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Communications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 2.5M - 2.7M p.a)

Communications Officer

One year contract (renewable to a maximum of three years)

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya

Applications are invited for a Communications Officer to source and share the best news, information and resources from Provinces in Africa, with a focus on East Africa.

This position will be principally managed by the Anglican Communion Office’s Director for Communications in co-operation with CAPA staff.

The Communications Officer will work closely with Provincial communications staff and General Secretaries to ensure that through a range of communications channels, including the Anglican Communion News Service, those inside and outside the Communion have a clearer understanding of the challenges and successes of church mission and life in that region.

The successful candidate will have:
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications or an equivalent degree;
  • Demonstrated experience as a working journalist/press officer and strong writing and precise editing skills in English;
  • A sound knowledge of Anglicanism in Africa;
  • Experience of undertaking communications work in other countries;
  • Good IT skills and understanding of Social Media;
  • Existing relationships with regional and international media
  • Good organisational skills and willing to be flexible, with the ability to work to deadlines;
  • An ability to work with minimum supervision;
Further information on the post including a full job description can be found on www.anglicancommunion.org.

Your application should include a CV indicating relevant experience, a personal statement outlining your suitability for the position and the name of two referees.

It should be sent to jan.butter@aco.org or to theAnglican Communion Office in London by Friday 23rd September 2011. Shortlisting will take place in early October and interviews will be held in Nairobi in early November and may include a short practical test.

The position will be located in Nairobi and, while people from outside Kenya are invited to apply, there are no additional benefits for expatriates. Annual Salary and allowances is Kshs 2,500,000 to Kshs 2,700,000 depending on experience.

The contract will be reviewed annually and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years.

The Anglican Communion Office in London, England, is the permanent secretariat for the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates’ Meeting and the Lambeth Conference, as well as for commissions, committees, networks and other groups of the Anglican Communion.

Staff from six continents work to consolidate Communion history, information and data; facilitate Communion-wide projects on church growth and evangelism, relief, development, advocacy and theological studies; source and share Anglican Communion news and information worldwide; maintain a presence at the United Nations; and also facilitate meetings on ecumenical dialogues, interfaith dialogues and on Faith and Order issues.


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