Save the Children Information and Communications Coordinator Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Save the Children

Job Title: Information and Communications Coordinator

Team / Programme:  Kenya Drought Response Team

Location: Nairobi Kenya

Grade: 3

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:

Programme Support

  • 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:

The system allows CVs & Cover letter as One(1) document.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Updated: March 2, 2017 — 6:21 am