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Nathan Associates Communications Specialist Job in Kenya

Nathan Associates Inc (, a Washington DC-based global leader in economic development consulting, requests applications from qualified individuals for a six-month assignment on the East Africa Corridor Diagnostic Study (CDS) co-funded by USAID and DfID.

The CDS has been designed to provide a clear sense of the costs and benefits of different interventions along the Northern and Central Corridors of East Africa and provide a platform for enhanced coordination between international donors.

It will also initiate a sustainable public-private dialogue by highlighting corridor development solutions, including public-private partnerships (PPPs) and promoting mechanisms for private sector advocacy of corridor reforms.

Presently, Nathan is recruiting for the following position:

Communications Specialist

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Development of website content;
  • drafting electronic stakeholder updates on project progress;
  • liaising with film production company on the development of several short films focused on project highlights;
  • development of informational leaflets and other communications materials;
  • advising on media relations and draft press releases;
  • assisting in stakeholder meetings and ensuring a targeted, coherent and consistent message from all USAID, DfID staff and partners.
Position is based in Kenya. Some regional travel may be required. 

  • 5-10 years experience working in communications and outreach, preferably in the context of donor-funded economic growth projects;
  • Experience working in an international development context in Africa;
  • Outstanding and proven writing skills;
  • Ability to articulate complex issues and disseminate information to a variety of target audiences
  • Fluency in English;
  • Familiarity with trade and transport issues strongly preferred;
  • Ability to work well in partnerships involving a wide variety of businesses and organizations;
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and to work effectively under pressure is a must, as is the ability to take initiative and be creative.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of expertise.
To apply for this position, visit apply and select “Communications Specialist, Kenya” under Current Open Positions at the bottom of the page.

Only finalists will be contacted.

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