Communications, Design & Social Media Consultant in Kenya

Communications, Design & Social Media Consultant in Kenya


Job Summary:

  • The Communications, Design, & Social Media Consultant will take a dynamic approach to supporting USAID/CLEAR communications strategy and development of communications products. S/he will build work across the USAID/CLEAR portfolio with staff and take a proactive approach to identifying stories, messaging, and products that communicate the program’s learning and results to various stakeholders, especially USAID. S/he will create professional graphics and products for social media, presentations, and dissemination of USAID/CLEAR work.

  • S/he will support both internal and external communications efforts, s/he will contribute to contentdevelopment of project outreach materials, including learning, blogs, success stories, Facebook/LinkedIn postings, Tweets, presentations, photography, videography, events management, and media relations. S/he will lead the team in identifying various angles to strategically promote the program’s efforts through news
    media and other platforms. The ideal candidate will come prepared with a portfolio of communications efforts to showcase their writing and communications skill set.

  • Working closely with USAID/CLEAR Technical Specialist and the CLA Officer, s/he will liaise between project partners, beneficiaries, key project staff, and local service providers to build a strong bridge for the exchange of information and incorporate the project’s learning, results and findings into the overall
    communications and outreach activities of the project.

  • In consultation with USAID/CLEAR Technical Specialist, implementation of the program’s
    communications strategy (2020-2023)

  • Manage USAID/CLEAR social media channels including designing photo cards, tweets/posts, and
    other content to share CLEAR’s work. Lead in the development and implementation of USAID/CLEAR social media content strategy to disseminate program activities

  • Design invitations, flyers, and other products to promote USAID/CLEAR events following USAID and Global Communities’ branding guide.

  • Lead writer for USAID/CLEAR blog and website. Develop stories with the help of the USAID/CLEAR team. Update USAID/CLEAR micro-site with blogs, articles, and other materials.

  • Work closely with USAID/CLEAR M&E unit to compile and collate relevant data and information
    for developing data-driven technical briefs, case studies, success stories, blogs etc.

  • Facilitate drafting & distribution of all press releases, media announcements, etc.

  • Work with USAID/CLEAR team to develop /maintain a repository of knowledge management
    content that includes print, photography, and electronic databases accessible to staff and update them regularly.

  • Consistently build capacity of USAID/CLEAR leadership on how to strategically profile the
    program’s work and partners during media interviews

  • Stay informed of all major issues in Kenya’s cooperative sector and of USAID/CLEAR strategies
    and activities so that
    project communications and outreach is grounded in facts, rich in technical
    depth, and broad and diverse to reach a wide variety of audiences.

  • Lead in securing strategic media engagement opportunities to amplify USAID/CLEAR activities,
    impact and to promote USAID, Global Communities and partner organizations brands.

  • Consistently follow USAID regulations and Global Communities’ policies and quality management best practices.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in either Mass Communication, journalism, social science or its equivalent

    Experience:

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in communications; Demonstrated social media and design experience preferred; Experience with USAID or other International Development experience a
    plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills with demonstrated ability to
    communicate and unpack complex ideas for a variety of audiences with brevity and simplicity;

  • Experience drafting and executing a comprehensive communication strategy in support of a project strategy, incorporating a variety of media and tactics;

  • Demonstrated experience writing and managing content for a variety of media including digital and social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.), blogs, case studies, and
    factsheets/briefings;

  • Proficient design skills to develop products for social media and program dissemination.

  • Experience designing with PowerPoint, Microsoft suite, Canva, adobe, or other design software to create professional and cleanly designed products.

  • Ability to work proactively with teams to anticipate and identify learning and results occurring in the field and craft messaging around those;

  • Ability to work independently as well as build relationships across a variety of internal and external stakeholders;

  • Experience building and maintaining media relations;

  • Experience working with international development partner(s) under USAID-funded projects will be an added advantage;

  • Ability to represent the project in external meetings including with partners;

  • Experience in communications for economics, business, SMEs, cooperatives, or other similar
    sector will also be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should forward their updated CV, application letter, and communication product samples to

  • kevacancies@globalcommunities.org with subject: Clear Communications Consultant on or by July 6, 2021.


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