Plan International Corporate Communications and Media Relations Manager Jobs in Kenya

Plan International Corporate Communications and Media Relations Manager Jobs in Kenya

Plan International is an independent global child rights organisation committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalised children and their communities to be free from poverty.

By actively connecting committed people with powerful ideas, we work together to make positive, deep-rooted and lasting changes in children and young people’s lives.

We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. For over 80 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives.

The Corporate Communications and Media Relations Manager will provide strategic leadership and management in enhancing corporate communications (internal and external); promoting Plan International’s global campaigns at country level; optimising information and knowledge management and documentation; and building brand and organisational visibility, image and profile


Corporate Communications (40%)

  • Lead and manage the formulation and implementation of Country Communications Strategy in line with the Global Communications Strategy.
  • Provide strategic advice and support to the leadership team in relation to communications as well manage risks related to Plan International’s communication and media work.
  • Communicate Plan International’s achievements and lessons learnt in order to influence change at policy level and raise Plan International’s profile as a key player/expert in the areas identified in the Global Strategy and Plan Kenya’s Country Strategy.
  • Ensure adherence to communication policies, protocols, standards and implement guidelines for producing communications content across Plan International.
  • Ensure the consistent and correct use of all the corporate and branding elements in line with the global brand book for all the communications and IEC materials and in public events.
  • Lead the production of high quality communication products including information packs, power point presentations, press releases, speeches and talking points, annual reports, organization profile, newsletters, photos and video and multimedia content.
  • In liaison with programme staff, lead the production of creative key messages appropriately tailored to external and internal audiences including through the production and dissemination of reports, the organization of events and conferences.
  • Support emergency communications in regards to visibility and profiling of the organization.
  • Lead internal communication and keep staff regularly informed of up-to-date organizational developments at global, regional and country level through effective channels.
  • Take full responsibility for performance management of all direct reports, work closely with them to define their performance objectives, mentor and focus their work to be in line with Plan International values.
  • Develop a communications budget, monitor the use of the resources and take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.
  • Support the development of Plan International Kenya staff’s communication skills.
  • Manage all external consultants as required for the development of agreed outputs.

    Digital Communications 10%)

  • Develop a digital communications strategy in like with the global Plan International one to convey the right messages to the targeted audiences using the right channels.
  • Communicate the global social media policy and protocols to all users.
  • Oversee the website content management to ensure it is relevant, accurate and up to date.

    Campaigns (10%)

  • In liaison with the Director of Programmes and the Influencing Advisor, support campaign initiatives in relation to Plan International’s global and local campaigns, organise events and ensure appropriate messages for the local context.
  • Establish, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership and alliances with campaigns and advocacy partners.
  • Lead in the production and dissemination of positions papers and statements, key messages, fact sheets on the campaign themes.

    Media Relations (25%)

  • Establish, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership with media and public relations partners in order to boost Plan International’s public image, profile and visibility in the
  • Ensure that Plan International Kenya is positioned high and known as a child focused organization with a special focus on girls through creating of opportunities for media engagements.
  • Support the positioning of Plan International Kenya as a charity of choice - for development and humanitarian works using targeted mass media both at country and local level.

    Key relationships
  • Country Director, Director of Programmes, M&E Manager, Technical Leads, RESA and IH media teams and PU programme teams

    Educational Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies, International Relations or Marketing A relevant Masters’ Degree is an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience with at least 3 years’ management experience.

    Knowledge & Skills
  • Good understanding of child protection and development issues.
  • Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies.
  • Knowledge in digital communication and social media.
  • People skills – able to interact, supervise, negotiate, influence, network, advocate and facilitate.
  • Writing skills – able to write press releases, speeches and presentations.
  • Event management skills.

  • Takes initiative
  • Takes responsibility
  • Analytical ability
  • Team orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Plan International’s Values in Practice
  • We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
    We work well together
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

    Physical Environment
  • Typical office environment with approximately 30% field visit demands.

    Level of contact with children
  • Medium level: Occasional interaction with children (supervises staff with frequent interaction with children and has high access to information related to children)
  • Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
  • References will be taken and background and Anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International’s child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Global Policy on Safeguarding Children and Young People.
  • Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 4th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Corporate Communications and Media Relations Manager Jobs in Kenya

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