Communications Coordinator Job Vacancy – Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya

We are hiring a Communications Coordinator!

About the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya

We are the key player of German foreign business development on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany in East Africa. We represent German business interests in East Africa and inform about and promote Germany as a business location. Our mandate is to promote bilateral business relations through advocacy and engagement with state institutions and government bodies.

For that we offer a broad range of services such as market entry facilitation, analysis and research and also organise delegations, conferences and events. The Delegation supports German companies in finding a market in Kenya and East Africa and vice versa and establishes business contacts with potential customers for their products.

Established in 2012, we have the team to 20 and cover East Africa from Nairobi. We are a dynamic and growing company, create bridges between cultures, markets and economic realities and continuously strive to improve our services, activities and our overall visibility.

We are looking for an energetic, self-driven and creative Communications Professional to join our growing team and take our marketing and communications to the next level!

About the Role

By more clearly communicating our brand and services to audiences in East Africa and Germany, we expect to grow our reach and impact. You will drive communications activities and develop strategies with our team that position AHK as first choice for private and public sector players in East Africa with business interest in Germany (and vice versa).

We want you to be a thought leader and showcase market and business opportunities, trends, our services, activities and achievements in a professional and result-oriented way.

This is a new role at AHK and will report directly to the Directors.

Your responsibilities will include:

Conceptual work on our brand and positioning and its implementation

  • Work with the directors, teams and possibly external brand consultants to help shape the AHK brand in line with the mandate and services.
  • Support in the mapping of our various target groups and customers of AHK and the messaging towards each of them.
  • Consider aspects critical for our business and how they feed into our positioning.
  • Help think through how to position the German market, opportunities and culture to East African players (and vice versa) in an educating, positive and engaging way.
  • Understand AHK’s global communications frameworks and activities, benchmark AHK and other entities worldwide, and identify opportunities for creativity and leverage within AHK East Africa’s communications.

Create and implement communications strategy

  • Create an online communications plan in alignment with the brand, identifying the relevant channels (Social Media and otherwise) and defining the messaging.
  • Building consistency by implementing regular postings plans for all online channels.
  • Creatively drive conversations and engagement on social media.
  • We are moving our website to a new system as part of an AHK global initiative. You will lead the design and implementation of the new website, exercising creativity within the template.
  • Create marketing materials that drive our image as a professional services company (flyers, folders, presentations, templates). You will drive the creation of content and design (working with external graphic designers where need be).
  • Writing and editing of website articles, blog posts, press releases etc.

Actively partner with the team to enhance our brand and positioning

  • Champion a communications mindset internally and ensure you meet your targets through and with the team despite everyone being busy.
  • Regularly and consistently collect content and stories from the different teams and projects to communicate our latest achievements and activities.
  • Help the teams identify relevant content, edit their drafts, co-write articles, collect photos, interview team members and clients, collect quotes etc.
  • Ensure consistency of messaging by training new and existing staff.
  • Advise and collaborate on the creation of fair exhibition booths, conference presentations, approaches for meetings etc.

Who we are looking for:

  • You are excited about commerce, international business relations and business advisory.
  • You have at least 3-4 years of solid work experience in communications.
  • You have strong conceptual and critical thinking skills.
  • You have relevant experience in positioning a B2B brand and past results in driving business clients towards a professional service.
  • Strong past experience in website content creation, e.g. covering events, current developments in the business world, success stories etc.
  • People say you have a great eye for visuals, you care about the aesthetics and user-friendliness of graphics, materials and documents (graphic design skills are an added advantage).
  • Solid social media management skill, with ability to drive conversations and engagement with past clear long-term results (ideally on LinkedIn or Twitter).
  • You have strong writing and editing skills.
  • You have worked in an international team and possess strong confidence and self-awareness in intercultural settings.
  • You are organized and work well without supervision.
  • You are energetic, a self-starter and know how to coordinate joint deliverables with others.
  • You are resourceful and simply roll up your sleeves to get stuff done. In our environment, we substitute a corporate budget with creativity, network and team work.
  • You easily navigate and administer website CMS systems (we use TYP03 and you will be trained on that).
  • You have excellent Computer and MS Office skills. Graphic Design Software skills an added advantage.
  • Experience in a consulting or professional services company and understanding a busy project work environment is an added advantage.
  • German language skills are not required but are an added advantage.

You will fit into our culture if:

  • You are excited about moving East Africa forward through business and trade, industry linkages, and strengthening the business ecosystem at large.
  • You enjoy a busy work environment with multiple parallel projects and activities.
  • You learn fast and adapt quickly to new demands.
  • You are curious to learn about German business practices and economic realities.

Why work with us?

  • Be part of an active business-oriented team driving economic development through business expansion and growth
  • Many opportunities to get exposed to interesting projects, networks and events
  • We are an international, result-driven, fun and collaborative team
  • Competitive remuneration and health insurance

Other information

  • The role is based in our Nairobi office.
  • Ideal start date is early November.
  • Due to the nature of work additional hours may occasionally be required.
  • At times, events or activities extend into early mornings or evenings and may require your participation.
  • There is a three-month probation period and we will agree on performance and learning objectives.

Want to apply?

Please have a look at this guide on how to submit your application and tips on our selection process http://bit.ly/CandidatesGuide

Fill out the application form under http://bit.ly/JoinAHKComms

You will be asked to upload your CV in PDF format as part of the application form. Please ensure it is tailored to this role and no more than 3 pages.

You will upload a past writing sample in PDF format into the application form, too.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled.

Recruitment process in collaboration with edge

www.kenia.ahk.de



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