The East African Wildlife Society Communications Manager Jobs in Kenya

The East African Wildlife Society Communications Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) is a membership-based NGO that seeks to enhance the conservation and wise use of the environment and natural resources in East Africa for the benefit of current and future generations. We are seeking an energetic, innovative and visionary new team member who will assist in building upon our more than 60 years of experience and leadership in the conservation sector, by enhancing our impacting on environmental matters in target regions of East Africa.

  • Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Head of Advocacy, the Communications Manager will be in charge of overseeing all internal and external communications of the organisation, ensuring its message is consistent and engaging. He/she will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Society’s communications and public relations activities. He/She will ensure that East African Wild Life Society communicates impact of its advocacy work as well as its conservation programmes and to assist in brand building and fundraising related duties.


    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage activities of the Communications department including all digital media and print productions

  • Develop and implement communications strategies for both internal and external communications

  • Work closely with the Head of Advocacy to determine strategic communications campaigns that will help further organizational goals

  • Develop and implement communications campaigns and strategies and monitor their success

  • In charge of developing all communications materials and messages.

  • Define key performance indicators for each communications channel that will monitor campaign's level of success

  • Create internal communications protocols and initiatives that will foster improved internal communications and foster employees to be brand ambassadors

  • Implement the organization’s strategic plan in order to increase visibility and brand awareness

  • Reach out to influencers, mainstream media and beyond in order to arrange story placements at regional and national levels.

  • Develop and manage relationships with key media players to secure and grow media online and offline coverage

  • Identify, network and build relationships with key collaboration partners Including donors, governments, media owners, editors, reporters, producers and bloggers to build an ally media base
    and increase positive visibility for EAWLS

  • Organize events and exhibitions necessary for fundraising and brand visibility

  • Communicate brand values to both internal staff and external stakeholders

  • Represent the organization at events and press conferences as may be required

  • Any other duties assigned by your supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, or other related fields

  • A Masters will be an added advantage.

    More Details on Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years' relevant experience at a similar level

  • Excellent writing skills (writing press releases and organizing press visits will be an added advantage);

  • Knowledge and understanding of communications practices, tools and techniques in social media.

  • Hands-on multi-media skills (desktop publishing, film, photography);

  • Good knowledge of IT (is an added advantage);

  • An understanding of, and vocational interest in, environmental conservation, international development, NGO sector and other related fields would be preferred

  • Excellent oral and written English and Kiswahili

  • Demonstrate creativity in developing relevant marketing content

    More Details on Skills

  • Proactivity, self-motivation and the ability to meet deadlines

  • Able to demonstrate a range of communication and influencing styles to suit a wide range of stakeholders

  • Demonstrates leadership in suggesting ideas and persuading others to follow

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage a number of conflicting and frequently changing priorities Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written

  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapid environmental changes g) Problem analysis and resolution

  • Self-confident and well rounded, with the capacity to understand multiple perspectives and cultural diversity and deal with those differences diplomatically.

  • Adherence to EAWLS’s values

    How to Apply

  • To Apply Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to

  • by 12th February 2021.

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