Senior Associate, Advocacy Job at Rainforest Alliance

Senior Associate, Advocacy Job at Rainforest Alliance…See Details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Rainforest Alliance.

The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of people who are inspired and committed to working together to achieve our mission of conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods.


  • Senior Associate, Advocacy

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of advocacy strategy in East Africa – with support from Head of Advocacy, Advocacy Leads, Director East Africa and Country Directors.
  • Build and maintain relationships with important stakeholders in Kenya (CSOs, NGOs, trade unions, platforms, etc.) and in particular work with the tea and coffee sectors.
  • In close collaboration with the Kenya team, develop and implement a Kenya advocacy strategy that contributes to the overall Kenya country strategy.
  • Ensure advocacy plans are aligned and contribute to sub-region and sector strategies.
  • Advice on new advocacy and governmental affairs opportunities and requirements within Kenya and in the sub-region and contribute to writing and budgeting of fundraising proposals in the sub-region.
  • Initiate and organize meetings and participate in discussions with relevant groups and stakeholders to advance Rainforest Alliance’s advocacy agenda.
  • Represent Rainforest Alliance at relevant events, external forums and conferences, and in various consultation structures.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in social sciences, public policy, communications, or related.
  • At least 5 years experience with planning, managing and implementing advocacy or public affairs strategies.
  • Knowledge of the tea and/or coffee sector is desirable.
  • Political and/or civil society network in Kenya a plus.
  • Strategic and analytical thinker.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written. Kiswahili and additional languages are a bonus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply

Application Deadline: 23rd September 2021.

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