Christian Blind Mission Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya
Christian Blind Mission Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya
Job OverviewThis 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
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.
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
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 *
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
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
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