ChildFund International Communications Officer Job in Kenya

ChildFund International exists to help deprived, excluded and
vulnerable children have the capacity to become young adults, parents
and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.

ChildFund
promotes societies whose individuals and institutions participate in
valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. 
ChildFund International, Kenya National Office is recruiting for the following position:
 
Communications Officer
 
Reporting to the National Director, the Communications Officer communicates about the work and mission of Child Fund through a strategic communications plan that increases awareness and support for ChildFund’s programs and advocacy initiatives in program countries and enhances visibility and brand recognition among key target audiences.

 

Duties / Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement an effective communications plan consistent with the organization’s mission, key messaging, core outcomes and area of excellence.
  • Develop written stories, photos and videos to support visibility, fundraising, PR, advocacy, sponsor care at the international and national level.
  • Identify and seize media opportunities to promote Child Fund’s programs. Handle queries by news media in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Contribute to the advancement of Communications at regional and global levels.
  • As a brand champion in the National Office to promote a unified and clear voice for ChildFund as a leading child-focused international development organization.
  • In coordination with other departments at the National Office, prepare and distribute information, communications and visibility materials to target audiences.
  • During emergency responses, work ¡n close collaboration with the National Emergency Response Team and implement a communications plan on behalf of Child Fund’s emergency programs to all stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement budget and annual work plans.
  • Manage and work with consultants and commissioned writers.
Qualifications / Experience
  • Bachelors Degree in communications or relevant field.
  • A Masters degree will be considered an asset.
  • 5 years’ experience. Demonstrated experience in communication, marketing, public relations, media campaigns and event organization and promotion is required.
  • Experience with website development and content management systems and proficiency in use of social networking and new media tools.
  • Proven extensive contact with editors and journalists from media.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team and communicate effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills; fluency in English and Swahili required.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office packages, desktop and web-based publishing, photo and video editing.
All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background and reference checks.
ChildFund
International is committed to the protection of children and does not
employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

The position is open to Kenya citizens. 
All applications should be sent to kenyahr@childfund.org.
The application deadline date is Wednesday, 27 January 2016.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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