Monitoring and Communication Officer

Monitoring and Communication Officer


Date of issuance:                         30th November 2018

Closing date:                                  7th December 2018 at 4pm

Job Grade:                                        Management

Vacancy Ref.                                   MC/2018

Duty station:                                  Nairobi

Organization:                               The Youth Agenda

Accountable to:                            Chief Executive Officer



Youth Agenda (YAA) is an independent, national, non-profit, non-partisan youth led and youth serving organization founded in 1996. Sparked by evidence exclusion of youth in spheres of life and fuelled by a passion for the ‘total’ youth, YAA mission is to make the youth factor count by influencing, linking and enhancing youth access to social, economic, cultural and political opportunities.

Job Summary

Youth Agenda is looking for a Monitoring and Communications Officer who will be   responsible for monitoring programme interventions, documenting and communicating processes and impact with youth and stakeholders.

The Monitoring and Communications Officer Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing an efficient reporting and monitoring system for Youth Agenda interventions;
  • Tracking and documenting achievement of results, challenges, lessons learnt from Youth Agenda’s interventions regularly and preparing presentations based on M&E data as required;
  • Coordinating reflection, learning and review meetings;
  • Coordinating, generating and sharing programmes monthly success stories internally and with external stakeholders including donors;
  • Designing and implementing management information systems including media relations (social and mainstream);
  • Responsible for coordinating and maintaining YAA knowledge generation and management;
  • In coordination with the other programme staff, strengthen Youth Agenda’s database and coordination with other actors (governmental and NGO) engaged in Kenya and abroad;
  • Coordinating and organising YAA events that are of high standards both in terms of participants, resource people, logistics, media coverage, availability of materials among other PR provisions.; and
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts for this unit and function


Personal Specification

  • Candidates must have in their possession a University degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Policy, Law, Communication, Sociology, Political Science or related field;
  • Postgraduate qualifications in a related field is an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in project design and management with professional experience in the field of project monitoring/ evaluation and reporting in an NGO
  • Understanding of youth issues/sectors and experience in Youth Engagement Programming
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to write various types of documents including articles, press statements, position papers, information materials, proposals and donor reports;
  • Strong general public relations skills;
  • Analytical Thinking and Decisive Judgment;
  • Experience of working in complex and politically-sensitive contexts, and excellent political, economic and social judgement;
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan manner, sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences;
  • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach;
  • Candidates must be below 35 years of age

Terms of Employment

A competitive remuneration will be provided commensurate to the qualifications of the successful candidate.

The Monitoring and Communication Officer will be based in Nairobi with regular duty travels to the counties of operations



Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest and expectations from the position and curriculum vitae with contact details of three professional referees by 7th December 2018 at 4pm to E-mail:  



















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