ICJ Kenya Digital Communications Consultant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

ICJ Kenya Digital Communications Consultant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


  • The digital communications consultant will be an integral member of the ICJ Kenya team, managing brand assets, creating visuals and writing, and editing content for social and digital media — from webinars, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn to Instagram — as well as improving and maintaining the ICJ Kenya’s website.

  • The consultant will also contribute to the development and maintenance of the ICJ Kenya’s communications infrastructure and systems so that ICJ Kenya can produce high-quality work under tight deadlines.

  • The consultant will report directly to the ICJ Kenya Executive Director and work closely with the communications officer, and the programmes and administrations teams.

  • This work includes collaborating with diverse colleagues and partners in the sector.

    Level of effort: This is a part-time consultancy position, a maximum of 12 days a month spread between September 2020 and February 2021.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement the ICJ Kenya digital communications strategy.

  • Facilitate the development and support the implementation of a strategic digital communication and outreach plan targeting key stakeholders including civil society partners, funders, the legal and justice sector, youth, academic institutions and the general public.

  • Maintain brand standards and consistency throughout all communication products, including visuals, word choice, and tone.

  • Maintain a database of digital communications assets.

  • Contribute to the development of internal systems and collaboration processes, so that high-quality communication outputs can be produced efficiently.

  • Maintain an editorial calendar of topics and key research, advocacy, and documentation opportunities.

  • Enhance the reach of ICJ Kenya digital platforms.

  • Develop internal and external communication networks, partnerships, and collaborations to boost ICJ Kenya’s reach and visibility

  • Share the latest thinking around digital communications practices and use social listening tools to generate insights.

  • Improve and maintain the ICJ Kenya website, including validating requirements, developing content, and rolling out new technical features (coordinating with coders as needed) — all with a human-centric, inclusive lens that invites community feedback and participation.

  • Using MailChimp, manage the ICJ Kenya newsletters and subscriber lists.

  • Generate and execute unique ideas and concepts promote and amplify ICJ Kenya activities and outputs, including but not limited to Tweetchats, online gaming events, webinars, Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/YouTube Lives, and more.

  • Provide periodic mentoring, guidance, and feedback on digital strategy ICJ Kenya staff, members and paralegals, as needed.

  • Create high-quality visuals and compelling copy.

  • Lead the development of ICJ Kenya’s visual and editorial brand guidelines, including colour palettes, typography, and layouts/templates for digital media as well as style guides and word lists.

  • Draft and edit articles, blogs, press releases.

  • Apply strong writing and copy-editing skills to translate technical information and concepts into simple and engaging messages with clear calls to action.

  • Advise team on how to repackage ICJ Kenya outputs for online, non-expert audiences in order to invite participation and boost the sharing of ideas, learning, experiences — and to celebrate community members and achievements.

  • Create and/or support the production of compelling presentations and other advocacy collateral for digital and social media, including illustrations, infographics, motion graphics, charts, memes, interactive
    reports, animations, videos, GIFs, and photos.

  • Design and produce email announcements and newsletters.

  • Coordinate work with designers, writers, and contributors in the broader ICJ Kenya community of practice.

  • Mentor ICJ Kenya staff in the production of compelling digital communication assets and help them advance digital design and software skills.

    Required Skills and Experience:

  • Successful candidates will need a mix of visual, editorial/writing, and strategic/process development thinking.

  • They will demonstrate their strength in understanding and communicating technical content, developing compelling narratives and visuals, and setting up editorial/communications systems and processes.

  • They will also have in-depth knowledge of graphic design and digital typography, as well as experience executing marketing and branding projects from conception to production including websites and social media campaigns.

    Additionally:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience in digital communications, required.

  • Strong writing and editing skills in English, required.

  • Experience web development and content management systems required.

  • Solid experience developing and managing social media and community engagement campaigns, required.

  • Experience producing live video and using social media listening tools, a plus.

  • Experience with a range of professional digital design and video editing software required.

  • An academic degree in digital media, communications design, or similar discipline, an added advantage.

  • Familiarity with human rights advocacy and social justice issues, an asset.

    Language:

  • English is the working language for this assignment; excellent oral and written communication, presentation and editting skills in English are required.

  • A good working knowledge of Kiswahili.

    How to Apply:

  • To apply please submit your application to

  • recruitment@icj-kenya.org indicating Digital Communications Consultancy in the subject area

  • Your application should include your CV (indicating all past relevant experiences), cover letter (describing in a captivating manner why you consider yourself the unicorn for this role, with your all-inclusive daily rate) and the following three excerpts from your portfolio (these can be written, audio, visual or provided via a link):

  • An actual communications strategy you have developed for an organisation, or a style guide you have created for an organisation, or a digital system you have developed for an organization.

  • A social media campaign you have created or led, or a campaign you would recommend for either one of our social media handles.

  • A product you have designed from concept to finalisation that conveys an idea or message that is user-facing, friendly, and demonstrates:

  • Your graphic design skills,

  • Your video/motion production skills

  • Your copy-editing skills.

    Method of Application

  • Send curriculum vitae and cover letter to recruitment@icj-kenya.org

  • The application deadline is COB September 4, 2020, with applications reviewed and considered on a rolling basis as received.


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