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Programme Development Advisor

The Programme Development Advisor will focus on achieving this aim in the Republic of South Sudan.

The position will help reinforce ACORD’s linkages with South Sudan’s donor partners present in country and internationally, strengthen the programme development, fundraising and grant management capacities of ACORD South Sudan team, as well as share lessons learnt and best practices to support cross-learning with other programmes elsewhere on the continent.

S/He will contribute to ACORD’s overall strategic objectives for the period 2011-2015, with emphasis on the areas listed below:

  • Aligning fundraising with ACORD’s strategic objectives
  • Profiling and Strategic networking, partnership and alliance building
  • Strengthening ACORD’s fundraising capacities, particularly at the country level
  • Promoting Efficient Grant Management
  • Strengthen the visibility of ACORD’s work

    Required Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in International Relations/International Development/Management/Business Administration/Communications/Marketing or similar field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years working experience in fundraising for NGOs, international development or communications.
  • Fluency in English.

    Work Skills

  • Successful proven track record in raising funds from institutional donors and governments
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to conceptualize ideas and present them in a clear and structured manner
  • Excellent attention to detail, creativity, innovation and ability to take initiative
  • Conversant with budgets and financial reporting
  • Fully conversant with ICT and office applications. Experience with fund raising software would be an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a multicultural environment
  • Good understanding of the trends in the aid environment and of key issues for South Sudan and Africa’s development.

    How to apply:

    Apply to: Human Resources & Organisational Development Manager ACORD Nairobi, ACK Garden House, P. O. Box 61216, 00200, NAIROBI, KENYA Tel: +254 20 2721172, 2721185/86 To apply, please complete an application form available at www.acordinternational.org and e-mail it with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to recruit [at] acordinternational.org with the Job Title in the Subject Box.

    A detailed Job Description is also available on the website.


     Country » Kenya

    Online Communications Officer

    Specifically:

    Digital strategy and planning

  • Execute and enhance ACORD's digital strategy
  • Develop and execute strategies for building an engaged online community
  • Develop and execute strategies for driving online and offline actions to advance ACORD's advocacy work in peace-building, women's rights, health and food security
  • Work with the rest of the Communications team to increase giving through our websites and social networking sites
  • Ensure consistency of brand application on all our web pages Track all relevant metrics and statistics to continuously improve our online communication impact

    Up-to-date and relevant content on ACORD online communication channels

  • Manage all Internet-based and multimedia communications for the organization, including the website, www.acordinternational.org (English/French/Portuguese), constituent emails, social media, online fundraising, advocacy and web videos
  • Manage several microsites and partner websites, including www.askafricanow.org, and others
  • Manage and generate content for the organization's website, blog and social networking sites (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo, YouTube...)
  • Update and manage ACORD's web-based contact database (CiviCRM)
  • Oversee the organisation's online video needs, with the support of the Graphic Design and Video Editing Officer

    Support team work and organisational learning in online communication

  • Offer training to ACORD staff - in particular country staff - to support the use of social media across the organisation and the optimisation of our website
  • Liaise with country and Pan Africa teams to update and enhance the country and thematic profile pages
  • Work closely with colleagues, in particular the other members of the Communications Team on optimising ACORD's digital communication work
  • Manage and oversee the work of interns and volunteers as required
  • Contribute to a culture of information sharing and organisational learning in partnership development and communication

    Any other emerging task

  • Support the development of new communications instruments
  • Any emerging tasks within the Funding and Partnership Unit

    Required qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • Masters degree in Development Communication, Marketing, Journalism or similar field
  • At least 5 years experience managing online content and digital strategy for a nonprofit, or other relevant experience
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and other digital tools and a passion for using these tools to drive action and engagement
  • Knowledge of African online media houses and preferably strong networks among African and international online senior editors
  • Excellent writing, editing and storytelling skills
  • Fully conversant with ICT and Microsoft or Mac applications and experience using content management software
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and other graphic design software
  • Ability to grasp Africa development issues and translate those issues into persuasive and accessible language
  • Familiarity and passion for social justice
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and ability to work as a team member with colleagues of different nationalities/cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines

    Preferred, but not required:

  • Spoken/written French
  • Experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Experience with CiviCRM or other CRM software
  • Video production experience

    How to apply:

    To apply, please complete an application form and e-mail it with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to recruit [at] acordinternational.org with the Job Title in the Subject Box.

    A detailed Job Description is also available on the website www.acordinternational.org.


    Country » Kenya

    Online Communications Officer

    Specifically:

    Digital strategy and planning

  • Execute and enhance ACORD's digital strategy
  • Develop and execute strategies for building an engaged online community
  • Develop and execute strategies for driving online and offline actions to advance ACORD's advocacy work in peace-building, women's rights, health and food security
  • Work with the rest of the Communications team to increase giving through our websites and social networking sites
  • Ensure consistency of brand application on all our web pages
  • Track all relevant metrics and statistics to continuously improve our online communication impact

    Up-to-date and relevant content on ACORD online communication channels

  • Manage all Internet-based and multimedia communications for the organization, including the website, www.acordinternational.org (English/French/Portuguese), constituent emails, social media, online fundraising, advocacy and web videos
  • Manage several microsites and partner websites, including www.askafricanow.org, and others
  • Manage and generate content for the organization's website, blog and social networking sites (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo, YouTube...)
  • Update and manage ACORD's web-based contact database (CiviCRM)
  • Oversee the organisation's online video needs, with the support of the Graphic Design and Video Editing Officer

    Support team work and organisational learning in online communication

  • Offer training to ACORD staff - in particular country staff - to support the use of social media across the organisation and the optimisation of our website
  • Liaise with country and Pan Africa teams to update and enhance the country and thematic profile pages
  • Work closely with colleagues, in particular the other members of the Communications Team on optimising ACORD's digital communication work
  • Manage and oversee the work of interns and volunteers as required
  • Contribute to a culture of information sharing and organisational learning in partnership development and communication

    Any other emerging task

  • Support the development of new communications instruments
  • Any emerging tasks within the Funding and Partnership Unit

    Required qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • Masters degree in Development Communication, Marketing, Journalism or similar field
  • At least 5 years experience managing online content and digital strategy for a nonprofit, or other relevant experience
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and other digital tools and a passion for using these tools to drive action and engagement
  • Knowledge of African online media houses and preferably strong networks among African and international online senior editors
  • Excellent writing, editing and storytelling skills
  • Fully conversant with ICT and Microsoft or Mac applications and experience using content management software
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and other graphic design software
  • Ability to grasp Africa development issues and translate those issues into persuasive and accessible language
  • Familiarity and passion for social justice
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and ability to work as a team member with colleagues of different nationalities/cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines

    Preferred, but not required:

  • Spoken/written French
  • Experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Experience with CiviCRM or other CRM software
  • Video production experience

    Remuneration: A competitive national package

    Location: ACORD Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya. Some travelling within Africa and internationally.

    Application details:

    To apply, please complete an application form and e-mail it with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to recruit [at] acordinternational.org with the Job Title in the Subject Box.

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