Save the Children
Job Title: Information and Communications Coordinator
Team / Programme: Kenya Drought Response Team
Location: Nairobi Kenya
Contract Length: 3 Months
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
Role Purpose: The role of the Information and Communications (Info-Comms) Coordinator is to deliver vital information and communication products in emergency responses that enable excellent media and fundraising activities for Members and across Save the Children.
The post holder will prepare and is accountable for communications outputs such as photosgraphs, videos, human interest stories, dashboards and fact sheets.
The post holder will develop strong relationships in-country and with Save the Children more broadly and will ensure smooth flow of information from the field offices to the country office in Nairobi and to the wider Save the Children organisation.
The post holder will also be expected to capacity build incoming and existing country programme staff.
Responding to the CAT 1 emergency, the post holder will be on call and may be required to work additional hours.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: Communications Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Budget Responsibilities: None
Key Areas of Accountability:
- Lead the production of timely, accurate, clear and consistent information and communication outputs relating to emergency situation and Save the Children’s emergency response – including collecting and compiling human interest stories, photographs and videos, dashboards and factsheets in coordination with the sectoral leads and wider response team
- Ensure accurate information and communication flows between emergency responses and a variety of internal and external stakeholders (including situation reports) – knowledge management
- Ensure that the relevant documents are made available on internal communications systems (OneNet, SharePoint, drop box, and news bulletins) as well as external platforms (in consultation with the communications manager)
- Build the capacity of staff by presenting training on information management and mentor emergency response staff throughout the response, also induct new staff on the current resource material as required.
- Design and update an internal bulletin that ensures progress of the response is communicated to all staff in Kenya Country Office.
- Provide support to the Country media and communications team on key moments as required
- Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Prescribed Code of Conduct.
- Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners who are part of the response team and work as a mentor for less experienced staff
- Work with sector leads to deliver on their responsibilities, in particular the timely and accurate information needed to inform SitReps, dashboards and various internal and external updates.
- Deliver results in line with the communications and media strategy as well as country response drought strategy – and to do this in a way which maintains the reputation of Save the Children in Kenya.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
- To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with your line management.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Creates a friendly environment in-country to enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self, and takes responsibility for own personal development
- Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, members, donors and partners
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency
- Always acts in the best interests of children
Qualifications and Experience
How to Apply
The application process is now open and will close on Friday 10th March 2017
To apply for these position visit the SCI Kenya Website: https://kenya.savethechildren.net/jobs.
The system allows CVs & Cover letter as One(1) document.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.