Ipas Senior Advisor, Communications Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Senior Advisor, Communications will support Ipas Africa Alliance in developing media and communication strategy for its various projects.

The incumbent will be involved in writing reports, development of project briefs, review various documents for publication and offer general technical expertise in regard to communications and media.

The Senior Advisor I, Communications with direct authority of the Alliance Director or her designate ensures publications/ broadcasts of the essential information relating to Ipas work in the region.

This will include documentation of case studies from the Alliance work and maintaining global Ipas’ brand through consistent visual and editorial messaging.

This position maintains an awareness on opposition activities within the Alliance focus countries.


  • Provide strategic and technical communications leadership to the Alliance focus country programs.
  • Ensure consistency of messages and a global one-voice-policy at all levels of the organization.
  • Prepares media briefs and serves as a liaison with media houses, journalists and other media personnel to sustain positive media engagement.
  • Track media, in collaboration with HQ-based press officer, for issues relevant to Ipas Africa Alliance sharing the same within the organization on timely basis.
  • Develop media and communication strategies for the organization, in collaboration with HQ-based press officer.
  • Documentation of the success of the Alliance work including case studies, success stories and best practices.
  • Support program teams in review of appropriate and relevant IEC materials for use by Alliance programs.
  • Work with unit heads to develop position papers, presentations and materials for presentation in international, regional and national conferences e.g. compendiums, best practices documents, research fact sheets & briefs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with county and national media contacts and drive positive media coverage on the Sexual Reproductive Health& Rights through proactive and innovative approaches including press releases and creative media events.
  • Working with Alliance Director and collaborating with the Communications Unit in NC, take leadership in the development and management of social media as well as Ipas website, Ipas Africa Alliance e-newsletter, online campaign on SRHR, donor reports, and video documentaries
  • Develop external communication to media in line with Ipas media communications policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Internal & External Customers / Suppliers as well as Third Parties
  • Collaborate with Policy staff and supporting them to develop strategies for when and what to publish and how to respond to anti-choice activities.
    · Provide communications technical support to Ipas Africa Alliance sub-contracted partners in media relations and media strategies.

    Minumum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or related area & 9-10 years’ relevant experience OR an Advanced degree with 7-8 years’ experience
  • Experience with media relations.
  • Experience working with an international organization.
  • Must possess strong working knowledge of trending industry topics, events and media happenings
  • Must have excellent writing, editing, communication and event management skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly (for example: media tracking database, online communications platforms).
  • Ability to travel 30%

    Preferred Requirements
  • Experience working in Sexual and Reproductive Health field.
  • Experience working with graphic designers, printers, editors and other creative consultants and vendors.
  • Established contacts and working relationships with media.
  • Published author on contemporary issues.

    How to apply:
    For more information and job application details, see; Senior Advisor, Communications Job

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