SOS Children’s Villages Communications Intern Job in Nairobi, Kenya

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS Children’s Villages – International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.

We seek to recruit dynamic Communications Intern who will be based at SOS Children’s Villages – National Office, Nairobi.

Mission of the Position:

  • Support Fundraising activities by pursuing opportunities to externally promote the Member Association’s (MA) fundraising campaigns and activities in order to increase the public recognition and foster a positive image, strengthen brand awareness, credibility and acceptance.
  • Position SOS Children’s Villages as a strong partner among potential and existing supporter based on SOS Children’s Villages roots, Vision, Mission and Values.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

  • Work with SOS Children’s Villages Kenya facilities staff to supply factual stories, photographs and video to local, national and international media and other outlets in a timely, proactive and professional manner.
  • Support in the development of high quality, well researched, and well written communications and media products (e.g. annual reports, newletters, success stories, tweets, blog and Facebook post, brochures, posters, banners, press releases, speeches, etc.)
  • Maintain social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) for the MA; Proactively manage the generation and posting of content on the sites; Design and implement strategies to increase the number of followers at each site,
  • Produce news and feature stories, publicity materials, press releases, photographs, videos, partnership marketing resources
  • Maintain social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) for the MA; Proactively manage the generation and posting of content on the sites; Design and implement strategies to increase the number of followers at each site,
  • Produce news and feature stories, publicity materials, press releases, photographs, videos, partnership marketing resources
  • Design and desk top publishing of SOS Children’s Villages Kenya fact sheets, brochures and newsletters.
  • Cordinate online marketing activites to boost digital fundraising

Skills and Competencies

  • Ideal candidate will be a strong collaborator, with demonstrated experience in communications and operations
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Willingness to try, reflect, iterate, and grow
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional, communication style
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to research, summarize, and present information for decision making
  • Fluency in social media platforms, analytics, and reporting

Required Qualification, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, international relations / development, or a related field.
  • Understanding of media relations and digital media strategies.
  • Proficient in MS Office ; familiarity with design software (e.g Photoshop, InDesign) and content management system is a plus
  • Solid Editing and research skills
  • Excellence communication abilities (Oral and written)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organizational skills

How to Apply

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application with detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees) addressed to the Human Resources Manager to reach us on or before 10th October 2020 by email to: recruitment@soskenya.org

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.


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Updated: October 2, 2020 — 9:14 am