Kijani Holdings Public Relations Associate Jobs in Kenya

Kijani Holdings Public Relations Associate Jobs in Kenya

About The Position

Kijani Institute has done what many people thought was impossible. As a rapidly expanding trust, we have always focused on our work and shield away from publicity, but we’re realizing that this is actually doing our partners a disservice.

Simultaneously, as Kijani grows and succeeds, so too do its critics. Negative publicity about Kijani has real implications for our customers and our ability to further democratize the right for all partners to succeed.

Kijani Institute is changing the way we perceive exchange programmes and there are organizations and individuals that passionately defend the status quo.

It is therefore vital that Kijani is able to quickly and effectively correct mistakes.

This also means effectively communicating with our stakeholders and developing third party advocates for Kijani is vital to the success of Kijanis operation in East Africa and Scandinavia.

The PR Associate role will be based in Nairobi and Odense and will report to the East Africa Head of Corporate Affairs and Public Sector.

The successful candidate will be responsible for proactive and reactive media relations, digital communications, and stakeholder mapping and engagement.

What You Will Do

  • Stakeholder mapping and engagement – thoroughly research and review the African stakeholder landscape and build a stakeholder map with engagement options for each group of stakeholders in the long run you will do the same for Scandinavia
  • Build relationships and develop 3rd party advocates for Kijani.
  • Forward planning and proactive media relations – develop a 12-month forward planner calendar with all internal and external media hooks, as well as potential pressure points.
  • Develop relationships with media at each key media house
  • Secure at least 1 piece of positive media coverage each month
  • Work with PR firms to develop relationships with regional media and secure coverage
  • Digital communications – develop a list of social media influencers in East Africa and draft a 12-month engagement plan.
  • Collateral development – develop country specific collateral documents, including a press kit and Q&A based on global collateral materials.
  • Fundraising – plans, prepare and organize a scholarship fundraising event in Kenya in 2016.
  • International communications – collate a monthly internal newsletter for East Africa and Denmark.

    Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in communications;
    Demonstrated ability to work with media, including local, national and regional media across print,
    broadcast and online;
  • Relationships with editors and reporters in media;
  • Ability to draft press releases, statements, opinion pieces and press materials;
  • Traditional and social media monitoring and crisis communications skills;
  • Experience acting as an on-the-record spokesperson;
  • Experience working for political, non-profit, or other social campaigns that concern an idea or a movement rather than a product

    You’re also
  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done.
  • You’re organized and responsive.
  • You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.
  • You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.
  • You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.
  • You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better.
  • You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.
  • You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th June 2019
  • Do you fit our description; send your CV and your cover letter to hr@kijani-institute.org
  • Also State the expected renumeration from this position
  • For more information and job application details, see; Kijani Holdings Public Relations Associate Jobs in Kenya

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