Christian Blind Mission Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

Christian Blind Mission Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Overview

  • This exciting new fixed term, full-time role is primarily focused on delivering coordinated internal and external communications across CBM Global.

    The post-holder is responsible for:

  • implementing and contributing to the development of CBM Global’s comms strategy;

  • writing and developing content to amplify CBM Global’s brand;

  • effective management and development of internal and external channels of communication; and oversight of content management to grow CBM Global’s audience
    and digital footprint.

  • This is a key post for our strategic ambitions worldwide and will be undertaken in close conjunction with highly-skilled communications, marketing and fundraising teams of CBM Global Member Associations.

  • Based: The role can be based out of a Member Association office (CBM Australia, CBM
    Ireland, CBM Kenya, CBM New Zealand, CBM Switzerland, and CBM UK), other countries where CBM Global has a registered presence such as Germany and Belgium, or our Country Offices in the Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burkina, Nigeria, Madagascar and Bolivia.

  • Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week). Fixed term contract to 31 December 2021.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    External Communications

  • Manage and maintain CBM Global’s website and social media platforms, promoting CBM Global’s strategy, key messages and distinctives, in collaboration with Fundraising & Communications leads across the Member Associations.

  • Identify writing talent amongst staff, gather, write and align compelling content for websites and social media platforms and opinion pieces for global media, to engage target audiences and increase brand awa rene s s and fundraising potential. Produce publications, film material and other resources.

  • Coordinate with Fundraising & Communications leads to monitor and report on CBM Global digital and social channels, and third-party media/channel performance. Keep up-to-date with online fundraising and communications developments across the sector to enable CBM Global to continually improve and develop our online activity.

  • Build strong relationships in media and the sector to enable positive media coverage promoting CBM Global. Identify and prepare talent, writing and distributing media releases and opinion pieces, and pitching interviews and feature stories in coordination with Member Associations.

  • Refine our crisis communication plan and lead on coordination in times of crisis, offering expertise including co-ordination of donor-focused external statements.

    Internal Communications

  • Develop and maintain internal communications channels in line with the CBM Global communications strategy: intranet, email bulletins, webinars, videos etc.

  • Lead on establishing an intranet suitable to CBM Global’s requirements.

  • Facilitate staff consultation and input into internal communications, ensuring staff are informed and engaged using channels and content in accordance with their preferences.

  • Foster strong links with technical and country teams to assist proactive sourcing of news and organisational stories.

  • Oversee use of brand presentation internally and supporting staff to ensure strong and consistent communications.

  • Oversee coordinated content management of the media database, facilitating CBM Global staff to access content to achieve fundraising & communications objectives.


  • Work with the Executive Director and Fundraising & Communications leads across the Member Associations to develop and implement a CBM Global communications strategy.

  • Coordination of major work defining and positioning the CBM Global brand in conjunction with Fundraising & Communications leads.


  • Be an outstanding advocate for CBM Global, delivering strong communications in line with the vision, mission and values.

  • Play an active role in the CBM Global Secretariat, embracing positive working, innovation and seeking to improve working practice.

  • Develop and report on external and internal key performance indicators, milestones and targets to facilitate informed decisions and
    improved working practice.

  • Plan and manage communications budgets to ensure funds are used to maximum effect.

  • Other duties as required by the Executive Director.

  • Occasional out of normal office working hours.

    Key Outcomes expected from this role

  • Powerful stories written, produced and distributed to amplify CBM Global’s brand, its leading staff, policies, programmes and impact.

  • Clear strategic leadership in external and internal communications

  • Strong performance and effective management of communications channels
  • Strong relationships and coordination with Fundraising & Communications leads across the Federation

    Person Specification

  • All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a * when they
    are desirable, and will be assessed from a combination of information provided
    from the application form and interview process.

    Experience and knowledge

  • Experience in a comms/media function delivering successful impactful communications with limited resources

  • Successful use of social media and websites for fundraising and to enhance brand and communications

  • Strong analytical and technical knowledge of digital and social channel performance and SEO.

  • Understanding of a wide range of effective communication tools and techniques

  • Demonstrable experience securing media coverage

  • Understanding of organisational and reputational risk in relation to media work and social media, and of crisis management.

  • Experience reporting against plans and working within budget

  • Knowledge of disability issues and experience of working in a developing country and/or in the development sector *

    Skills/competencies/personal qualities

  • Outstanding written and verbal communications. Ability to write compelling and
    inspirational content for a variety of purposes. Excellent English language skills

  • Confident, persuasive and friendly manner, able to build strong relationships and network. Able to act with tact and diplomacy. A people person

  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise and manage a busy and varied workload

  • Strong IT skills, familiar with using a wide range of digital tools, software packages etc. and quick to learn to use new tools

  • Willing and able to travel

  • Passionate about effecting change at a global level for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision of CBM Global and sympathetic to our Christian values

    Qualifications, training, and education

  • Educated to degree level or above

  • Professional communications diploma level qualification (e.g. CIPR) or in International Development is desirable

    Employee Benefits

  • Competitive annual leave (including public holidays)

  • CBM Global places an emphasis on professional development and training for its employees in order to support them to fulfil their roles and encourage personal development.

  • Salaries are regularly reviewed to attract, develop, motivate and retain the appropriate caliber of employees

  • We offer family-friendly benefits for staff members – flexible working, homeworking, maternity/paternity/adoption and parental leave policy

  • CBM Global offers a competitive pension scheme.

  • As part of its commitment to its work with people with disabilities, CBM Global aims to help successfully employ and retain people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy. Useful Information

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Christian Blind Mission Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Find jobs in Kenya. Jobs - Kenya jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Kenyan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Kenya.

    Jobs in Kenya - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Kenya.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Kenya posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to NGO Jobs in Africa.