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Communications Manager EO (13/22 NR)

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Engaging with stakeholders to produce concise, effective internal messaging; Lead on staff engagement; Communicating the wider work of the Mission to internal audience.
  • Managing and maintaining existing internal communications channels, including: quarterly BHC engagement newsletter (Pamoja); monthly all-staff meeting; weekly internal BHC news bulletin; notice boards and screens.
  • Monitoring and evaluating outputs to ensure that internal communications meet the needs and requirements of staff; including through providing support to the HR function on yearly staff survey analysis and response.
  • Managing external communications to promote the work of the UK in Kenya, on different areas of the UK-Kenya Strategic Partnership.
  • This includes but is not limited to: organising media events and interviews; drafting social media messages and press releases; building and maintaining networks with media and journalists; and providing media advice and handling.
  • Managing the Communications Team budget including bidding for the local budget allocation, and supporting team members on finance matters.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working in the media sector or communications. Be innovative and creative.

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Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Knowledge of website & content management will be an added advantage (no coding experience required).
  • Digital skills and experience – as well as editing skills – is desirable but not required.

Protocol Driver (14/22 NR)

Roles and responsibilities 

  • Submit Protocol Section applications to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
  • Check MFA Protocol counters on regular basis for approved applications.
  • Lodge vehicle registration and transfer documents to NTSA and keep a record of pending number plates and vehicle registration certificates for follow up and collection.
  • Submit driving licence applications to NTSA and follow up on approvals and issuance.
  • Present PIN application paperwork to iTax centre for finalisation and issuance of PIN certificates.
  • Submit third country visa applications to other High Commissions and Embassies within Nairobi and its environs.
  • Submit VAT exemption applications to KRA and regularly check for approvals.
  • Ensure the safety and security of documents in his/her care.
  • Take on driving duties as assigned by the Transport planner in consultation with the Protocol Section. This includes but not limited to driving staff and authorised passengers to designated destinations.
  • Accurately complete journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.
  • Carry out daily maintenance checks on BHC vehicles, ensuring assigned vehicle is roadworthy before starting on their journey including tyres, fuel, oil and lubricants.
  • Ensure vehicles are serviced at the stated mileage and all details documented in the Logbook.
  • Ensure that any mechanical faults are reported to the BHC Mechanics on time.
  • Office administrative support to the Protocol section – including but not limited to photocopying, lamination, filing, scanning, collection and dispatch of documents to suppliers.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Protocol Section.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Class BCE clean Driving record
  • Minimum of Secondary School Education – KCSE Certificate
  • Minimum of 4 years driving experience as a driver/messenger within a Government/NGO/Corporate/Office Environment
  • Good knowledge of local city roads, locations of Government offices, High Commissions and Embassies
  • Good computer skills (word, excel, photocopying, scanning, lamination, internet access)
  • Language: fluent in English and Kiswahili 
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  
  • Training and experience in communication or customer service etiquette or secretarial studies

Required behaviours  

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

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In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Providing support to develop annual workplans which ensure that the needs of FCDO teams are being met. This will involve facilitating conversations between FCDO programme teams, BEM cross-cutting advisors and leadership, and the supplier.
  • Quality assuring TPML products (verification methodologies/approaches, rapid research methodologies) from a technical perspective, as well as through the lens of whether they are meeting FCDO needs.
  • Ensuring that MEL capacity-building plans focus on areas of concern to the FCDO, as identified by programme teams and by the MEL adviser.
  • Supporting learning and lesson-sharing that arises from TPML findings.
  • Assessing whether these lessons are being appropriately applied by FCDO teams.
  • Reporting against the TPML components of the SMP III logframe – and ensuring that the logframe remains relevant and fit-for-purpose.
  • Attending the the FCDO’s Independent Monitoring Network and the TPM donor working group, to gather and share lessons about TPML contracts.
  • Contributing to the FCDO’s statistics and/or evaluation cadre.

If the demands are high including on the Statistical Capacity Building side, there may be a need to support on some programme management tasks on a on demand basis. Appropriate support/guidance will be provided on relevant FCDO processes and systems. 

Candidates who secure a role that is considered specialist/technical, may be required to accredit to the relevant specialist cadre (evaluation or statistics), if not already a member.

Technical skills and questions: 

Please refer to Technical competency: Technical Skills for A2 outlined in the FCDO Evaluation Competency Framework: FCDO Evaluation technical competency framework September 2020 (

Please refer to Technical competency: Using and promoting social research/evaluations for A2 outlined in the FCDO Evaluation Competency Framework: FCDO Evaluation technical competency framework September 2020 ( qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage competing workloads and demands in a large and complex environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with others and work confidently with a wide range of key stakeholders.
  • Strong technical proficiency in a range of evaluation and social research methods.
  • Experience providing technical assistance, capacity development and/or enhancing learning for evaluation or other types of research.
  • An established track record and proven professional experience in using and advising on monitoring results/impact and development evaluation.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Experience of working in highly political and high risk environments (e.g. FCAS) including M&E of political programmes.
  • Programme management experience.  
  • Experience of working on TPML.


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