DAI Communications Expert Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Communications Expert – Assets to Adolescent Girls in Kenya
About DAI: DAI is an employee-owned global development company.
For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. 

Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. 

Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. 
Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Objective of the Programme: DAI is preparing for an anticipated DFID and the Nike Foundation funded Programme; Assets to Adolescent Girls. 

The Programme will aim to address constraints to the economic empowerment of adolescent girls in developing countries. 
It will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and operate across Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Grantees of the Programme will receive financial and non-financial support to develop their products and business models.

Scope of Work: The Communications Expert will be responsible for the overall design, development and management of the programme’s communications strategy and the external outreach and visibility initiatives. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement an effective communications strategy to attract a diverse and sufficiently large volume of local and internal applications for the grantee programme
  • Manage the project’s public annual events such as; launch events, investor events, alumni events and policy relevant seminars
  • Make sure the programme’s digital platform is maintained and kept up to date 
  • Lead effective external outreach campaigns, ensuring visibility of the Assets to Adolescent Girls programme with relevant audiences
  • Update and modify the project’s communications strategy to reflect evolving communications priorities and changes in the project structure
  • Manage innovative communications interventions in the region that contribute to the overall programme’s objectives
  • Implement innovative communications tools and programs to build knowledge and awareness of the grantee programme (i.e. mobile, radio, etc.)
  • Develop press releases to local media; video/documentaries for television and/or distribution
  • Monitor and communicate results
  • 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience working with international donor-funded projects preferably DFID, international non-governmental organisations on relevant programs in increasing economic growth, market development, employment and incomes
  • Strong knowledge of Africa and South Asia would be an advantage
  • Ability to effectively represent Assets to Adolescent Girls to the community and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with staff, donors, government counterparts and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in team environment
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, strong facilitation, training, and writing abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English is essential
Education: Advanced Degree in Communications/Media or other related field preferred

Anticipated Project Start Date: April 2014

Project Duration: Four to five years

Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional travel
How to Apply: 
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