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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 16, 2023
  • Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.
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    Head of Mission Support in Charge of Advocacy and Partnerships

    Objective of the Position:

    Develop and lead advocacy strategies and campaigns, and expand partnerships to improve access to quality, affordable care and justice for patients.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Establishing and maintaining external relationships with relevant authorities and stakeholders and representing MSF in selected forums
    • Leading the elaboration of the advocacy strategy and plan of the mission and overseeing the implementation of the advocacy strategy and plan
    • Undertaking actor mapping and stakeholders’ analysis on behalf of projects and mission,
    • Planning, managing and evaluating advocacy campaigns in order to raise support for access to healthcare, health commodities, access to justice, programming and partnerships
    • Preparing advocacy briefs and products that effectively convey the desired position and message to targeted audience(s),
    • Supporting and mentoring advocacy skills across the organization and with communities and patients. Championing patient-led advocacy
    • Building an ecosystem of partners that contribute to a more holistic approach to patient care and complement existing MSF activities



    • Essential: University degree (anthropology/social/political sciences, law, gender studies, protection, communications)

    Knowledge & Experience

    • Mandatory: Previous working experience of at least three years in humanitarian affairs, research, analysis or advocacy.
    • Essential: Previous experience with MSF or other NGOs.
    • Strong understanding of the workings of the different administrations of the country Good understanding of current humanitarian debates and of the dilemma/compromise nature of modern humanitarian interventions
    • Experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health, chronic diseases (HIV, TB, NCDs), global health an asset
    • Campaigning organizational experience an asset
    • Willing to champion a stigmatized issue


    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili


    • Excellent analytical skills, at ease with figures and data
    • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, including writing skills

    Deadline for application: 21st Feb 2023

    Method of Application

    • If you meet the above requirements, please email your CV & motivation letter as a single file by 16th February 2023 under the subject “Personnel Administration Manager” to:
    • Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and a PIN certificate). Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae as a single file mentioning on the subject email line, “Head of Mission Support”, to: Email:
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