+254 724 569 013
I have 3 years working experience in communications and advocacy departments of Non-
Governmental Organizations. I have a keen interest in the use of social media by organizations
to promote their brands. I also enjoy writing. When not working, I spend my time with kids at
the Hanne Howard Fund Lenana where I am a volunteer and mentor for children who were left
destitute following the 2007 post election violence.
September 2012- Present: Communications and Advocacy Officer for Juatenda project, a 15
month media and environment project that calls on the public to know(jua) and act(tenda) on
pressing environmental issues. The project, run by Volunteers for Africa and Media
Development in Africa (MEDEVA) features synergy forums, training and mentorship of
journalists as well as a 13episode radio and TV show.
Facilitated advocacy forums for youth, women and elders to advocate for proper care of
Organised barazas with chiefs and community elders in 8 counties across the country to
champion for their proactive engagement in ensuring environmental sustainability.
Facilitated training of over 200 fresh journalists across Kenya on environmental
Prepared quarterly progress and field reports that were shared with donors.
Instrumental in conducting research for the first ever interactive environmental radio
and television show in Kenya
Helped to mobilize over 2000 youth on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and
Youtube) to engage in environmental dialogues
Pioneered the organizations first ever newsletter (Juatenda Bulleting) detailing project
Among panelists on Africa Views radio show held on 9th June where the topic of “Role
of NGOs in enhancing sustainable solutions in the water sector” was discussed.
Instrumental in identifying potential funding opportunities and writing of proposals.
September 2012- Present: Volunteer at Hanne Howard Fund Lenana, a children’s home that
caters for needy children by providing food, shelter, clothing and also educating them.
Mentoring children on life skills and how to better their grades in school
Writing proposals that have been send to potential sponsors
Linking the children with opportunities for job shadow
Identifying potential sponsors for the children
Writing a fundraising strategy that is used as a guide by the organization
July – September 2012: - Documentation Consultant at CAP Youth Empowerment Institute, an
NGO that seeks to empower youth with basic employability skills through trainings and later
internships and job placements.
Prepared a one year progress report detailing achievements and progress of the
organization’s pilot year that was presented to the main donor, The MasterCard
Preparing a monthly CAP YEI Newsletter capturing success stories from the field
Conducted interviews of community participants to assess impact of the program
Maintaining records of all organization documents
Preparing a communications strategy for use by the organization
Preparing brochures, factsheets and other marketing materials for organization’s
Facilitating production of banners for use by the organization
June 2011- June 2012:- Communications Assistant, Digital Opportunity Trust Kenya, an NGO
that seeks to empower youth with ICT, life and entrepreneurship skills through training.
Updated the DOT website with stories ,pictures and videos
Developed a Communications Strategy for use by the organization
Designed T-shirts, Brochures , factsheets and other marketing and branding materials
Successfully organized DOT Kenya events including graduation events for participants
Initiated use of DOT Kenya social media platforms including Facebook. Twitter and
Prepared a newsletter for the organization
2010:- Web Content Writer and Researcher at Veritable Writers, an online Search Engine
Optimization writing company.
Wrote SEO articles for clients
Conducted research on given articles
Edited articles for different clients on different topics
Maintained records for articles written
University of Nairobi
B.A. (LINGUISTICS, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION)
Graduated with a Second Class Honours, Upper Division
Kenya High School
Mean Grade B+
WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS ATTENDED
Advocacy Training conducted by ACT! Kenya
Conflict Sensitivity in Service Delivery Training conducted by ACT! Kenya
Community and Resource Mobilization conducted by Academic Model for Prevention and
Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH)
·Rape Management organized by the Moi University Know AIDS Society (MUKAS)
·Stepping Stones Workshop conducted by AMPATH emphasizing on sexual health,
communication in relationships, gender conflict and HIV/AIDS.
·Home Based Care for people living with HIV/AIDS conducted by Moi University Health Centre.
Rotary Club of Nairobi Central
· Participates in community work, sports activities, school talks organized by the club
League of Young Professionals
· Regularly participates in fundraising events organized by the club to raise funds for the less
Moi University Know AIDS Society.
· Apart from learning more about HIV/AIDS, I have been able to reach and teach many people
on the subject.
Moi university Language Students Association .
· Established the spirit of teamwork, excellent personal and inter-personal skills.
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES:
· Watching news
· Reading newspapers and magazines
1. Simon Wachira Wamae
Chief Executive Officer
Volunteers for Africa
+254 720 322 264
2. Alex Ndolo Kilele
Founder and Director
Kilele Foundation Kenya
P.O Box 27785-00100, Nairobi
3. Evans Njoro
Digital Opportunity Trust Kenya,
Museum Hill Center,
P.O Box 27247-00100,