Position: Communications Consultant
Employer: Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Location: Nairobi, Kenya or remote
Deadline: August 31, 2023
Employment Type: Employment
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: August 31, 2023
Host Agency: Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa
Placement: Nairobi, Kenya or remote
Length of Placement: 6 months
About AKF Canada
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a leading global development organization and
registered charity working to tackle the root causes of poverty. Since 1980, we have helped
create strong community institutions that support sustainable, locally-driven initiatives to
improve the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia. By combining local knowledge with
global best practices, we strive to bring about transformative and long-lasting improvements to
quality of life. In Canada, AKFC mobilizes funding and expertise, and promotes awareness of
global issues. In all of our work, advancing gender equality, inclusion and pluralism are key
objectives and approaches.
Working alongside the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network and through
partnerships with local communities, civil society, and business as well as governments and
international aid agencies, we are building a future where we all thrive together.
About Aga Khan Foundation East Africa
In East Africa, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio that includes programming in Education,
Work and Inclusion, Civil Society, Health, and Early Childhood Development, with Gender
Equality as a cross cutting theme in the portfolio. AKF responds to local and regional priorities by
developing and implementing effective programming, measuring, and documenting results and
sharing lessons with governments, donors, and development actors to influence policy and
Summary of Position
The key objective of this position is to support the AKF East Africa team in creating a
communications strategy, identifying and supporting in the collection of stories, and developing
communication products for each country that align with key thematic priorities as well as with
national government policies.
a. Develop a comprehensive communications strategy that aligns with AKF East Africa's mission,
values, and strategic goals.
b. Identify and select relevant and impactful stories that align with the communications strategy.
c. Support in the collection of necessary information, interviews, and materials to develop
d. Assist in the creation and development of storytelling materials, including written content,
visual assets, and multimedia elements.
e. Enhance the overall capacity of staff in communications through training and knowledge
Required Qualifications & Experience
We are looking for a candidate who has:
• Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or a related field
• Minimum 2 years relevant experience in communications creating digital and print content
• Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop) is highly desirable
• Excellent verbal and written skills.
• Good time management and organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Maintain effective working relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders
English proficiency required. Swahili language skills an asset.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the link below.
Deadline: August 31, 2023 by 11:59pm EDT
Please note that due to the nature of funding for this position, the placement is
only open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
AKFC is committed to advancing gender equality and inclusion through our programming and
operations in Canada and overseas. AKFC requires all employees to review and abide by the
AKFC Gender Equality Policy.
AKFC recognizes the importance of safeguarding and is committed to ensuring it manages a
wide range of risks such that beneficiaries, staff, other associates, and the organization as a
whole are kept safe from harm.
AKFC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations
are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.