RefuSHE Communications & Marketing Jobs in Kenya
RefuSHE Communications & Marketing Jobs in Kenya
The Opportunity RefuSHE is looking for an experienced, forward-thinking Communications & Marketing Manager to develop and lead RefuSHE’s overall external relations, communications, and marketing strategy and implementation in partnership with RefuSHE’s External Relations Officer, their US-based counterpart to help further RefuSHE’s mission.
This role will be instrumental in advancing the overall external communications strategy through the development and implementation of relevant communication, social marketing, and advocacy campaigns to help further RefuSHE’s mission and elevate our brand as an innovative thought leader in the field of refugee protection.
S/he will work closely with the Program Team to gather impact numbers and key programmatic updates and then translate them into compelling narratives for emails, blog posts, and social media updates.
The ideal candidate is ready to combine their passions for storytelling, communications, and marketing their passion and knowledge of refugee protection and gender issues and is excited about taking our story to the next level.
S/he will work directly with the External Relations Officer based in the US to design, develop, and launch RefuSHE’s overall external relations and communications strategy.
S/he will work closely with RefuSHE’s leadership team to align communications goals with overall organizational goals.
S/he will also work closely with the Director of Marketing and Artisan Initiatives (US) and the rest of the Artisan Collective team in Nairobi to expand the Collective’s reach by bringing our products to more markets.
Work in partnership with US-based, External Relations Officer, to design, develop, and implement communications, marketing, and external relations strategy to advance RefuSHE’s mission
Design, develop, and lead the creation of organizational marketing materials, including but not limited to brochures, impact reports, blogs, articles, thought pieces, videos, graphics, and photos
Development and implementation of the communications and branding budgets and Annual Work Plans in tandem with applicable operational guidelines.
Support to RefuSHE’s Offices in the evaluation of communications and documentation needs, and development of communication plans embedded in the annual work plans.
Develop and build-out processes to share communication updates between the U.S. and Kenya offices on a regular basis
Provide programmatic updates and needs to incorporate into communication pieces throughout the year for campaigns, events, blogs, media, etc.
Collaborate directly with the External Relations Officer on campaign communications, especially as it relates to capital and programmatic fundraising campaigns
Work closely with the Program Managers to recognize each program’s story, craft the through-line narrative, and prepare materials accordingly for the larger communications plan and materials
Craft ideas, messaging, and talking points for external use, with the intention of solidifying strategic partnerships, especially across East Africa
Train the Kenya Program Team on storytelling techniques and produce strong communication pieces
Identify and manage relationships in traditional and non-traditional spaces for RefuSHE to promote its story
Design, develop, and launch communications plans and collateral for fundraising campaigns
that match the organization’s overall business development goals including print and media
Oversee all video and photography production of program activities in Kenya
Oversee all media relations in Kenya
Craft ideas, messaging, and talking points for external use, with the intention of solidifying long-term, strategic partnerships
Stay abreast of changes in the global refugee landscape so that RefuSHE may publish timely content and serve as a thought leader in this space
Design, develop, and lead the creation of organizational marketing materials in both print and digital format, including but not limited to brochures, impact reports, blogs, articles, thought pieces, videos, and photos
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, Masters’ degree in communications, marketing, or journalism degree preferred
Excellent writing and editing skills, including a strong ability to turn data and numbers into concise and compelling narratives
Exceptional storytelling writing skills a must, an eye for sharing stories through photography, video, and other multimedia channels a strong plus
Creative ability to capture photos and videos for communication pieces either independently or with the support of contracted photographer and videographers
Experience designing and developing press releases, annual and grant reports, blogs, and articles required
Strong digital marketing and social media experience
Detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to ensure clear communication in a fast-paced environment
Experience working both independently and collaboratively across teams and time zones to manage multiple assignments
Deep connections in the global development space
Program background experience a plus so that RefuSHE’s story can be told from a deep programmatic perspective
Advanced experience in communications and marketing for a global nonprofit a plus
Demonstrated experience managing and planning strategic events a strong plus
Demonstrated graphic design experience highly desired
Experience launching new products to market a strong plus
Demonstrated experience with data-driven product launch especially in the artisanal space highly desired x
Expectations and Compensation
Salary is competitive and based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The benefits package includes medical healthcare coverage and pension.
How to Apply
To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and a 1-2-page writing sample to Mary Henneberry at
mhenneberry@refuSHE.org with “Communications & Marketing Manager – (Your Name)” in the subject line.
Applications will be considered incomplete without the submission of all three requirements.
Position open to Kenya nationals only.
Human Resources & Administration Manager
P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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