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Elective Africa

Communications and Public Relations Officer

Job Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya

Summary: Elective Africa ‘’EA’’ is seeking an enthusiastic Communications and Public Relations (PR) Officer to join our unique Expedition Company. 

Elective Africa is a leading organizer of education travel opportunities. Elective Africa (EA) believes it is most effective when it is in communication and in good relations with its various stakeholders from written communications to social networking engagement. 

To succeed, you will need to have very good writing skills, energetic, hard working, social media and web-savvy and with creative ideas on how to engage audiences in the various platforms.

This opportunity is unique because it gives you the opportunity to excel in the context of meaningful travel in a company led by young, dynamic and creative executives with worldwide exposure.


Responsibilities
  • Developing Publications that communicate the organization's activities and products.
  1. Developing, writing and editing publications and materials.
  2. Gathering articles for publication from various sources as desired.
  • Media Relations: Use relevant forms of media to build, maintain and manage the reputation of EA.
  1. Informing our stakeholders about any recent developments in the organization.
  2. Manage inquiries from different media regarding the activities of the organizations. He/she will speak on behalf of the company.
  3. Manage EA contacts database.
  • Graphic Design: Develop handouts, publicity brochures, direct mail leaflets, multimedia programs and videos.
  1. Will be required to do a minimal level of in-house graphic design work.
  2. Managing outsourced designing work by ensuring high quality design output.
  • Community Relations: Uphold the reputation of the organization within the community with accurate information that portrays the organization in the correct way.
  • Social Media Management: Updating social networking as per each media usage.
  • Webpages Content Management: Ensure that the information on the organization’s online web presence is up to date.
  • Research: The CO will conduct research on the perceptions and attitudes of the target audience for EA to enable EA develop and maintain effective communication programs.
  • Communication Policy: Fine-tune the communication and PR policy to meet desired level of productivity for the team and organization.
Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in Communication and/or Public Relations with a minimum of second-class honors upper division.
  • A grade B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with similar grades in languages.
  • Minimum of one and a half years work experience is required.
  • Evidence of outstanding communications and presentation skills at the current position.
  • Good writing skills is essential with keen attention to detail.
  • Evidence of basic graphic design skills is essential.
  • Willingness to work long and odd hours to complete assignments with little or no follow-ups.
  • A creative, detailed oriented person and a team player.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Social media and web savvy.

Position: Intern, Accounts and Business Development 

Job Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya 

Summary:
 Elective Africa ‘’EA’’ is seeking to recruit an Intern to support our Accounting and Business Development teams.

Elective Africa is an organization in the education travel industry.

The intern will gain experience and training in many aspects of accounting and business development while also assisting with various upcoming projects to be undertaken by the company in the last quarter of 2015.

This will be in addition to gaining a good understanding of working with a diverse team of people.

To succeed, you will need to be good at numbers; keen attention to detail is required with a creative and entrepreneurial mindset.


This opportunity is unique because it gives you a chance to excel in the context of meaningful travel in a company led by young, dynamic and creative executives with worldwide exposure. 

If you exceed our expectations you will be offered a position in the company at the end of your internship.

Responsibilities
  • Assist in accounts receivables and accounts payables task.
  • Prepare financial documents such as payment vouchers and invoices and capturing of transactions in the accounting software.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and projects costing.
  • Monitoring spend and provide reconciliations with comparison to budget.
Working with the Business Development (BD) team, he/she will be expected to:
  • Develop in-depth knowledge about the business, marketing activities, prospective clients and industry trends.
  • Assist in coming up with the business and marketing plans in coordination with BD team to achieve revenue goals.
  • Analyze the current and past budgets, expenses, sales, revenues and product deficiencies in order to provide recommendations for business growth and problem resolution and to realize adequate ROI.
Requirements
  • Bachelors’ degree in a accounting or related field with a minimum of second class honors upper division
  • Professional qualification such as CPA or ACCA will be an added advantage.
  • A grade B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent).
  • Good computer skills (MS Office).
  • Willingness to work long & odd hours to complete assignments with little or no follow-up.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • A creative and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Detailed oriented, keen attention to details and willing to work as a team player.
  • Proactive and results oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Position: Intern, Communications and Business Development 

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Summary: Elective Africa ‘’EA’’ is seeking to recruit an intern to support our Communications and Business Development teams. 

Elective Africa is a leading organizer of education travel opportunities. Elective Africa (EA) believes it is most effective when it is in communication and in good relations with its various stakeholders from written communications to social networking engagement. 

To succeed, you will need to have very good writing skills; some graphic design skills will be an added advantage and social media and web-savvy to be able to engage our audiences in the various platforms.

While assisting with a wide range of projects, the intern will gain experience and training in many aspects of Communications and Business Development and a good understanding of working with a diverse team of people.


If your performance exceeds expectations, you will be offered a position in the company at the end of your internship.

Responsibilities
  • Assisting in coming up with publications based on research from the industry.
  • Assist with designing our marketing materials.
  • Managing our social networking sites as per each media usage.
  • Conduct research on the perceptions and attitudes of the target audience to enable EA develop and maintain effective communication programs.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge about the business, communications and mareting activities, prospective clients and industry trends.
  • Assist in coming up with the communications and marketing plans in coordination with BD team to achieve revenue goals.
  • Managing EA contact database.
Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in Communication and/or Public Relations with a minimum of second-class honors upper division.
  • A grade B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with similar grades in languages.
  • Good writing skills is essential with keen attention to detail.
  • Evidence of basic graphic design skills will be an added advantage.
  • Willingness to work long and odd hours to complete assignments with little or no follow-ups.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Social media and web savvy.
To apply, send your application pack to hr@electiveafrica.com with the following to be received by September 3, 2015
  1. A resume with three referees
  2. A cover letter
  3. Copy of degree certificate and KCSE certificate is required for the application to be successful.

Subject line to read: Application for the Position of Intern Communications and Business Development 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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