International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Communications Officer will contribute to all public information activities of the project, including through print, digital and broadcast media; and will act as liaison for the project’s implementing partners in all matters related to public communication and visibility.

These tasks require interfacing with multiple partners to gather information, prioritizing content, and staying ahead of news and events. Tasks will include updating the WPP website and uploading key publications and events, producing the quarterly newsletter and liaising with regional and head office communication units.

The Communications Officer handles writing, editing and targeting dissemination for the promotion of the project’s events and results. The Communications Officer will ensure results are in line with International IDEA’s and- the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)’s communications strategies. The Communications Officer provides support to the WPP partners in accordance with the project’s needs and requirements.

Key Responsibilities for This Position Include:

  • Provides communications and media support to the International IDEA office in Kenya, and to all partners within the project;

  • Regularly coordinates and hosts communications meetings with the focal points of all partners to stay informed about planned activities, upcoming events and campaigns, and provide guidance and support;

  • Leads the project’s branding and visibility activities.

  • Coordinates inputs from project partners, and uploads content generated by the project to the relevant communication forums;

  • Updates the WPP website and publicizes project events including regular communication with the website developers.

  • Maintains the project’s social media platforms;

  • Responds to media/press inquiries and pitches Op-Eds and stories to media for placement;

  • Maintains the project database by soliciting inputs from implementing partners and including International IDEA updates;

  • Undertakes regular media monitoring (on social and traditional media) for references to project activities;

  • Contributes to and regularly updates the project’s press list;

  • Serves as a content editor. Writes and edits web articles, tweets, social media posts, press releases and other outreach content as necessary;

  • Coordinates the timely content development of a monthly newsletter with project colleagues
    and manages an editorial calendar for the proposed content and themes;

  • Works in close coordination with project colleagues to ensure that the project communicates according to the donor Communications and Visibility Strategy.

  • Creates clear infographics and digital assets for use online and in presentations. Handles digital art manipulation;

  • Provides content for SIDA’s public communication channels in close coordination with the Sida Gender Advisor and ensures adequate visibility of Sida as donor of the project throughout all project communication activities.

  • Monitors and reports on impact and analytics. Generates monthly and quarterly analytics reports, as appropriate, for all social media platforms and for the newsletter.

    The Communications Officer Must Possess and Be Able to Demonstrate:

  • University degree in communications, journalism, international relations or other relevant discipline;

  • Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in a similar role, or as a writer in communications for development, preferably within the governance context;

  • Experience in communication for gender equality with integration of a gender and diversity perspective in all essential;

  • Experience in communications strategy development and implementation;

  • Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining social media campaigns;

  • Strong graphic design skills and ability to use all related Adobe tools;

  • Knowledge of social media tools, Google Analytics, and content management systems including Drupa;

  • Experience of working in an international context, e.g., in an intergovernmental organization, considered an advantage.

  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.

  • Knowledge of written and oral Swahili is an asset.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

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