European Union Information Communication Assistant Jobs in Kenya

European Union Information Communication Assistant Jobs in Kenya

The European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union.

ECHO works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality, or political affiliation.

Duties & Responsibilities

The ICA will be based in Nairobi, with field visits within the region, when required and he/she will ensure that the general public, beneficiaries, DG ECHO partners, local and national authorities as well as regional organisations are informed of the nature and extent of the humanitarian operations funded by the European Commission. He/ She will contribute through his/ her work to enhance the visibility and knowledge of DG ECHO operations funded in the region.


  • Provides DG ECHO with an analysis of the media in the region.

  • Prepares media briefings relating to DG ECHO's humanitarian actions.

  • Sets-up and keeps up-dated a data base of media contacts of the region concerned.

  • Contributes to the organisation of media visits to DG ECHO-funded projects, in collaboration with operational partners.

  • Contributes to the organisation of media aspects in the context of EU senior officials visits to the region.

  • Liaises and maintains regular and proactive contacts with the international and local press, ensuring that they are briefed on key DG ECHO messages, events, decisions, and missions.

    Information and Communication:

  • Participates in the formulation of the Regional Office Annual Work Plan, the Regional Communication Plan and any subsequent revisions, any Information Section quarterly activity planning.

  • Supports DG ECHO information and communication initiatives in the field.

  • Undertakes a range of information, communication, visibility, and support actions relating to humanitarian aid financed by the Commission in the zone of operations, including the preparation of media kits, press releases, DG ECHO Web Site and publications.

  • Provides EU Delegations in the region with DG ECHO-related information material for its inclusion in the Delegations' information and communication actions (websites, newsletters, press releases, speeches,
    press interviews, articles, etc.).

  • Prepares and promotes DG ECHO and EU in visibility events, in cooperation with the RIO (Regional Information Officer).

  • Manages, under the RIO (Regional Information Officer) and HoRo (Head of Regional Office) supervision, the RO visibility material stocks (inventory and orders).

  • In conjunction with the RIO, provides input to the RO monthly report on the activities and achievements of the Information Section.

    Working With Partners:

  • Sets-up and keeps up-dated a data base of partners, and more generally humanitarian actors, V&C contacts in the region.

  • Informs and monitors partners visibility obligations and advise them on their visibility plan and communication strategy, under the close supervision of the RIO and HoRo).

    Required Qualifications

  • Education: A relevant first level university degree or equivalent professional experience.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at national or international level in public relations, journalist, advocacy, or corporate communications.

  • Experience in conceptualising and managing the production of communication material. Demonstrated experience in developing content that clearly communicates development ideas and experiences for media, web, print production, and audio-visual productions.

  • Excellent drafting skills.

  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organisation is an advantage.

  • Ability to travel frequently within the region.

  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).

  • Languages: An excellent command of English (written and oral). Good knowledge of French and Swahili is an advantage.

    Required Skills

  • A high-level conduct in service, drive for results, excellent communication skills, capacity to work with others, adaptability and Flexibility and good organizational skills.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; European Union Information Communication Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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