Danish Refugee Council Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

Danish Refugee Council Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

Overall Purpose of the Role:

To promote DRC's mission, mandate, work and advocacy strategies within the region, while working closely with Regional and Country teams to identify appropriate methods to communicate to relevant parties.

The Communications Officer will produce and disseminate internal and external publications, communication products and other practical tasks.


  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing DRC regional communication and visibility activities, this includes; updating websites, researching and writing articles, developing success stories for use on DRC publications and communications platforms
  • Provide support to the regional team and country operations in the development and production of visibility materials (e.g., leaflets, fact sheets, banners, newsletters, merchandise, thematic bulletins, photobooks, and other visibility materials) including liaising with designers, print houses, etc.
    Graphic Design
  • Provide support for graphic design of reports, publications, and other products for the region, including annual reports, strategies, etc.
  • Organize conferences and workshops by preparing and translating press releases, agendas, minutes of the meetings and ensuring media coverage.
  • Capture photos and videos at various events
    Quality assurance of communications products
  • Quality assurance of products according to DRC’s brand manual in terms of layout, design and writing of various publications and visibility materials from the country offices, such as reports, educational material, banners, etc.
  • Conduct field visits to collect both written and visual documentation of DRC’s work in the form of photography, videos, and slideshows as well as facilitate visits from journalists with the relevant field offices when necessary.
  • Assist in administrative tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
  • The Communications Officer will report to the Regional Advocacy Coordinator

  • Contract: One year contract (3 months probation period).
  • Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National staff recruited by the Regional Office, East Africa & Great Lakes.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi with frequency of travel
    to East Africa and Great Lakes office locations

  • Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

    Experience and technical competencies

  • Essential:
  • A university degree in communications, journalism, or a similar or equivalent professional qualification
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role with INGO
  • Excellent oral and written skills and demonstrated ability to write and develop strong communication and advocacy materials
  • Expertise with layout and graphic design
  • Experienced photographer and/or videographer
  • Proactive self-starter and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to travel to field locations in insecure environments throughout East Africa and Great Lakes region

  • Fluent in spoken and written French
    An understanding of humanitarian issues in East Africa and Great Lakes region

    How to Apply:
  • Application and CV
  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
  • We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
  • Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than 26 December, 2018.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Danish Refugee Council Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

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