Communications Manager Jobs in Kenya
Communications Manager Jobs in Kenya
The successful candidate will serve as the main focal point for internal and external communications.
S/he will be responsible for collaborating with partners and stakeholders, developing and executing communications plans that support a program portfolio, increasing the visibility of the project work.
S/he will be an experienced communications professional who is capable of advancing communications strategies, creative thinking, a high-level of understanding of audience segmentation and messaging; excellent work ethic, outstanding writing, editing, social media, media relations expertise, project management skills and the ability to thrive as part of a team while working independently.
The ideal candidate will hold, and have demonstrated actions, illustrating the same commitment and values.
The key responsibility for this role is to lead the development of and implementation of strategic communications plans for the program that supports overarching communications objectives.
Support Programs team
Arrange for required Comms tools (with support of comms team) for programs team – presentation templates, word templates, logos, etc.
Brainstorm on comms requirements for programs and events
Coordinate, Collect and Process media
Knowledge of photography – should be comfortable using a DSLR or high-end mirror less camera.
Should have knowledge of maneuvering Adobe Creative Suite – image and video editing.
Support comms team to – Organize and store media in high quality in photo libraries
Coordinate with the programs team to collect media in training, events, etc.
Content, social media and website management
Plan posts on social media and support comms assistant to design and execute them on the platforms
Support comms assistant to keep the website up to date
Support Editor to generate content – success stories and human-interest stories from the program activities.
Good writing skills required
Liaise with international team
Attend meetings regularly with international Comms team
Contribute to media and story requirements from international team
Organize and coordinate media field visits
Coordinate offline comms materials
Organize for printed merchandise and stationery from corporate printers
Design or coordinate with consultants to design merchandise and stationery
Coordinate with consultants and service providers and partners
Liaise with consultants and service providers – film makers, photographers, graphic designers,
printing partners, etc., to produce high quality output that is ethically produced and can be used by Light for the World and partners.
Generate regular newsletters that will be sent to the Initiative partners
Safeguard the branding manual and ensure its proper use within the organization, and outside
Provide leadership to the communications team and any consultants that comms team may work with
Suggest capacity building opportunities
Play the role of safeguarding point of contact for the comms team in Kenya
Produce accurate and timely weekly, quarterly, and annual reports in coordination with program staff.
Assist with the writing and editing of reports and assessments produced under the program, including proofreading text and correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
Produce weekly highlights, monthly newsletters, and fact sheets.
Conduct field visits and utilize intervention content to produce human-interest stories.
Create and manage the organizational Communications Calendar
Public Relations planning and messages, brand and image development.
Point of contact for press, media and public relations person
Manage media trainings, fellowships and feedback
Profile of the Successful Candidate
At least 7 years’ experience in working in communications departments.
Experience in working in the NGO sector, especially the disability inclusion space is preferred.
Comfortable working in a fast paced work environment.
Open minded – can work well with diverse individuals.
Innovative, creative, ready to learn and adapt.
How to Apply
To apply for this job, send your Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the Title “Communications Manager” on the subject line by 22nd November, 2021.
Early applications will be considered.
Please note that if you do not meet the above requirements, there is no need to apply.
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