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Communications Manager Job in Kenya


Kenyan Nationals Only - Nairobi Based Position, No Relocation

Communications Manager

Use your background in Journalism, Communications or Marketing and deep understanding of and long-term experience in African culture to be part of a leading organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty.

World Vision (WV) is a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.

The Communications Manager will develop and implement a communications strategy designed to meet the marketing and communications needs the assigned country office in the region and the World Vision Partnership as a whole, enabling World Vision East Africa Regional Office (WV EARO) to proactively engage all stakeholders (both internal and external) to increase their awareness and understanding of the needs of affected children, families and communities and WV EARO’s response and impact.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Design/revise sectoral strategy on national office communications, identify priorities and business plan, and coordinate implementation thereof and monitor progress.
  • Lead the production and timely submission of high quality communications resources such as photos, videos, situation reports, newsletters, annual reports with relevant facts & data to Support and Partnership offices and other key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Global Rapid Response Team during Level 3 emergency response communications in supporting the National Offices communications with all stakeholders
  • Contribute to continuous learning and facilitate documentation of best practices in communication during humanitarian emergency crisis and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.
  • Support National Office in ensuring adherence to HEA and communications and advocacy policies, protocols, standards and branding of WVI relating to communications.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with external stakeholders such as media, donors, government, policy makers, partners and audiences to enhance World Vision’s credibility and influence in promotion of children’s rights.
Required Skills Include:
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or Marketing
  • Deep understanding of and long-term experience in African culture
  • High level of awareness of global and regional socio-economic, political and environmental issues
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in International communications, media or public relations.
  • Experience in media crisis
Will you use your experience in communications to further “life in all its fullness” for children?

For specific details regarding the position, visit our website:www.wvi.org and apply online by the closing date 31 December 2012. 

World Vision is an equal opportunity employer

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