Farsight Africa Group Communications Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Farsight Africa Group Communications Specialist Jobs in Kenya

About Farsight Africa Group

Farsight Africa Group is a leading full-service Pan-African communications and research company that delivers impactful solutions to companies, governments, development organizations’ and individuals across East Africa.

Farsight is recruiting a Communications Specialist with demonstrated experience in client management, communications,events planning and outreach.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications geared towards supporting Farsight’s partnership-building and resource mobilization.
  • Manages the writing, development, design, production and dissemination of diverse publications and news releases through a variety of media, including print, broadcast and social.
  • Planning and elaboration of communications needs assessments for our prospect clients.
  • Developing well-developed communications strategy based on the corporate clients’ needs.
  • Building Stronger relations/partnerships with UN and other UN system agencies
  • Strategic partnerships formed with media counterparts at other UN agencies, and with external media networks, strengthening internal capacity for our media outreach and technical expertise
  • Enhanced media/press coverage of Farsight and its strategic areas, positions and issues, in line with corporate communications strategies.

    Competencies
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments
  • Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Understands more advanced aspects of external relations and communications, as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
  • Identify, develop, distribute and evaluate variety of media materials in multiple, appropriate formats
    (Press releases, feature stories etc.).
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public.
  • Develop a work plan for communication activities, monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met.
  • Plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources.
  • Approve and monitor the overall allocation and disbursement and liquidation of funds.
  • Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or related field.

    Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in communications at the national or international level, including experience in media relations.
  • Experience of working with UN/UN agencies or private sector is desirable.
  • Experience of working in East African region with focus in Somalia.

    Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English, both oral and written, is required.

    How to Apply
  • Kindly send your CV and Cover letter as one document in PDF to Jobs@farsightafrica.com before 31st March 2019.

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