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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Internews is an international is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.
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    Communications Specialist, East Africa


    The Communications Specialist will help Internews develop a social media component to the East African Biodiversity Knowledge Hub, spreading news and information about the topic throughout Kenya. The Specialist will work with conservation and biodiversity-related organizations, helping them better engage with both digital and legacy outlets, so they are better able to provide illustrative stories about how they are contributing to Kenya’s sustainable development.

    DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

    • Help conservation partners to design better communications strategies and explain their mission and value to the public;
    • Develop the social media component of the East African Biodiversity Knowledge Hub;
    • Post on relevant platforms(Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and TikTok), sharing biodiversity stories, resource materials, recordings from webinars ,reports, and news from conservation partners;
    • Build the audience for the Hub’s content and EJN convenings;
    • Work closely with the project manager, consultant(s), and partners to , provide journalistic, accurate, reliable information on biodiversity that helps combat misinformation and lays the groundwork for other organizations to promote their conservation missions;
    • In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values


    • University degree in Communications or Journalism OR equivalent social/digital marketing training or experience
    • Experience working with grassroots/locally-led organizations as a communications lead or social media specialist.
    • Experience and understanding of legacy media
    • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms
    • Expertise in designing and implementing communications and/or social media strategies and campaigns
    • Experience with social media analytics tools
    • Media networks and contacts, or ability to build such networks
    • Demonstrated ability to work with and build conservation partners social media communications skills from “where they are,” and help them better tell their own organizational stories effectively on various platforms (blogs, websites, podcasts, social networking sites, etc.)
    • Experience developing communication materials like press releases and fact/ tip sheets
    • Experience working with conservation/environmental and biodiversity-related fields
    • Proven ability to work with diverse peoples and organizations
    • Previous experience working remotely

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