Working for St John Ambulance

By working for St John Kenya you are contributing your skills and experience to address emergency health issues and help engage Kenyans in improving personal safety. You will also gain the satisfaction that comes from making a real difference in the life of others, work for a leader in the field that pursues best practice in emergency management, and become part of a professional team united by commitment to shared values

As an equal opportunities employer, St John Ambulance Kenya is committed to recruiting the best and brightest staff to help us continue to provide the highest level of service of humanity to all the people living in Kenya, schools, churches, our government, and corporates.

Current Opportunities:

  1. Public Relations Officer

Position Summary

The Public Relations Officer will be responsible for handling all aspects of planned publicity campaigns and PR activities.

Job Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop PR campaigns and media relations strategies.
  • Edit and update promotional materials and publications (brochures, videos, website, social media posts etc.)
  • Prepare and distribute press releases
  • Deal with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organizations
  • Organize promotional events such as launches, exhibitions, tours and visits
  • Organize public speaking opportunities at interviews, press conferences and presentations
  • Seek opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising
  • Track and analyse media coverage
  • Undertake relevant PR and marketing research


  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or a related field
  • Have at least three (3) years experience as a journalist, Public Relations Officer or similar PR role
  • Experience managing media relations (online, broadcast and print)
  • Background in researching, writing and editing publications
  • Proficient in social media
  • Familiarity with software for video/photo editing is a plus

Application deadline is 26th April 2021.


2. Fundraising and Resource Mobilization Officer

Position Summary:

The Fundraising and Resource Mobilization Officer will be responsible for developing and maintaining project income through individual and institutional donors and partners. The Officer will also build unrestricted income streams from in-country fundraising campaigns and social enterprises.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop St John’s fundraising strategy that aligns to the strategic plan
  • Spearhead proposal development efforts and submission of winning grant proposals.
  • Monitor and maintain the proposal pipeline and generate regular reports.
  • Engage in donor relationship management to ensure donor retention and upgrades.
  • Develop and implement the social enterprise strategy to diversify revenue streams.
  • Coordinate the operations of social enterprise with to maximize sustainability and social purpose.
  • Liaise with partners to identify to develop in country fundraising initiatives.
  • Identify capacity development needs of St John Kenya in relation to fundraising and resource mobilization activities.
  • Design and facilitate capacity building initiatives/training to strengthen St John staffs and volunteers’ ability to proactively contribute to fundraising.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or a related field of study
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in business, grant writing or fundraising for social impact
  • Project Management experience will be an added advantage
  • Good IT literacy, including using spreadsheets and databases

Application deadline is 26th April 2021.