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Communications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work:
Communications Officer
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States.

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Objectives and Duties: The Communications Officer will work with the Senior Communications Specialist to assist in the production, distribution, and organization of promotional materials, research documents, reports, and other East Africa TIH publications. 

The Communications Officer will also provide backstopping support in the formatting and researching of East Africa TIH documents before distribution.

The Communications Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
  • Assist in the production of content for East Africa TIH communications material including success stories, brochures, one-pagers, posters, and other publications and facilitate their distribution.
  • Assist in the production of all required program reports for USAID including daily updates, monthly reports, quarterly reports and other documents as needed.
  • Manage East Africa TIH’s photograph archives.
  • Liaise regularly with staff to stay up to date on program activities, upcoming projects, and program successes.
  • Coordinate submission of activity reports for the preparation of USAID reports.
  • Liaise with relevant partners to increase East Africa TIH’s visibility and maximize coordination.
  • Monitor press coverage of East Africa TIH’s efforts, providing monthly updates to East Africa TIH management of press coverage.
  • Travel to project sites, events, and activities to take photographs or video footage, collect quotes from participants, and prepare written summaries and descriptions.
  • Review, edit, and revise written translations.
  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or other related field.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in reporting and communications, preferably in media or communications for USAID or other international donor-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private‐sector partners and stakeholders in a multi‐country setting.
  • Demonstrated experience developing content for communications products, including social media content, success stories, web content, and other mediums.
  • Experience with still photography, video, radio and/or television production preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word and Power Point), graphic arts and/or desktop publishing software a plus.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Communications Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting: The Communications Officer will report to the Senior Communications Specialist.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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