Regional Communications and Media Officer at Save the Children, Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 22 September 2017

Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Communications and Media Officer in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is 2 years.

The Regional Communications and Media Officer role will work closely with the Regional Communications and Media Manager to leverage programs success and operations by positioning the organization as a lead source of information about children, with visible presence, while creating a compelling dialogue of Save the Children’s brand to motivate action and improve impact.

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Regional Communications and Media Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Support in the packaging of programme stories and content that profiles East and Southern Africa by delivering effective and timely communication.
  • Support in the development and packing of humanitarian communication materials by promoting knowledge to influence advocacy, policy and body of knowledge.
  • Manage media enquiries, obtain coverage by developing strong media relations.
  • Support in the development and posting of content for external sites through a range of activities.
  • Support in the production of all key communication assets that enable Save the Children International and its membership to amplify our voice and speak out on behalf of children affected by emergencies.
  • Support in coordinating a diverse communications portfolio, contributing to strategy development, leading special projects including reports amongst others.
  • Support digital communications, multimedia and social media platforms.
  • Provide support to ensure Save the Children’s brand and values are streamlined and reflected across all external communications channels, meeting content needs in all aspects.
  • Support in profiling Save the Children’s life-saving work in emergencies and development work across a range of platforms including online, television broadcast and print outlets.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Education to BSc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
  • Proven experience of developing and managing the production of communications materials for INGOs or other similar organisations in emergencies and in humanitarian crises for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Ability to strategically target a wide range of audiences is essential.
  • Experience in leading information and communication flows between emergency responses and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work with communities and partners to gather case studies, testimonies and information on the humanitarian situation and on programmes.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Word, technical aptitude in MS Office.
  • Excellent understanding of communication and information needs across fundraising, media and campaigning activities, as well donor and member requirements and standards.
  • Experience in capacity building and managing humanitarian communications teams.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion. Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support.
  • Photo editing and graphic design skills.
  • Experience with design and audio-visual software is an Advantage.
  • Experience of delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities to varied audiences.
  • Evidence of excellent English verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the ‘general public’.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their CV and covering letter in English through online process.

For more information, please visit Save the Children.

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