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  • Posted: Feb 25, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 5, 2021
  • Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development...
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    Communications Manager (LMS)


    The Communications Manager will take a dynamic approach to developing and executing the Livestock Market Systems Activity communications strategy.


    S/he will build relationships across the LMS project portfolio with staff and take a proactive approach to identifying stories and messaging that communicate LMS learning and results to various stakeholders, especially USAID.


    S/he will lead both internal and external communications efforts, S/he will contribute to content-development of project outreach materials, including learning, success stories, Facebook/LinkedIn postings, Tweets, presentations, photography, videography, events management, and media relations.

    S/he will liaise between project partners, beneficiaries, key project staff, and local service providers to build a strong bridge for the exchange of information and incorporate the project’s learning, results and findings into the overall communications and outreach activities of the project.

    S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party. The position will be based in LMS office in Nairobi with eventual travel to the field.


    • Review the existing communication strategy and update it regularly, as applicable.
    • Develop the annual communications work plan based on the Leader and Associate awards work plans.
    • Execute the activities in the communications work plan using overarching communication strategy for LMS.
    • Attend monthly USAID communications meeting and actively participate in the LMS Communications Working Group and execute on action items that come out of these meetings.
    • Proactively work with field staff across LMS using the project updates from the field and other reporting to identify learning and achievements.
    • Craft messages (case studies, one pager, webinar, tweets, LinkedIn posts etc.) to disseminate learning and results to different stakeholders (USAID, implementing partners, government of Kenya and others);
    • Coordinate with program staff to gather information for writing programmatic communications including manuals, graphics, articles, success and impact stories that offer analytical story telling.
    • Share appropriate content with ACDI/VOCA’s HQ to be distributed on the weekly internal newsletter “AV Global”, on ACDI/VOCA’s public website and social media.
    • Edit project reporting deliverables such as quarterly and annual reports to ensure we are communicating our progress, learning, and results in alignment with USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance.
    • Lead and coordinate with field staff the organization of events. This includes drafting communications collateral (manuals, press releases, key messages, success stories, talking points, graphics etc.).
    • Build the capacity of and provide communications support to LMS team.
    • Maintain a comprehensive database of communications consultants who can offer niche communications services.
    • Manage LMS’s photo library and conduct photo editing as appropriate.


    • Education: Master’s degree in Mass Communication or its equivalent
    • Experience: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in communication specially using digital media and excellent writing skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
    • Experience drafting and executing a comprehensive communication plan in support of a project strategy, incorporating a variety of media and tactics.
    • Experience writing and managing content for a variety of media including digital and social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.), video scripts and storyboarding, case studies, and factsheets/briefings.
    • Ability to work proactively with teams to anticipate and identify learning and results occurring in the field and craft messaging around those.
    • Ability to work independently as well as build relationships across a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to represent the project in external meetings including with the donor.
    • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information quickly.
    • Ability and willingness to travel in LMS’s implementation counties (Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Turkana, Wajir), including to remote locations.
    • Knowledge of graphic design and photo/video editing software.

    Method of Application

    Please submit a resume to no later than March 05, 2021.

    In the subject line, please include the position title.

    Applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalist will be contacted.

    ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, minorities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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