Experience

  • Principal Officer - Communication & Partnerships

    at Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA)

    July 2017 - at Present

    Nairobi

     Institutional representation at regional and international platforms, facilitating and coordinating media engagement for the Secretariat and National Focal Points. Oversaw the signing of 9 new cooperation instruments as Focal Person for RECSA’s strategic engagements . Technical and diplomatic support towards the institutionalizing of arms control in Somalia, CAR and South Sudan; Established knowledge management practices for project interventions; including 2 Project documentaries, Influenced organizational culture change towards communication and knowledge dissemination; Coordinated 3 regional advocacy campaigns on disarmament and the Arms Trade Treaty Technical assistance and capacity building on arms control and management in fragile states. Oversaw the production and distribution of communication materials including social media, brochures, factsheets and newsletters, press kits, and audio-visual materials.

  • Programme Clerk, Political & General Affairs Section

    at Embassy of Japan, Nairobi

    March 2012 - June 2017

    Nairobi

     Monitored, analyzed and ensure that the Mission leadership was well oriented with political, security, socio-economic and cultural developments in Kenya and the Horn of Africa,  Ensured grant compliance for effective and impactful support by the Japanese government towards the implementation of Kenya’s new Constitution (2010) through institutional support (elections, justice, devolution, accountability) and civic education in Kenya through 50 CBOs under the Amkeni Wakenya Programme.  Provided expert analysis on the state of politics, elections, devolution, security and governance to identify trends, challenges and provide strategic advice to the Embassy leadership that informed government foreign policy in the region.  Participated in technical donor coordination groups on democracy and governance, elections, public finance management, devolution and aid effectiveness.

  • Communication & Administrative Assistant

    at African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

    December 2010 - February 2012

    Nairobi

     Donor liaison for funded projects to ensure effective stakeholder engagement and communication.  Administrative assistance for projects; ensuring compliance to grant contracts, monitoring budgets, vendor sourcing, processing payments, supporting grant reporting and audits, and project records management.  Supporting advocacy functions including drafting of communication materials, and planning and coordination of meetings, appointments, conferences, and travel for the executive director and staff.  Coordinating production of the organization’s communication tools (e.g. newsletters, brochures, and banners), managing and updating content on AFIDEP’s website and social media accounts.

  • Public Relations and Admissions Consultant

    at Karen South School, Nairobi

    January 2010 - July 2010

    Nairobi

     Developed the school’s two-year marketing plan aimed at branding the school, developing a culture of ownership and goodwill while increasing enrollment.  Monitoring, review and reporting on all marketing and Public Relations activities.  Organizing, managing and coordinating events.  Preparation of communication materials.  Acting Secretary to the school’s Management team.  Managing clients’ databases and web content development.

  • Intern

    at Square Gold PR & Marketing

    September 2009 - January 2010

    Nairobi

     Highlight: Ran the online marketing campaign for the ‘Made in Thailand’ 2010 (Thai Embassy) business exhibition held in August 26-28, 2010. From the attendees’ response, 28% confirmed to have learnt of the event online.  Supporting media relations for clients.  Development and activation of e-marketing plans.  Developing and maintaining website content and e-media monitoring.  Assisting in events design, organizing and management.  Analyzing questionnaires and writing reports on client satisfaction.

  • Social Media Monitoring & Marketing Executive

    at ICT Consultants Kenya

    December 2007 - October 2008

    Nairobi

     Blogging and media monitoring on the 2007 election situation.  Video recording and photography.  Field visits and reporting on the post-election violence.  Writing articles to be used in Search Engine Optimization.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Diplomacy

    at University of Nairobi

    2012 - 2014 (2 years) Nairobi

  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Sociology))

    at University of Nairobi

    2005 - 2009 (4 years) Nairobi

Languages

  • English Native

  • Swahili Negotiation

  • Kikuyu Native

  • French Elementary

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