23 Oct 2019

Principal Advocacy Officer at National Youth Council

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For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Sociology, Social Work, Development studies, Education, Communications, Business Administration or related fields from a recognized institution;
  • Have Master’s degree in the fields above or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience


  • Have served in the grade of Senior Advocacy Officer for a minimum period of three (3) Years;
  • Be a member of PRSK or its equivalent and in good standing;
  • Have a Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Have proficiency in computer application skills; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution

Key competencies

  • Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
  • Communications and reporting skills
  • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
  • Analytical , Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong Report writing and presentations skills.


The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  • Design advocacy campaigns and other youth empowerment Programmes/ activities;
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of the Council’s advocacy strategy
  • Developing mechanisms to ensure that the government and other policy makers are kept informed of the views and aspirations of the youth;
  • Developing strategies to promote the inclusion of youth in decision making bodies, Councils, agencies, public institutions and organizations;
  • Sensitize youth on access to government empowerment programmes and other opportunities available at county, national and international levels;
  • Create strategies to disseminate information on youth empowerment initiatives of the Council
  • Coordinate the development of policy briefs to promote the inclusion of the youth agenda in public institutions;
  • Monitoring and evaluating of all the departmental activities;
  • Development of Departmental Work plan and Budget
  • Prepare periodic reports.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials. Applicants MUST attach clearance certificates from the following bodies:

Kenya Revenue Authority,

Directorate of Criminal Investigation,

Higher Education Loans Board

Ethics and AntiCorruption Commission

Credit Reference Bureau

Applications in a sealed envelope clearly indicating at the top “Application for the position of’ should be Mailed or hand delivered to:

Chief Executive Officer,

National Youth Council,

Bruce House 8th Floor

Standard Street, P.O. Box 23677-00100 Nairobi

And be received on or before 5th November, 2019

The National Youth Council is an equal opportunity employer. Youth, Women and PWD’s who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Qualified candidates irrespective of their gender, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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