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  • Posted: Jan 6, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We only implement cost-effective programs whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling effect...
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    Manager, Communications

    The External Relations team plays a leading role in positioning Evidence Action to donors, partners, governments, and media; developing and executing strategic approaches to strengthen our resource mobilization and brand; and coordinating internally to create and take advantage of opportunities for funding and dissemination of our impact. Our team works across multiple time zones, so a candidate with a willingness to find ways to take advantage of different time zones and iterate faster on content is highly desirable.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead development of Africa region communications strategy, translating organizational communications priorities to approaches adapted for local contexts.
    • Coordinate with staff across country and sub-regional offices to source and produce stories of impact and content from our programs.
    • With support from country teams, identify Africa region relationship-building and placement opportunities among local press.
    • Provide internal and external communications support to Africa-based programmatic staff and leadership, in collaboration with global and regional communications team members.
    • Create content and visualizations to convey key data and technical information via web infographics, social media, blogs, and newsletters.
    • Source and manage consultants and vendors to execute graphic design, photography, crisis communications, video production, and other areas as needed.
    • Develop and train staff on organizational communications policies and guidance in the region.


    Required Qualifications:

    • 5 - 7 years of work experience in communications or public relations at a media organization and/or evidence-driven organization.
    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, or marketing; or in public health, international relations, or economics with experience and interest in communications or journalism.
    • Proven experience building relationships with media, writing press releases, securing media stories, and placing opinion pieces.
    • Strong networks within African media outlets and networks with international media.
    • Curiosity, attentiveness to detail, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience with setting goals for communications efforts and measuring/communicating the performance of communications efforts against KPIs.
    • Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to work remotely in a productive manner, across multiple time zones, and within a matrixed environment.
    • Passion for our mission, vision, and values.
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English. Fluency in French is a plus.
    • Legal ability to work in Kenya without sponsorship is required.

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