Rockefeller Foundation Manager, Communications, Policy & Advocacy Jobs in Kenya

Rockefeller Foundation Manager, Communications, Policy & Advocacy Jobs in Kenya

  • The Manager, Communications, Policy & Advocacy, Africa, is an integral member of the Africa Regional Office who works closely with regional team members to advance the Foundation initiative goals on the continent.

  • Reporting to the Managing Director, Africa with a dotted line to the Managing Director, Communications in New York- this individual will develop and execute communication and influence approaches for the regional office.

  • In addition, they will coordinate media relations, brand management and stakeholder engagement and coordinate with MD / ARO and Policy leaders in Communications, Policy & Advocacy to achieve alignment on any policy initiatives.

  • Key responsibilities include developing clear, compelling messages and content to be used across a variety of platforms, including digital channels, earned media, social media, external publications, and for events and convenings.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a regional communications plan and calendar that is aligned with the Foundation’s priorities and broad communications plan.

  • Write, edit, and produce content (including articles, press releases, posts, memos etc.) under tight deadlines for various communications vehicles and audiences.

  • Serve as the content partner for Regional Office campaigns and high level convenings.

  • Develop and maintain strategic media and influencer relationships in Foundation focus countries.

  • Manage all communications aspects for external engagements for senior management in the regional office (briefings, talking points, media).

  • Collaborate with the New York Communications team on Foundation wide campaigns and high-level trips to the region by the Foundation’s Executive Leadership.

  • Collaborate and partner with regional office colleagues to curate and share compelling stories about the Foundation and its grantees.

  • Work with initiative teams where appropriate to develop and execute strategies to achieve policy changes that contribute to initiatives’ goals.

  • Coordinate with MD / ARO and Policy leaders in CPA to achieve alignment on any policy initiatives.

  • Map and navigate the policy landscape in the targeted countries as determined by Initiatives and ARO, gaining an in-depth understanding of the public policy and programmatic opportunities for Foundation engagement and partnership-building, including nurturing relationships with policy actors.

  • Provide real-time intelligence to the team of the evolving political landscape, relevant policy research and policy reforms of relevance to the Foundation’s strategy.

  • Work with the Managing Director ARO to apply policy direction and work with external partners and grantees to shape work to fit Foundation strategy.

    Experience and Skills

  • BA or equivalent educational degree; Master’s preferred.

  • 6-8 years of communications experience with a focus on communications for a global development organization.

  • Experience in policy advocacy, international development, including program design and implementation.

  • Experience developing communications strategies.

  • Strong inter-personal skills and professional presence.

  • Excellent writer, creative thinker, and collaborator.

  • Experience working directly with executives.

  • Track record of executing communications campaigns and planning high-level convenings.

  • Partnership and Relationship-Building: Strong professional representation of The Rockefeller Foundation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.

  • Ability to leverage strategic relationships towards development of resources for new or existing initiatives.

  • Strategic ability to see opportunities, design innovative approaches backed by strong analysis and planning. Strong sense for messaging, themes and techniques that resonate.
  • Skilled strategist who can also dive in and personally bring projects to completion as needed.

  • Ability to articulate a vision, lead and design the plan of action, and drive a team and process that support the goals of the organization.

  • Commitment to The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission and core values – effectiveness, equity, integrity, innovation, and leadership.

  • Must be authorized to work in Kenya.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Execution and Implementation: Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility, accountability, and the ability to effectively multi-task. Ability to manage contractors to ensure timely, high-quality work product.

  • Management: Strong manager of workload and ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Integration: Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests.

  • Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication abilities; exceptional listening, written, and oral skills. Accomplished at communicating and influencing both inside and outside the organization.

  • Creative Thinker: High energy, Action oriented, Self-motivated individual.

  • High Achievement: Pride in succeeding. Gives rather than takes credit.

  • Sound, mature judgment and integrity.

  • Personal qualities of humility and capacity for self-reflection.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Rockefeller Foundation Manager, Communications, Policy & Advocacy Jobs in Kenya

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