Communication Consultant Vacancy

Expired on: Aug 13, 2019

Key Affected Population Health and Legal Rights Alliance. (KESWA)

P. O. Box 16885-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Office Location: Membley Estate, Church Lane off Eastern Bypass. Telephone Contacts: +254 707 225 813 / +254 780 225 813

 Email: keswa04@gmail.com/ info@keswa-kenya.org

 Website: www.keswa-kenya.org

Who We Are

KESWA is the umbrella body of sex workers led groups and organizations that exists to strengthen the Voices of sex workers and empower their health and Human rights. (male, female and transgender sex workers, sex workers living with HIV and sex workers using drugs. KESWA is committed to examining the strengths and weaknesses of international human rights and domestic legal frameworks as they apply to sex work. Our aim is to evaluate the impact of various international and domestic policies and laws on the Human rights of sex workers and their communities. We are driven by a community vision of advocating for “a Kenyan society that recognizes sex work as work and promotes equal protection of human rights which are the foundational principles of our democratic society” and a mission of having a common voice that “advocates for sex workers’ health and human rights through advocacy, movement building, organizational development and capacity building.’ KESWA is guided by four thematic areas as follows Health; Legal; Capacity building and Community empowerment and Advocacy.

Purpose of the consultancy

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 contains broad progressive human rights guarantees in Chapter Four on the Bill of Rights. As a result, the enjoyment of human rights and overall well-being of every person in Kenya should be significantly enhanced. However, punitive legal provisions criminalizing sex work related activities provide numerous opportunities for discrimination, human rights violations and denial of services to individuals known or suspected to be sex workers. Incidences and gravity of Violence against Sex Workers are increasing and cases of homicide are on the escalation. The removal of criminal sanctions for sex work is needed to improve sex workers’ safety at work, uptake to health services and access to justice. Bold action by the community of sex workers is needed to catalyse positive law reform at national and county level in Kenya.

The Kenya Sex Workers Alliance is seeking the services of a consultant to provide technical support towards the development and implementation of a communications, advocacy and media strategy as part of a multi-pronged approach to influence changes to the legal environment negatively impacting sex workers in Kenya.


  1. Draw up a flexible communication, advocacy and media strategy including detailed plan of action to complement planned legal intervention
  2. Mapping of audience and development of targeted messages and a variety of customized communication materials
  3. Develop ideas for community advocacy and media activities to influence favorable public perception
  4. Originate news releases, web stories and media advisories for dissemination to national and international mainstream and social media
  5. Serve as a focal point between KESWA and the media
  6. Ensure that donors receive visibility of planned strategic interventions
  7. Guide KESWA in planning and organizing public events
  8. Support development of video and photography activities
  9. Assist and advice KESWA staff on how to interact with media and how to work closely with them
  10. Support networking and coalition building


Profile and Experience Of Consultant

Candidates for this consultancy should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A university degree in communications, public relations or journalism, or equivalent professional experience
  • Hands on experience; of not less than 3 years, in developing and implementing similar strategies and plans
  • Experience working with community-based civil society organizations
  • Experience of working with local and international media
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrable experience in the publication of materials of similar nature. 

An application shall be rejected if it does not respond to the mandatory requirements. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an oral pitch.


The assignment is for a period of six months fromSeptember 2019. Depending on the quality of work, KESWA could consider extending the engagement.


  • Communications, advocacy and media strategy including detailed plan of action
  • Key messaging and communication materials formulated for different audiences
  • Periodic reports on impact of advocacy and media activities

Selection Criteria

  • Extent to which the above minimum requirements are met
  • Understanding of the issues and the target beneficiaries
  • Efficiency and flexibility in work
  • Additional information

All candidates should adhere to human rights values including respect for all.

Application Procedure

Interested consultants must include in their application the following:

  1. Technical Proposal not exceeding 3 pages on:  
  2. An understanding and interpretation of the TOR
  3. Methodology to be used in undertaking the assignment
  4. Time and activity schedule (proposed work plan)
  5. Organizational and Personnel Capacity Statement  
  6. Experience in undertaking assignments of similar nature (include samples of two most recent outputs from similar works)
  7. Proposed team composition including general qualifications and suitability for the task
  8. Contacts of at least 3 references from previous clients 
  9. Curriculum Vitae of the Consultant(s). 
  10. Financial proposal not exceeding 1 page  
  11. Consultant’s  rate in Kenya Shillings
  12. Other costs e.g. travel, accommodation
  13. Total cost 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS The proposals should be sent to info@keswa-kenya.org  and copy admin@keswa-kenya.org by the 13th August 2019 5:00PM

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: : Membley Estate
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