Akina Mama wa Afrika Communications Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Akina Mama wa Afrika Communications Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Role Summary

  • The Communications Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing strategic communications to increase the reach, influence, and impact of AMwA’s work.

  • The Coordinator ensures that the lived experiences of African women in their diversity are documented and captured in a powerful, engaging, and consistent way, and that their voices are amplified in all critical spaces.

  • They oversee and drive institutional communication for the organization including digital marketing and content creation, pursue visibility for the organization in a manner consistent with feminist values, and strengthen AMwA’s brand and identity as a pan-African feminist organization.

  • The Coordinator also serves as AMwA’s spokesperson when required. .

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    Communication strategy

    • Lead the development of AMwA’s communication strategy to guide its internal and external operations in collaboration with the Programme leads.

    • Conceptualize and implement strategic communications campaigns that influence discourse in AMwA’s areas of interest, and that increase visibility of the organization’s work and the issues important to our constituents.

    • Create innovative ways of sharing AMwA’s research and feminist analysis in print, broadcast, and digital media; and build and maintain relationships with reporters at the national and regional levels.

    • Ensure timely preparation of high-quality communications materials including but not limited to press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, annual reports, position papers, speeches, and talking points.

    • Monitor and provide timely assessments of the socio-political environment and provide strategic information on opportunities and challenges, as well as develop and implement crisis communications plans.

    • Develop and implement a social media strategy.

    • Take lead in developing complementary communications for high-level events such as press conferences, program launches, regional engagements, speaking opportunities, etc. Consciously build AMwA’s brand through social media and other outreach efforts.

    • Document stories and curate the lived experiences of alumni through oral herstory, using a feminist lens of storytelling.

    • Ensure effective representation of AMwA in a variety of forums and maintains external relationships with the media and other relevant institutions nationally, regionally, and globally.

    Advocacy Strategy

    • Work closely with the other teams to amplify and sustain voices of African women and girls in all their diversities and their demand for social, economic, and political justice.

    • Monitor and document and brief the team on changes in the geo-political and social landscape at the national, regional, and global levels that are relevant to AMwA’s work.

    • In collaboration with other teams, popularize knowledge products through simplification of complex concepts to drive advocacy.

    • In
    collaboration with other leads and the monitoring and evaluation coordinator, conduct researches to generate evidence base for policy engagement and to disseminate results to internal and external constituents through a variety of avenues.

    Movement and coalition building

    • Contribute to building strategic partnerships with key external stakeholders that will lead to the creation of strong movements for collective advocacy.

    • Identify opportunities for cross-movement collaboration and solidarity building and consciously creates relationships in this regard.

    • Ensure effective information flow and communication with other stakeholders including partners and international teams

    • Support in coordinating periodic networks forums for all the members and alumnae.

    Qualification / Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences, Political Science, Gender, Law, or any other relevant discipline.

    • Essential experience and skills

    • A minimum of 5 years in a similar position of development work, communicating and advocating for the rights of women and girls in their diversity.

    • Evidence of thought leadership through writing blogs, papers, opinion pieces, etc, and engagement in panel discussions is strongly desired.

    • Demonstrable experience developing and implementing successful communications and advocacy campaigns at the national, regional and global levels.

    • Evidence of transdisciplinary knowledge in AMwA’s thematic areas of work; women in politics and decision making, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and women’s economic justice.

    • Ability to manage an interactive website

    • Knowledge of digital communications including social media.

    • A proven commitment to women’s rights activism and demonstrable experience in social justice or human rights broadly;

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills and public speaking;

    • Ability to organize and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders;

    • Ability to communicate and work effectively in English.

    • Competency in French will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates who meet the above criteria are advised to apply.

  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae including three references with contact details via email to: recruit@akinamamawaafrika.org The deadline for application is Friday, 15th January 2021 at 5:00 pm.

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