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KIWASH Project Communications Specialist Job in Re-advertisement in Nairobi, Kenya

Communications Specialist – Re-advertisement

DAI,
a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified
candidates for the position of Communications Specialist for the Kenya
Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.
 

The
Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a
five-year, U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded
project to improve lives and health through the development and
management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in
Kenya. 

 

KIWASH
is designed to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable WASH
services delivery, improve hygiene behaviors and strengthen nutrition
education while coordinating with other USAID programs to improve access
to nutritious foods for highly vulnerable populations.

Summary of Primary Duties:
The
Communications Specialist will work with the Communications and
Marketing Manager in planning, designing and carrying out project
communication activities. 
S/he
will be responsible for managing the projects presence in social media
and for the creation of content necessary to grow the projects
engagement within the sector.  
S/he
will also focus on the development of products for public access and
the project’s online platforms including the KIWASH website, Facebook,
Twitter, and Flickr.

Essential Duties
 

Responsibilities will include and are not limited to the following:
 
Program writing and graphics design
  • Solicit
    for information for success stories from technical team members and sub
    implementing partners. Draft and/or edit success stories with
    appropriate photographs for sharing with USAID and posting on KIWASH
    website.
  • Draft
    publicity materials including activity profiles and project factsheet,
    success stories, case studies, and articles for KIWASH quarterly
    newsletter, quarterly and annual progress reports.
  • Establish photo library using Flickr, prepare updated project presentations, site visit kits and press kits.
  • Provide design and layout support for all publications and publicity materials.
Social media management
  • Author
    brief social media postings with corresponding links and source
    appropriate images for the postings in coordination with technical teams
    and implementing partners. 
  • Schedule and post social media content as per the content calendar and obtain approvals for content prior to publishing. 
  • Monitor and responds to followers’ feedback and inquiries in accordance to established policy.
  • Ensure brand compliance with USAID Branding and Marking Guidelines across all social media assets deployed.
  • Gather,
    analyze and report social media performance data and provide insights
    and actionable recommendations for improving performance over time. KPIs
    include: reach, engagement and sentiment.
Media relations
  • Review the daily press for WASH related topics and news, and share with team based on relevance
  • Help
    establish and maintain a database of project partners by soliciting
    input from the KIWASH team and key partners, stakeholder meetings and
    forums.
  • Assist
    with coordination of field events, launches, site visits etc. ensuring
    USAID input and clearance is received in a timely manner.
  • Help
    prepare and update a standard information package on the KIWASH project
    counties for distribution to the public and the media.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None
Qualifications
  • A degree in the field of communications, marketing, international relations or a related area is desirable.
  • At
    least three years of relevant work experience in the field of
    communications, social media management, preferably in the development
    sector. Experience with a USAID project is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge
    of MS Office software, web design, HTML and other media software
    packages (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop and video editing software) and
    photography is required.
  • Understanding
    of the fundamentals of social media content sourcing and experience
    using Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr for campaigns and organizational
    outreach.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent
    inter-personal skills to ensure effective team relations. Strong
    organizational skills, analytical abilities and initiative to prioritize
    and complete tasks and manage multiple projects with minimal
    supervision.
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to the field

Reporting: The Communications Specialist will report to the Communications and Marketing Manager.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via the link, 
by November 10, 2016. 
Only
candidates who send their information by applying through the link and
by the deadline will be eligible.  Copy the link and paste it on the
browser to submit your application.

NB: *The position is open to Kenyan Nationals only.*

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DAI
provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability or genetics.



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