Communications Officer – IMARA


Town/City Nairobi

Application Deadline : Date 10-Aug-18

Duration -1-2 Years

Reports to:MEAL Coordinator

Grade Level: 13

Location: Nanyuki

Purpose of the position:

To operationalize a broad field Communications agenda for both local and global stakeholders to increase the overall influence, income and impact of the Project and World Vision Kenya for child well-being by performing core communications and media functions of the Project and of the Livelihood & Resilience Technical Programme.

The position Holder must be able to communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Production of Communications resources for IMARA

(Media, Internal, Emergency, Advocacy, Community Voice Comms)

  • Production of high quality, Natural Resource Management, child focused, compelling andissues-oriented fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, electronic, print,photo and video content) for effective Sida and public engagement.
  • Produce high quality, NRM, child-focused visual (photo and/or video) content that engagesbroad audiences and enables supporter transformation, staff engagement, and advocacyand revenue generation.
  • Develop and maintain media contacts, pitch compelling NRM content and positionIMARA in influential media outlets in the national and global levels.
  • Produce rapid information and compelling needs and impact-focused content forPartnership communications and marketing for Environment and Climate Change related issues.
  • Prepare written project materials, internal newsletters, presentation materials andother communications products for the Sida, GoK, IMARA Consortium.
  • Develop and publish digital content for IMARA
  • Identify story concepts, host and accompany Sida, other donor, Support Offices, or VIP visits
  • Design and manage a project website and a social media platform that engage audiences
  • Contribute articles, stories, blog and any other information on IMARA on to the integrated WV Kenya website

Planning and Capacity Building, 25%

  • Provide communications advice including crafting of
  • relevant messages and use of the right media
  • Create relationships and connections utilizing various channels for information sharing,learning, influence to help shape and advance the communications agenda;
  • Develop strategic solutions to given communications challenges.
  • Conceptualization of video productions with NO-based Videographer;
  • Facilitate training on communications for development skills for IMARA Staff and Consortium members’ staff;
  • Train and position approved media spokespersons to respond to media inquiries andachieve positive coverage for IMARA Grant and World Vision Kenya and;
  • Support the Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) team by producingcommunication resources/materials for marketing the IMARA grant

Learning, Documentation and Quality Assurance, 15%

  • Document successful stories/case studies and best, and share these during learning/knowledge management events
  • In consultation with MEAL and coordination with WV Kenya Project Manager organize learning and knowledge sharing events
  • Review project publications and external marketing engagement materials for alignment toWVI quality and brand.
  • Ensure compliance to the Code of Engagement, maximizing positive impact for all stakeholders
  • Provide timely and quality project reports as required

Any other duty 5%

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, priorexperience or on-the-job training:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism or other relevant trainingfrom a recognized university;
  • Minimum four (4) year’s professional experience in communications, journalism orpublic relations.
  • Experience in writing/communication of NRM/Environment and Climate Change (ECC) and other L&R Initiatives will be preferred.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills; ability to convey complex information in astraightforward, interesting and motivating manner;
  • Must have good photography skills;
  • Competent in new digital platforms and devices and traditional office applications (Word, Power point and excel);
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