Resources on this site

Here’s some of what you can find on this website.

1) Individual posts of career and academic opportunities: jobs, grants, awards, networking & knowledge events, trainings, academic programmes, etc. (Many opportunities are annual or otherwise recurring. It can be strategic to look at old posts.)

2) A somewhat comprehensive list of Job Boards & Resources, including Kama Kazi, DumaWorks, Brighter Monday, Career Point, Generation Kenya, Shortlist, iHub, social enterprise, UN jobs, and Devex. Programmes like Generation Kenya and Digital Divide Data offer training or academic qualifications AND employment! Also included: newsletters with other aggregated resources, which you can subscribe to directly, such as Arterial Network (continent art opportunities & news) and MoveMeBack (all sorts of continent-wide job listings).

3) Good information on the job-getting process: 



Community Solutions Program – professional development program, IREX

Kenyans are eligible… 25-38 years old…

Community Solutions Program application information

IREX is currently accepting applications for the 2019–2020 Community Solutions Program (CSP). The deadline to apply is October 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.


For 2019–2020, up to 80 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, which includes:

  • Four-month Fellowship in the United States: Community Solutions fellows are matched to host organizations throughout the U.S. where they complete a four-month, hands-on professional experience.
  • Community Leadership Institute: Community Solutions fellows participate in the Community Leadership Institute, a leadership training program designed to strengthen their leadership and management skills. The Institute includes face-to-face trainings, online courses, professional coaching, and networking.
  • Community-based initiatives: While in the U.S. and with the help of their U.S. host organization, Community Solutions fellows design and plan a community development initiative or project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online at by October 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Applications that are mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to IREX will not be accepted.

Detailed application instructions can be downloaded by the link below. Please review the program requirements prior to starting an application to ensure that you are eligible. Please note that eligibility requirements are determined by the US Department of State and exceptions cannot be made. If, after reviewing the application instructions, you have additional questions, please e-mail

Application Materials

Financial Support

The program covers the cost of most expenses associated with:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.;
  • Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S.; and
  • Accident and sickness insurance.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Community Solutions Program, applicants must meet the requirements listed below. Applications that do not meet these eligibility requirements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the selection committee.

  • You are between the ages of 25 and 38 as of January 1, 2019;
  • You are a citizen of one of the eligible countries listed below;
  • You are living and working in your home country;
    • Individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration.
  • You have at least two years of experience working on community development, either as a full-time or part-time employee or volunteer;
  • You are not currently participating in an academic, training, or research program in the U.S.;
  • You have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of application;
    • Semifinalists will be required to take or submit recent scores for a TOEFL or IELTS English language test.
  • You are available to travel to the U.S. for four months from August to December 2019;
  • You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and have not applied for U.S. permanent residency within the past three years;
  • You are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa;
    • Applicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement.
  • You are committed to returning to your home country for a minimum of two years after completing the program; and
  • You are not a current IREX employee or consultant, or their immediate family member.

Program Officer: Communication and Public Liaison, Katiba Institute (APPLY BY 21 SEPT!)

The position’s job summary

Katiba Institute is looking for an experienced and proactive person for the position of Program Officer: Communication and Public Liaison. The Officer will support Katiba Institute’s operations in the implementation of an ongoing project on access to information as well as provide leadership in the creation and implementation of a communication strategy that furthers KI’s goals. Most of the work will involve understanding and communicating the law hence the officer who will be engaged will need to understand, analyse and communicate legal issues with ease.

As Katiba Institute’s operations expand, we are also in need of someone who can effectively communicate about our work more specifically on access to information and generally as an institution; help interact with the public more effectively and establish productive relationships with other key stakeholders. The officer would also propose initiatives that KI would venture in to pursue its goals using the various communication tools. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of success in the communications sector or related fields, as well as excellent legal research and analysis, written and verbal communication skills. Preference will be given to those who have experience and skills in Digital Marketing and have worked in the civil society sector or advocated for good governance generally.

The Organization

Katiba Institute (KI) is a research and litigation institute established to promote knowledge and studies of constitutionalism and to facilitate the implementation of Kenya’s new constitution. The principal objective of KI is to achieve social transformation through the constitution. In the immediate, KI works to help promote the implementation of the Constitution. In the medium term, KI hopes that its work will help establish a culture of constitutionalism. In this regard, KI works on diverse areas of the constitution including issues of leadership and integrity, human rights,
devolution, gender and electoral issues to appropriation of land and evictions of indigenous people and other long term settlers and protection against illegality and harassment by the police, facilitating public participation. Its activities include research and publications on the Constitution, trainings on constitutional issues, public interest litigation, development of the legal and judicial system and promoting the participation of Kenyans in public affairs.

Primary responsibilities
1. Undertake research, legal analysis and develop relevant material on topical constitutional related issues in partnership with other departments
2. Develop, support and promote the organization’s goals, including message development, social media content creation and media outreach
3. Develop and disseminate public relations materials that increase our visibility among stakeholders and the general public
4. Build and maintain relationships with journalists, media houses, bloggers and other entities in the media sector to help advance our work
5. Assist in the development and implementation of KI’s communication strategy
6. Ensure digital marketing content aligns with Katiba Institute’s identity and message and assist with marketing campaigns as needed
7. Assist different departments with the production of capacity building communication material e.g. toolkits, publications and documentary.
8. Co-ordinate the production of internal and external communications, assists in the subediting and proof reading of communications products including but not limited to success stories, photographs, video and social media
9. In consultation with other departments, to identify weekly access to information topics and to help make information requests
10. Ability to develop through documentation Katiba Institutes achieves in critical areas
11. To help in designing projects and fundraising in consultation with the Executive Director
12. Undertake any other task that may be assigned from time to time
13. Has relevant knowledge in both print and electronic media

Required qualifications

1. A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

2. A minimum of three years’ experience in undertaking legal research & analysis and communication work especially in the civil society sector.

3. Ability to produce analytical and well-presented reports & publications and effectively disseminate them.

4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

5. Proven design, videography, or photography skills

6. Knowledge of digital marketing tactics and other current practices in communication

7. Demonstrated critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively

8. Skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Desktop Publisher and other graphics software is required 9. Ability to balance priorities and coordinate work effectively in order to meet deadlines and deal with high workloads.

10. Strong conviction in and commitment to constitutionalism and human rights principles
11. Ability to analyse problems rigorously and from all angles, showing sound practical judgment
12. Demonstrated sound emotional intelligence skills to enable interaction with persons from all sectors of the society

To apply
Email your cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and contacts of three referees to: The Application must reach us by latest 11p.m. on Friday, 21st September, 2018.

Outcome-Oriented Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, 3-5 December, Nairobi

Expensive but there’s a sponsorship option…

Event page:
Sponsorship form:

For those looking into using OM or OH. It’s been shown to be a useful way to track meaningful results – in terms of changes in relationship, behaviour and policy. If you’re interested in learning more then here is a good opportunity…
Outcome-Oriented Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
3-5 Dec, 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
A three-day learning and sharing event on using Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting to support transformational change in a complex world.
The event offers a series of engaging workshops, networking and peer-learning opportunities designed to respond to the interests and needs of participants. Starting from the principles and practice of Outcome Mapping, participants will be introduced to the practical applications of outcome-oriented monitoring, evaluation and learning processes supporting development interventions in complex environments.
This event will be a rich introduction for people new to OM/OH and experienced practitioners will be able to refine and further develop their OM and OH knowledge and skills.
The event is organised by the Outcome Mapping Learning Community and co-hosted by CARE USA, with support from the CARE Nairobi Support Office. It is led by a team of world-class experts in Outcome Mapping: Steff Depez, Julius Nyangaga, Glowen Kyei-Mensah and Richard Smith.
Further details and registration:
Kind regards,
Simon Hearn

Research Associate, ODI
Coordinator, Outcome Mapping Learning Community

Event: Five Years After Westgate, RVI & ICG, 21 September (Friday)


Five Years After Westgate

10am – 12.30pm・Friday 21 September 2018
Rift Valley Institute・Seminar Room
Laikipia Road ・Kileleshwa

The attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi on 21 September 2013 demonstrated Al-Shabaab’s reach outside Somalia. The initial response by Kenyan authorities – including mass roundups of Muslims and ethnic Somalis – compounded matters and aided Al-Shabaab recruitment. A change of approach in mid-2015, which prioritised greater community engagement and more prominent roles for Muslim leaders, has helped to reduce the threat of Al Shabaab in Kenya.

Yet, five years on, Al-Shabaab remains committed to striking targets outside Somalia. The group has adapted in various ways, including by building partnerships with local militant groups in southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique and recruiting outside Kenya. A new research report by the International Crisis Group examines the regional evolution of Al-Shabaab since the Westgate attack and outlines the contrasting reactions to its activities by Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan authorities.

     Photo: Ben Curtis/AP

On 21 September, the Rift Valley Institute will host the launch of the ICG report Al-Shabaab Five Years after Westgate: Still a Menace in East Africa. This will be followed by a panel discussion on policy options for addressing radicalisation in East Africa.

Murithi Mutiga
Researcher, International Crisis Group

Abdullahi Abdille Shahow
Researcher, International Crisis Group

Rashid Abdi
Horn of Africa Project Director, International Crisis Group

Martine Zeuthen
Royal United Services Institute

Razia Kimani
United States Agency for International Development

Jobs at Evidence Action: Associate Directors, Directors, Associates, Project Managers

Current Openings at Evidence Action

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Fellowships to attend African Investigative Journalism Conference (deadline 31 August)

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2018) is the premier annual gathering of African investigative journalists – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, promoting, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

This year’s conference will feature more than 50 speakers in workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, as well as skills training in areas such as advanced data analysis and security. Key speakers include award-winning journalists from across the world, and Africa’s best. This is a chance to hear and meet those leading the field and enhance your skills with the latest tools and tips.

In 2018, 10 places are available to community newspaper journalists who are members of the Association of Independent Publishers and who have an interest in investigative journalism, want to develop their investigative skills and learn from other African and international journalists. Fellows will be required to write an article for publication or make a presentation to their colleagues on their learnings from the conference.

More information is available at or follow on Twitter @AIJC_Conference 

The fellowship will cover transport, accommodation for those who need it at The Wedgewood in Melville ( and transport to and from the conference, meals and conference fees.

Following the AIJC, on Thursday 1st November, there will be a one-day round-table run by Wits Journalism’s Africa-China Reporting Project. It is open to those who have worked on or are currently working on specific stories about China in Africa. Please indicate your interest in your application.

To apply, write a short motivation (maximum 500 words) and send it with your CV and at least one example of your published or broadcast work (preferably a link) to 

Applications close August 31st, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by email by September 14th, 2018.

Note: The conference will be conducted in English and there will be no translation.

Digital literacy training & job support, Samasource


Samasource Training is a 10-day course offered in Nairobi, Kenya.

For more information on the curriculum, click here

FOR MORE GENERAL INFO include a much nicer version of the below info, click here:

Samasource Digital Basics addresses these challenges by equipping unemployed youth with market-aligned skills and a direct connection to employers…


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