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Communication Manager Job in Kenya


Communication Manager

Our client International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is seeking to recruit a Communication Manager located in Nairobi with regional travel.

The job holder will be instrumental in raising IFAW awareness as the most effective international
animal welfare NGO.

Keys Tasks

  • Working with direction from, and in collaboration with, the Communications department at IFAW Headquarters to develop, implement and evaluate the EastAfrican communication budget and strategies.
  • Ensures that IFAW’s core messages and campaigns are highlighted in all forms of media.
  • Ensures that IFAW is well branded and pro-actively seek promotional opportunities.
  • Write, edit and/or oversee the production of communication collateral including advertising, media releases, local IFAW publications, online and social media content in collaboration with IFAW HQ.
  • Work collaboratively with regional media houses and other partner organisations whilst ensuring effective promotion of IFAW’s contribution to joint efforts.
  • Ensures effective media monitoring and timely production of media analysis reports.
  • Act as the primary source for news and supporter stories from the EastAfrican region for IFAW international, including assisting with a steady flow of blog updates from East African program staff.
  • Manage communications contractors and volunteers as required, especially videographers and photographers.
  • Work collaboratively with Philanthropy and Celebrity Engagement to supportVlP project visits.
Mínimum Job Requirements
  • Degree in communications, journalism or equivalent with five years of experience in media and communications, including strategic communications planning and budgeting.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of EastAfrican media and working in an international media environment.
  • An understanding of and commitment to animal welfare issues.
  • Experience of managing media campaigns that have changed attitudes, behaviour or legislation would be an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili and the ability to be creative and innovative
  • Availability out of office hours to manage breaking news stories and ensure IFAW responds to media inquiries.
If you are looking for a challenging career within the international NGO and you are up to the task, quoting job references on the email subject please email your application and resume to Aon_Rec@aon.co.ke no later than 22nd May 2013. 

Please be advised that IFAW is an equal opportunity employer.

E-mail applications to Aon_Rec@aon.co.ke no later than 22nd May 2013.

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