Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources Communication & Outreach Specialist (Gender Inclusive Agriculture Insurance - GAINS) Jobs in Kenya

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources Communication & Outreach Specialist (Gender Inclusive Agriculture Insurance - GAINS) Jobs in Kenya

  • The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an Intergovernmental organization which provides services in surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and ICT to its Member States, partners and clients. It currently has twenty Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

  • Our Mission is to promote sustainable development in the Member States through generation, application and dissemination of geo-information and allied ICT services, products and services.

  • Reporting to Technical Lead- Agricultural Insurance & Gender the Communication & Outreach Specialist will be responsible for communication and outreach activities for the Gender Inclusive Agriculture Insurance (GAIINS) project to different levels of audiences including USAID, high level project and sector stakeholders, policy makers, project partners and the general audience.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a communications strategy for the production and dissemination of a wide array of information and communications on the activities of the GAIINS project through various media outlets.

  • Highlight project’s activities, outcomes and successes in various media outlets (newspapers, radio, TVs, social media, etc.) and forums (disaster risk finance community)

  • Regularly update the contents of the GAIINS project in the SERVIR Eastern and Southern Africa and RCMRD web pages and in implementing partner media.

  • Write news articles based on current events, earth observation research, and project activities.

  • Prepare press releases for local and international media coverage (e.g. Agrilinks).

  • Develop Policy briefs for high level stakeholders.

  • Develop knowledge products e.g. reports, infographics, blogs, board games, educational and training kits.

  • Design and develop print communication materials such as brochures and newsletters.

  • Record project videos/clips and documentaries for various audiences.

  • Design and conduct media interviews.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communication, Media Studies or Journalism with diverse experience in all facets of communication.

  • A minimum of Five (5) years of experience in the area of communication.

  • Possession of excellent interviewing, writing and editing skills for different media and audiences.

  • Working knowledge of USAID/development partners communications and reporting protocols and standards.

  • Experience in the design of graphical communication materials and knowledge products – infographics, cartoons, illustrations, reports, blogs, policy briefs, board games, educational and training kits.

  • Professional skills in social media engagement and communication on project activities, outcomes and successes.

  • Excellent organisation skills.

  • Experience in designing information, education and communication materials for diverse audiences such as development partners, policy makers and beneficiary user groups.

  • Knowledge and experience in using bulk dissemination facilities such as MailChimp.

  • Demonstrable understanding of gender and agriculture, environmental, economic, and social issues.

  • An understanding of GIS and Earth Observation operations will be an added advantage.

  • Must attach a portfolio of previous work including samples, excerpts and links.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources Communication & Outreach Specialist (Gender Inclusive Agriculture Insurance - GAINS) Jobs in Kenya

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