Communications Officer Job in Kenya

Communications Officer

Job Description

  • The purpose of the Communications Officer role is to ensure that LWF’s communications are effective, targeted and credible. The position will develop and implement communications strategies to raise LWF’s profile, as well as profile issues related to refugees and the host community in Turkana West Sub County. The Communications Officer will work with relevant LWF programmatic areas and partners to develop strategies and create content to support LWF’s publicity objectives and strengthen LWF’s role as a trusted voice in refugee and host community matters. The incumbent will report directly to the Area Manager or his/her designate

Role And Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on the target audience.
  • Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other material that communicates the organization’s activities, programs, and/or services.
  • Design and provide artwork in accordance with LWF communication guidelines for all project visibility materials
  • Implement and evaluate LWF’s Communication strategy in consultation with the Senior Management.
  • Monitor daily the LWF official social media handles and advise on the perceptions of the stakeholders on our interventions.
  • Develop and pitch proactive materials for the area program in supporting fundraising efforts in consultation with LWF senior management.
  • Write and distribute media releases.
  • Lead production of LWF’s communication materials including an e-newsletters, Sector Bulletins, brochures, and promotional materials.
  • Lead and monitor the implementation of a practical guide for all external and (where appropriate) internal communications materials.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of communication strategies for events, forums, and policy submissions.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate LWF’s social media strategy in consultation with the PMER Unit.
  • Develop online communication content and materials, including video, audio, etc.


  • A university degree or its equivalent in communications, graphic design, social sciences, journalism, international relations, or a related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a busy communications environment be it from private or non profit
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good I.T. skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan effectively.
  • Relationship-building skills

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