Job Opening at the German Embassy Nairobi: Cultural and Public Diplomacy Officer

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nairobi is currently looking for a Kenyan national or resident for the role of Cultural and Public Diplomacy Officer.

The application is to be submitted on or before March 18th, 2020 to

Your tasks

  • You will work with the teams from both the Embassy’s cultural as well as the Embassy’s press and communication section
  • You will coordinate with German institutions in Kenya such as the Goethe Institute and the DAAD
  • You will organise events
  • You will liaise with Kenyan artists, creatives and media
  • You will have adminstrative duties. including bookkeeping and accounting tasks, calls for tenders, procurement procedures, following up on invoices, filing and other general administrative duties
  • You will maintain the Embassy’s website requiring to learn the proprietary CMS of the German Federal Foreign Office
  • You will support managing the social media channels of the Embassy including the crea­tion of content

Your profile

  • You have strong communication, organisational and presentational skills
  • You have a capacity for analysis and synthesis
  • You have a proven interest in public diplomacy and project management
  • You are flexible to work on different subjects, within different teams
  • You are sociable and have a sense of initiative
  • Your command of English is excellent and your command of German reaches at least CEFR C1/C2 l evel
  • You are a Kenyan citizen or you hold a residence and work permit for Kenya

Optional competencies would be:

  • Good knowledge of Swahili
  • Elementary knowledge of German culture
  • Knowledge of Kenyan cultural and media landscape
  • Good translation skills
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design tools
  • Basic knowledge of video editing

Our benefits

  • We offer an exciting working environment in one of Germany’s largest missions in Africa.
  • We will pay you a competitive salary and provide health insurance for you and your family.
  • We provide training options in Germany and Kenya (including German language training).

For any questions related to this position please contact the Embassy via e-mail at (

Qualified candidates for this position should submit the following documents in one joint pdf file. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

  • Cover letter of not more than two pages describing how the candidate’s skills and experience fit the requirements of the subject position;
  • Curriculum Vitae of not more than three pages;
  • Copy of relevant diplomas/degrees/certificates;
  • Professional references with complete contact information.
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