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Regional Media Specialist - Plan International Job in Kenya

Plan International is a global, child-focused development organisation without religious, political or governmental affiliations. We work with and for poor children and communities in 48 developing countries around the world, 12 of which are in the Region of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity.

Plan policies and procedures ensure that the welfare of children come first.
Closing date: 26 Aug 2010 Location: Kenya

RESA, Nairobi

This position contributes to the development and promotion of a strong media profile for Plan International as a leading children’s organisation to a wide and diverse range of audiences including the international, national and regional media, specialist press as well as within the Plan organisation and the development sector.
Please note that this is a local Position.
Skills and qualifications
  • Degree level or equivalent, formal journalistic qualifications with ideally at least 5 years working in the press and communications department of another development organisation and/or substantial experience in journalism at a national or international level.
  • Successfully pitching stories to the media and working with journalists.
  • Experience in writing news articles, features, picture stories, crafting key messages, speaking notes and press releases
  • Experience in organising media visits and setting up interviews
  • Experience in supporting the external profiling of advocacy campaigns
  • Experience in handling complex, sensitive and sometimes crisis situations
  • Work well in team
  • Ability to work with people at all levels, from different countries and cultures
The successful candidate will be offered a package competitive to the local market.

Should you be interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, comprehensive CV and at least 2 names of referees
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