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Communications and Knowledge Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya


Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 

ACDI/VOCA has approximately 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of about $170 million.  

We currently seek a communications manager for a project based in Nairobi, Kenya, with significant travel required to the two counties of Marsabit and Isiolo.

Communications and Knowledge Manager, Kenya

We are currently seeking Communications and Knowledge Manager candidates for the five-year, USAID-funded REGAL-AG project in Kenya, focused on building vibrant livestock value chains and improving the lives of producers and other marginalized value chain actors.  

As the project activities are focused in the two counties of Marsabit and Isiolo, significant travel is required to these two counties. 

Responsibilities:
 
In coordination with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party, and utilizing partners and staff, the Communications and Knowledge Manager will design, manage and implement the project’s communication strategy. 

A primary communications task will be to communicate project activities, success stories and results for the client, USAID, through project newsletters or similar documents.  

The Communications and Knowledge Manager will also compile information from project staff, partners and beneficiaries to produce one-page newsletters and/or technical briefs that provide market information for value chain actors, as required. 

To communicate this information, the Communications and Knowledge Manager will lead in developing and implementing a communication strategy that utilizes various media including online platforms, a monitoring and evaluation portal for USAID, social media, and mobile apps, as appropriate.  

This staff person will supervise the M&E specialist and work in close cooperation with project staff and partners. 

Successful applicants will have the following qualifications: 

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or higher in respective technical field and at least 8 years of relevant experience, or a BA/BS in related technical field with 10 years of experience
  • Experience providing leadership and managing multiple highly complex project components
  • Self-starting motivation, talent to work in teams
  • Superior, demonstrated writing and oral presentation skills (ability to provide an original writing sample required)
  • Excellent English is mandatory, local languages highly desirable
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, April 17, 2013.

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