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Communications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Project: Building Gender and Rights Responsive Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity
Position: Communications Officer
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 6 months
Contract type: Part time / Fixed retainer
Company Profile

The Africa Gender and Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN) was established by Africa Evaluation Association (AfrEA) and UN WOMEN to advance the cause of gender and human rights based monitoring and evaluation in Africa.
AGDEN’s main objective is to share information, knowledge and evaluation resources including tools and methodologies with other practitioners. Since 2004, significant groundwork has been undertaken by the Network on further promoting gender equality and right based M&E in Africa.
Currently, AGDEN is undertaking a re-profiling exercise based on the need to better serve the emerging needs in the areas of gender equality and women’s human rights responsive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) as well as on the need to promote Gender Equality and Human Rights (GE/HR) monitoring and evaluation at different levels.
Thus, AGDEN is seeking to recruit a Communications Officer to support the activities within the project. The selected candidate will be required to start immediately from March 2012.
Under the supervision of the Project Manager and under the overall guidance of the Team Leader of the project, the Communications Officer will have the responsibility of providing assistance to the daily implementation of the program.
Tasks and Responsibilities
·         Ensuring continued effective collection of any relevant documentation relating to GE/HR responsive monitoring an evaluation;
·         Assisting the project committee in promoting gender and rights and M&E in the academia and policy fields (publicity and marketing of AGDEN through different media);
·         Maintain the website by updating and making it cutting edge, and listserv and be responsible for communication, dissemination of information reporting and documentation of AGDEN work;
·         Implement an existing social media action plan for AGDEN;
·         Collecting/gathering required information, data for program activities/initiatives throughout the project implementation;
·         Assist in development and implementation of a virtual/media campaign on GE and HR work that AGDEN is doing.
·         Support the implementation of an online Community of Practice (CoP) and the publication of a quarterly newsletter.
·         Assisting in coordinating the exchange of information among the project partners;
·         Supporting other project-related activities as required by the project committee.
Job Specifications
·         Graduate/post graduate degree in communication, development sociology, monitoring and evaluation and gender and rights approach, IT or other relevant fields from a recognized university;
·         At least 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in gender and development and/or development monitoring and evaluation areas;
·         Experience in international or donor organizations will be an asset; experience of working with governmental bodies as well as civil society organizations is an asset;
·         Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multicultural environment and to maintain effective working relations with persons located in different countries;
·         Drafting skills and ability to prepare concise project/activity reports; proven ability to communicate complex issues to the partners; proven initiative and creative abilities, record of working harmoniously in teams and creating an enabling environment; good judgment and decision-making skills to achieve stated objectives;
·         Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French is desirable;
·         Ability to self-learn and self-upgrade knowledge and skills; Initiative and sound judgment, dedication to good governance principles;
·         Knowledge and skills of relevant computer applications of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), knowledge of Internet communications and command is required.
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with us client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business 16th March 2012 to:
Africa Gender and Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
Online applications are recommended.

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