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NGO Job Vacancies in Kenya - World Vision

World Vision Kenya is a leading non-governmental Christian humanitarian, relief, development and advocacy organization with projects in most parts of Kenya. 

We wish to urgently recruit highly competent persons to fill the following positions within our organization.

1. Communications Officer - Child Health Now Campaign

To be based in Nairobi

Purpose of the position
To provide communications advice, guide and implement communications plans for World Vision’s Child Health Now Campaign(CHNC) that seeks to reduce the preventable deaths of children under five.

Key Responsibilities
  • To develop and implement communications plans for the advocacy campaign and advocacy programs of World Vision Kenya
  • To Prepare written materials, internal newsletters, press releases, articles, media briefings, Q&A’s, training documents, presentation materials and other communications products related to the Child Health Now advocacy programme and World Vision Kenya communications.
  • To Provide communications advice including crafting relevant messages and right media channels to given communications challenges.
  • Develop marketing materials for CHNC and effectively market the campaign in Kenya.
  • Gather communications resources for the CHN advocacy campaign and World Vision partnership offices for Marketing, Communication and Advocacy.
  • Ensure effective branding for the CHNC.
  • Develop strong media relations with key local media in Kenya and facilitate opportunities for WV to feature in local media.
  • Photography and dissemination of photographic material to WV Partnership and Advocacy stakeholders
  • Videography and documentary support including idea formulation, conceptualization and implementation.
  • Provide relevant media relations and brand training to World Vision Branch, and ADP managers particularly in the area of child and maternal health.
  • Work closely with the advocacy and communications team.
Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism or other relevant training from a recognized university or college.
  • At least two years experience in busy corporate communications, print, electronic or social media office.
  • Good command in communication and report writing skills.
  • Good command of both spoken and written English
  • Good photography skills.
  • Computer literate and experienced in the use of basic software programmes
  • Adequate understanding of World Vision Operations to be able to work programmatically.
  • Should be creative and a team player.
  • Should be broad-minded and have media contacts.
  • Must be flexible, be ready to travel and work under pressure for long and irregular hours and meet strict deadlines.
2. Program Officer - Child Health Now Campaign

To be based in Nairobi

Purpose of the position
To lead in the delivery of the Child Health Now Campaign at the National level. 

The Manager will liaise, support, and work closely with colleagues involved on the issue of health and community empowerment nationally. 

This post will link in with WVI’s Global Health campaign team who ultimately seek to: Lead WV’s global advocacy on child health; Build WVI as a Global Advocacy Force; support programme learning and development; help develop WVI’s policy on what we do and say to ensure policies are informed by our experience.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Represent WV at external events; external contacts building and networking including working with the Senior Manager in engaging with key external agencies as identified in the Global Child Health Campaign strategy and ensuring harmonious relations within WV Partnership, donors and all other stakeholders. The incumbent will also be expected to represent WV to Donor Mission representatives for Strategic Development Alliances
  • Develop cost-effective campaigning activities to maximize political impact; leading pursuit of innovation and unique value, contributing to child well-being and related outcomes; 
  • Working closely with the proposal development team to contribute to the writing of proposal, sections describing private sector involvement in given projects and manage the integration of the CHNC into other areas of Ministry
  • Support the development of advocacy campaign capacity in specific areas across the World Vision partnership.
  • Manage the institutional public engagement on child health; work with the institutional expertise generated from our programs and ensure that the public engagement of technical colleagues is deployed in a strategic manner that increases our influence on specific audiences; ensure our community empowerment work forms part of our influencing tools.
Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,
  • 5 years experience in public policy, campaigning, advocacy, lobbying and communications; Masters Degree added advantage
  • Experience in capacity building
  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking
  • Must have a successful track record in coordinating / managing advocacy campaigns
  • Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills.
3. People & Culture / Administrative Officer (Human Resources Officer)
2 Positions to be based at Kisumu and Kitale

Purpose of the job
To support the Sub branch staff with People and Culture (P&C) and Administrative functions so as to enhance service delivery of Sub branch offices and ensuring smooth flow of work. 

Work closely with the P&C NO to provide HR support to the Sub Branches.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate, monitor and maintain leave records under the sub branch.
  • Co-ordination of the students’ attachment within the Sub Branch and the processing of attachment letters.
  • Coordinate recruitment for staff at the Sub Branch and IPA Level for GLs below 12 including participating in the Internship recruitments.
  • Dissemination of Human Resource related Information in liaison with P & C National Office
  • Alert on medical! and hospital admission cases and ensure new staff are enrolled in the medical scheme.
  • Tracking of the contract expiry dates of the staff at the sub branch, and following up with IPA managers to fill renewal/ non-renewal forms
  • Ensure updated records are maintained in staff files at the IPA level and sub branch level.
  • Offer office administrative support services
  • Assist in the co-ordination of meetings, workshops, training and retreats for the Sub branch staff.
  • Submitting monthly reports on new hires, terminations, disciplinary, sick-offs, annual leave, and such other matter as may be of HR importance.
  • Co-ordinate and conduct orientation for new staff recruited at the Sub branch and IPA level.
  • Receiving and distributing information/docs from P & C to the IPAs, e.g. pay-slips, medical cards, staff contracts etc.
Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience
  • Degree in Human Resource Management or related field
  • Working experience of at least three years in a busy NGO
  • Professional membership in a Human Resource body desired.
  • Computer Literate in Microsoft Office Packages.
  • Mature personality with ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Good communications and interpersonal
All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees should be addressed to 

The Director, People & Culture, 

to reach us not later than February 12, 2013. Must put the job title as the subject 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse offenses. 

World Vision is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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