Oxfam Comunications Manager Job in Kenya

Regional Learning and Advocacy Programme for Vulnerable Dryland Communities (REGLAP) – Comunications Manager
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Oxfam GB

Regional Learning and Advocacy Programme for Vulnerable Dryland Communities (REGLAP) – Comunications Manager Nairobi (HECA Regional Centre) Fixed term contract – 1 year


Salary: Kes. 224,782 gross per month plus a competitive benefits package

Background 

Oxfam is one of the world’s leading development and humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters and conflict throughout the world. 
With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 90 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation and campaigning for lasting change. 
The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda. 
The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi and is mandated to provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency. REGLAP is a Consortium that works in three countries – Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. 
REGLAP is housed in Oxfam’s Regional Centre and seeks a Communication Officer who will provide communication support to the REGLAP consortium members and raise awareness about REGLAP’s work nationally and internationally, find creative ways using communications tools to influence decision makers and bring key messages to the agenda, and act as communications and information focal point to the whole of REGLAP.

The role
 
  • You will produce a bi-monthly e-bulletin of good practice and policy documents and key events for NGOs, donors, international organisations and governments. 
  • Update the key information sources and gaps on dry land development and key statistics on dry land areas, actively seeking new sources of information. 
  • Overseeing the design and printing of REGLAP materials including the bi-annual journal, technical briefs, good practice guidance, studies and policy briefs. 
  • Manage the REGLAP webpage and it’s improvements in collaboration with FAO. Participate in discussions of the DRR website to ensure dry land good practice and policy materials are easily accessible. 
  • Maintain and update contact lists for REGLAP partners, donors and government and e-bulletin distribution.
The person 
  • Knowledge and experience of dry land issues in the Horn of Africa. 
  • University degree (preferably in communications or journalism. 
  • Excellent, concise and clear interpersonal and written communication skills. 
  • Working effectively with others, thinking and understanding and achieving results. 
  • Excellent prioritisation skills and a proven capacity to undertake varied tasks simultaneously to tight deadlines. 
  • A highly adaptable and flexible approach to work, with strong capacity to work with teams based in different countries.
Skills and competence 
  • Knowledge and experience of dryland issues in the Horn of Africa. 
  • University degree (preferably in communications, journalism or development). 
  • Experience of editing and producing high quality communication materials: journals, policy and media briefs. 
  • Experience of collecting good practice case studies of field practice and producing synthesise from studies/reports. 
  • Experience of working with corporate communications processes, both internal and external. 
  • Excellent, concise and clear interpersonal and written communication skills. 
  • Working effectively with others, thinking and understanding and achieving results. 
  • Excellent prioritisation skills and a proven capacity to undertake varied tasks simultaneously to tight deadlines. 
  • A highly adaptable and flexible approach to work, with strong capacity to work with teams based in different countries. 
  • A proven ability to analyse and synthesise large amounts of complex information. 
  • Knowledge of methodologies for knowledge/information management, public relations and information dissemination, particularly new technologies. 
  • Good computer skills and past experience, especially for commonly used software for word processing, spreadsheet, applying graphic design tools, production of quick domestic videos with most common programs, using assessment internet tools for quick surveys. 
  • Working experience with international organisations or NGO(s). 
  • Skills in self organisation to work effectively, with tenacity, proactively in critical information gathering, innovative approaches and supporting others.
How to apply:

How to apply For more information about the role and to apply, please visit www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using job ref: INT5508. Closing date: 20 August 2012.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
 We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


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