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Communications Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Title: Communications Assistant 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reports To:Communications Officer 
About Sanergy:Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. 

Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life – as small businesses. 

We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. 

We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. We convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the by-products to Kenyan farms. 

Since November 2011, we have launched over 500 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of 250 Fresh Life Operators. We have collected and converted over 3,500 tons of waste. 

At the same time, we have built a team of almost 200 people. For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa.
Role & Responsibilities
The Communications Assistant will provide critical assistance to the Communications Team as Sanergy-Fresh Life works to revolutionize sanitation in informal settlements.

The key duties and responsibilities shall be:
  • Assist in communications across different media and formats in adherence to Sanergy /Fresh Life standards
  • Generate story ideas and content for e-mail campaigns, our website and on social media
  • Take a lead role in developing Sanergy/Fresh Life’s online presence via new media venues (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Maintain relationships with journalists and create a database for the same
  • Create high quality PDF clips of articles
  • Organize and maintain Sanergy/Fresh Life’s media archive
  • Maintain Sanergy’s Communications calendar
  • Ensure monthly newsletters are shared with staff on the available platforms
  • Degree in Communications, Journalism or related course. Photography will be an added advantage
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a Communications Role, preferably working with communities in informal settlements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong web research skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Adobe Photoshop and HTML skills are desirable
  • A passion for transforming Kenya. Should possess an open mind and cultural sensitivity
  • Should be physically fit to work in the field-long hours of walking  and standing
  • More fundamentally, we believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change, and we seek people who believe their skills will bring about that transformative change.

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