are committed to advancing women’s rights; and work towards achieving a society free from all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). COVAW was founded in 1995 as a response to the silence of the Kenyan society to address VAWG.

COVAW implements projects under five (5) strategic focus areas including: Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Services; Women’s Economic Empowerment; Women’s Leadership Development; Access to Justice; and Institutional Development.

COVAW’s Strategic Plan is anchored on five key pillars/strategic focus areas: Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Services; Women’s Economic Empowerment; Women’s Leadership Development; Access to Justice and Institutional Development.

Through these pillars, COVAW contributes to empowering women and girls to address discrimination and VAWG including advocating for a progressive policy environment, addressing any attempts to reverse hard- won gains on gender equality and support capacity development of relevant actors.

Duties and responsibilities

This role will support COVAW’s communications work at project and organizational level. Specific roles and responsibilities are :

1. Social media management

  • Seek regular input from program staff for updating COVAW’s social media pages.
  • Updating COVAW’s social media pages i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube with key messages and photos from the program activities.
  • Increase COVAW’s presence and voice in mainstream and social media by actively engaging in the different social media platforms. This will involve responding to comments and queries from the online audience as well as liking and retweeting relevant content from partners.
  • Design high quality posters with key messages from the field for circulation on COVAW social media pages.
  • On a monthly basis organize and manage social media campaigns, including Twitter Chat, Facebook live and blogging.

2. Website Management

  • Implement COVAW Communication Strategy in line with COVAW’s Strategic Focus Areas.
  • Regularly update COVAW’s website to ensure it remains up to date with the current content, photos and stories of change.
  • Prepare write ups, Op-eds for COVAW website based on program work and organisational position.

3. Management of virtual forums

  • Plan and coordinate virtual meetings/forums on Zoom and Google meet to ensure they run smoothly. Provide a recording of the meetings.
  • Maintain a digital folder of COVAW’s radio show and meeting recordings.

4. Video Production

  • Work with the program team to prepare ToR for hiring of media consultants to produce documentaries.
  • Support the program team in filming and editing high quality videos of stories of change from the field for sharing on COVAW’s social media platforms.

5. COVAW Newsletter Production

  • Create COVAW’s Newsletter template.
  • Work with the Program team to produce a quarterly newsletter showcasing impact of COVAW’s work.
  • Update COVAWs contacts/mailing lists and share COVAW news regularly.

6. COVAW Performance Standards

  • The COVAW values of Integrity, Respect, Commitment and Solidarity.
  • A sound understanding of COVAWs work on violence against women and girls.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, set, and meet goals in a dynamic work environment.
  • Strong commitment to COVAW’s values and principles in promoting women’s rights.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including occasional weekends and holidays.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or any other related degree with at least two years work experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong interest in working to promote women’s rights;
  • Social media management skills;
  • Good IT competence, command of main office software programmes, internet communication and social media ;
  • Graphic design skills;
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Those with human resource management background are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent knowledge of English with fluency in speaking, reading and writing.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and updated CV to with the subject line “COVAW Communications Assistant” by 30th of April 2024, 5.00pm.

COVAW encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

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