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Communications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Social Protection Actors Forum was formed in December 2008 with the aim of strengthening civil society engagement through advocacy, formulation and implementation of social protection policies and programmes in Kenya.

The forum draws membership from non-governmental organizations, faith based organizations, community based organizations, and other stakeholders including private sector whose core mandate is working with people with disability, children, older persons and other vulnerable members of society.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Kenyan nationals for the following position:

Job Title: Communications Officer

Reports to:
 Project Coordinator, Social Protection Actors Forum Secretariat

Job Location:
 Nairobi

Contract Details:
 One year Renewable

Job Purpose:
 The purpose of this job is to support the forum’s communication needs; mainly for advocacy and dissemination of information to relevant stakeholders

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Development and dissemination of advocacy materials and information on social protection
  • Establishment of a website and social media tools to promote information and public engagement
  • Facilitate development and publication of articles on policy issues involving social protection
  • Production of internal and external documents, reports, case studies, videos e.t.c
  • Provide oversight on project documentation and oversee an effective network-wide information management system
  • Identify and work with media professionals to take forward advocacy briefs and statements, take pictures and videos, publish materials and production of DVDs
  • Maintain a roster/relationship with media houses, photographers, videographers to be called upon at short notice.
  • Help develop and disseminate key messages and advocacy strategies to advance the work of KPSP and its partners
  • Support KPSP and partners in developing urgent appeals, reports and oral presentations for social protection rights
Person specification:
  • Experience doing communications and advocacy work for an NGO
  • Degree in Communications or journalism
  • At least 3 years’ experience in advocacy and communication
  • Excellent written and spoken English as well as a critical eye for editing and grammar
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in a timely manner
  • Strong team work skills
  • Self-starter
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by sending a CV and a covering letter addressed to: - 

The Human Resource Manager,
 
Concern Worldwide,
 
P.O. Box 13850-00800,
 
Nairobi,

to the following email address: socialprotectionplatform@gmail.com with a copy to nairobi.hr@concern.net

The closing date for application is Wednesday 4th January 2012.

Each application should include two referees who can validate technical expertise.

Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview


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