• Communications Manager Job at ActionAid

  • Posted on: 8 February, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • ActionAid is a leading international charity. We support women and children in extreme poverty. We fight for their rights and for lasting change

    Communications Manager


    Responsibilities for the Communications Job

    • Review, formulation and implementation of communication strategy, policies and procedures to provide information, education and communication support to AAIK and partners;
    • Organizing and coordinating corporate and public relations events, press releases, media liaisons, conferences, and press briefs on the AAIK’s programmes and activities;
    • Support staff in building partner capacity in media relations to give people living in poverty and exclusion a platform to raise their concerns on rights issues and secure public knowledge and awareness on the issues;
    • Support staff in strengthening partner capacity in developing and publishing of documentaries including success stories, annual reports, policy papers and news briefs on thematic human rights issues relating to women and people living in porter;
    • Management of corporate branding, production and distribution of in-house newsletters and other public publications to raise public awareness on the organizations mission and vision;
    • Providing proactive public relations and enhancing the corporate image of the AAIK;
    • Coordinate the development of policy briefs and strategies that inform stakeholders about the policy position of ActionAid and partners on key issues concerning women;
    • Advising the management on key public relations issues;
    • Maintain and uphold documentation, branding and profile of AAIK;
    • Train staff in basic interpersonal, public relations and communication and client- relationship management skills;
    • Support the process of systematic collection of stories of Change and case studies by engaging partner organizations and PSU
    • Maintenance and updating of information on the HIVE and website in liaison with the international communications team;
    • Support internal teams in the development of key messaging for resource mobilization and programme activities;
    • Publishing project documentation
    • Monitoring all public comments about the organization and providing appropriate responses;
    • Perform any other lawful duties that you may be assigned from time to time.

    Communications Job Requirements

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Communications, Public Relations, Media studies , Journalism or their equivalent from a recognized University;
    • Postgraduate diploma in Journalism for candidates with a non-journalism degree;
    • Have at least seven (7) years’ experience in developing and implementing Corporate Communications programmes of which at least three(3) years must have been as
    • Communication Officer in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations;
    • Is a member of a professional body such as Public Relations Society of Kenya(PRSK)

    Key Competencies

    • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office, desktop publishing graphical designing through adobe Photoshop Suite, Dreamweaver, freehand, illustrator, InDesign and Quark Xpress;
    • Familiarity with the standards of writing, copy editing, and proof reading;
    • Ability to improve written content with attention to detail;
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Excellent Script and Speech Writing Skills; and
    • Assertive and team player.

    Method of Application

    To apply, click here to submit your application; for any queries, kindly direct the same to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply

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