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Communication Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

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 East African 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 support VlP project visits.
Minimum 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 no later than 22nd May 20 I 3. 

Please be advised that IFAW is an equal opportunity employer.

E-mail applications to no later than 22nd May 2013.

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