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Nathan Associates Communications Specialist Job in Kenya

Nathan Associates Inc (www.nathaninc.com), a Washington DC-based global leader in economic development consulting, requests applications from qualified individuals for a six-month assignment on the East Africa Corridor Diagnostic Study (CDS) co-funded by USAID and DfID.

The CDS has been designed to provide a clear sense of the costs and benefits of different interventions along the Northern and Central Corridors of East Africa and provide a platform for enhanced coordination between international donors.

It will also initiate a sustainable public-private dialogue by highlighting corridor development solutions, including public-private partnerships (PPPs) and promoting mechanisms for private sector advocacy of corridor reforms.

Presently, Nathan is recruiting for the following position:




Communications Specialist

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Development of website content;
  • drafting electronic stakeholder updates on project progress;
  • liaising with film production company on the development of several short films focused on project highlights;
  • development of informational leaflets and other communications materials;
  • advising on media relations and draft press releases;
  • assisting in stakeholder meetings and ensuring a targeted, coherent and consistent message from all USAID, DfID staff and partners.
Position is based in Kenya. Some regional travel may be required. 

Requirements:
  • 5-10 years experience working in communications and outreach, preferably in the context of donor-funded economic growth projects;
  • Experience working in an international development context in Africa;
  • Outstanding and proven writing skills;
  • Ability to articulate complex issues and disseminate information to a variety of target audiences
  • Fluency in English;
  • Familiarity with trade and transport issues strongly preferred;
  • Ability to work well in partnerships involving a wide variety of businesses and organizations;
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and to work effectively under pressure is a must, as is the ability to take initiative and be creative.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of expertise.
To apply for this position, visit http://recruitment.nathaninc.com/ apply and select “Communications Specialist, Kenya” under Current Open Positions at the bottom of the page.

Only finalists will be contacted.
 

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