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  • Posted: May 21, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 2, 2024
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    DanChurchAid's aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regar...
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    Communications and Events Assistant

    • DCA is seeking to recruit an energetic Kenyan National for the position of Communication and Events Assistant. The position is Nairobi based with frequent travel to DCA Kenya and partner counties of operation - and reports to the DCA Head of Programme.
    • The Communication and Events (C&E) Assistant will contribute towards to the attainment of DCA Kenya Country programme by ensuring a high level of communications and visibility of DCA Kenya projects and activities in line with DCA communications policy. The C&E Assistant will ensure production of quality, timely, internal, and external communication materials, messaging, for DCA HQ in Copenhagen, media organizations, donors, government stakeholders and other partners.
    • The C&E Assistant will also handle social media pages and platforms affiliated with DCA Kenya, in coordination with the Country Director. The C&E Assistant will work closely with DCA Kenya project and programme staff and partner staff in events planning, strategic communication, proper branding and messaging targeted at donors, partners and stakeholders.

    The main responsibilities of the Communication & Events Assistant are:
    Content creation and capacity building

    • Develop and edit content (video, photos and written) to showcase DCA and partner’s work in Kenya, ensuring adherence to donor visibility requirements and DCA brand manual; this includes the layout and sharing on all social media platforms.
    • Support DCA field team in photographing and collecting materials for success stories.
    • Work with project teams and partner organizations in developing communication & visibility plans as well as to produce compelling and relevant content that adheres to DCA branding and style guidelines.
    • Lead and support on training and capacity building of DCA staff and partners on communication.

    Social Media

    • Create, develop and expand dynamic content on social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram) and the DCA website.
    • Manage and monitor DCA Kenya's social media channels to maintain an active online presence, respond to inquiries, and engage with followers. Provide monthly social media and website performance reports.
    • Continuously improve by capturing and analysing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights, and best practices, and then acting on the information.

    Strategy, Events & Media

    • Support production of DCA Kenya communication strategy with annual action plans.
    • Planning and organising key events. Provide media support for DCA events including producing banners, posters and event coverage.
    • Provide inputs to DCA global communication initiatives when required, particularly coordination with the HQ colleagues in the media and campaigns unit.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field from a recognized academic institution
    • 1-2 years experience in a communications role
    • Proficiency in social media platforms
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
    • Genuine passion and knack for storytelling
    • Open to receiving and incorporating feedback in their work
    • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
    • Written and verbal fluency in English and Kiswahili is required

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Proficiency in website management (CMS/WordPress)
    • Skilled user of software for graphic design (Canva) and/or video/photo editing (Adobe Creative Suite)
    • Audiovisual production skills/experience
    • Experience in journalism or from a media production company

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    Programme Development, Grants & Partnerships Officer

    • DCA is seeking to recruit a competent, experienced and motivated Kenyan National for the position of Programme Development, Grants & Partnerships Officer. The position is based in Nairobi - with travel within Kenya - and reports to the Head of Programme, based in Nairobi.

    ROLE PURPOSE:

    • The Programme Development, Grants & Partnerships Officer coordinates DCA’s resource mobilization efforts and secures timely and efficient grant management for our programme in Kenya. The main purpose of the PDGP Officer is to plan, coordinate and ensure quality and timeliness in all grants and fundraising processes in the Kenya Country Office (CO). The position will also be responsible for coordinating DCA partner support and capacity building within an organizational development framework.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Support the Head of Programme and Country Director, in strategically engaging with donors and other stakeholders to develop and implement the DCA Kenya CO fundraising strategy.
    • Coordinating timely proposal development – together with partner organisations, other INGO staff and DCA colleagues – ensuring that proposals are of high quality and meet donor requirements.
    • Support the quality assurance/approval of project proposals and ensure they are designed in line with DCA Kenya Country Programme, DCA Global Strategy & Results Framework.
    • Ensure regular & effective partner engagement/communication in all stages of the project cycle & in grants management.
    • Working closely with the MEAL Coordinator, review project and programme reports for internal QA before submission to HQ for further QA and onward submission to the donors.
    • Plan, organize and conduct partner organizational capacity assessments & develop and implement capacity building plans for partners, in collaboration with key programme and finance & support service staff.
    • Assisting in building relations and increase visibility of DCA among both donors, private sector, partners, INGOs and other key stakeholders.
    • Ensuring that all funded projects meet the visibility and communication requirements of the funding agency.
    • Serve as the DCA Kenya representative to the Act Alliance Kenya Forum and focal point for supporting capacity strengthening initiatives under the Kenya Charter for Change (C4C) working group.
    • Securing constructive and close collaboration with relevant units and colleagues in DCA, both in Kenya and in DCA in Copenhagen with regards to fundraising and grants management, and;
    • Coordinate and supervise relevant programme staff in maintaining all the PPD project and programme records and data up to date and in compliance with DCA internal procedures.

    Required Education And Experience

    • A university degree in community/international development, project management or other related sciences as well as minimum five years working experience, preferably in Kenya and/or East Africa region.
    • Documented successful experience in implementing fundraising strategies and coordinating proposal development and writing, including excellent English writing skills.
    • Knowledge of grant management of international donors including EU, ECHO, Danida, NORAD and other institutional donors.
    • Knowledge of and experience in working with local and international partners and the private sector.
    • Enjoys and is good at liaison, building relations and networking.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills with experience in engaging with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
    • Flexible, pro-active, self-motivated and good at coordinating and organizing own work as well as that of the team, while managing several processes at a time. This should be combined with a strong attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of DCA’s programmatic areas is an advantage.

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