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Communications Volunteer Position - Poverty Eradication Network

Job Title: Communications Volunteer Position

Department:Finance and Administration

Reporting to:Finance and Administration Manager

Supporting: All Staff, Board

Coordinating with: PEN Programme Manager, Management Services Coordinator, Donors, editors, production houses.

Job Purpose: This post is responsible for presenting a consistent and appropriate professional image of PEN through its communications and communications materials. It is also responsible for quality control of training, seminar and workshop materials and the production and dissemination of professional reports.

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Providing the format and layout for PEN Workshop Reports and editing final drafts.
  • To learn from all PEN staff and programmes to ensure all PEN communications are well informed and comprehensively documented.
  • In collaboration with Admin Manager and Finance, organise an annual PR event.
  • In collaboration with Admin Manager and Finance, prepare an induction manual for all PEN Board and Staff members, covering all relevant aspects of our operations.
Networking, Communications and Marketing
  • Producing of Templates for the Processes and Products of Institutional Capacity Building: Strategic Planning, Organisational Assessment and Board Development, Strengthening and editing final reports.
  • Produce templates to help in producing comprehensive, professionally written reports on all activities.
  • Web Site Management: Continual design, writing and editing of material to be posted on the website. Linking to other websites.
  • To promote all PEN professional management services, training courses and other activities with income generating potential (through web site, brochures, advertising, and where appropriate, other forms of public announcements).
  • Accessing poverty focused material from the internet and to develop poverty profiles/maps for the Eastern African NGOs, and facilitate continuous learning of PEN staff.
  • Newsletters, Brochures and Reports. Compile, Edit, Design and Publish
  • To initiate and develop IT skills and application of all staff use of website and information
  • Provide technical support to all PEN departments in data collection, analysis, documentation and dissemination
  • In liaison with other members of the programme team establish processes to enable organizational learning and sharing of best practices amongst Poverty Eradication Network partner organizations.
Job Specifications:

  • Appropriate computer skills
  • Report writing, editing, formatting and design, materials production
  • Cross cultural work experience
  • International exposure
  • Previous work experience
Minimum Qualifications
  • First degree in communication from a recognised university
  • Related diplomas, certificates and in-service training
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English, excellent writing skills
Personal Qualities
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and energetic
  • Willing and able to travel to rural communities and throughout East Africa
  • Commitment, character, creativity and competence
  • Team Player and good communicator.
If you feel you posses the necessary qualifications and experience, please send your resume and application letter with your cell phone contact to the address below;

The Human Resources Manager
Poverty Eradication Network (PEN)
AACC Compound
Waiyaki Way, Westlands
P. O. Box 4932-00200

Or email your application to:

Deadline for application is 25th March 2011

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