Communications Officer

Deadline - August 12th 2017

Communications Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding


The successful candidate will join our team in the Nairobi office in Kenya, reporting to the Executive Director in Kenya and collaborate with the U.S communication team. This employee will make frequent trips to Enoosaen, Narok County and serve as our communications focal point on the ground to gather and share stories from the village.

Key Responsibilities:

· Write and publish a wide variety of nonprofit materials including press releases, brochures, success stories, digital content (web and social media), PPT presentations and newsletters.

o Ensure that our content/messaging is well written, and communicates our unique public-service mission and impressive track record.

o Identify and share interesting stories from our boarding school, health and leadership camps and Network for Excellence students. Interview relevant stakeholders and develop interesting story angles to produce polished, well-written pieces.

o Help us expand our digital story telling and social media capabilities.

o Support the design of messaging strategies for talking points, media interviews, presentations and speeches, etc.

o Help us organize our pictures and visuals into compelling formats for external audiences.

· Manage media relations & visibility plan.

o Write releases and articles; pitch and secure stories with international and local media and journalists.

o Cultivate relationships with journalists.

o Identify opportunities to publish stories or contribute case studies


Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or a related field.

Experience Required:

  • At least 2 years of experience in communications or media relations’ roles.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Strong portfolio of written materials.
  • Superb writing and editing skills with the ability to find the “hook” or “angle” that will engage readers and the media.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, paying attention to detail.
  • Ethical approach to working with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized and results oriented.

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your application and CV indicating your current remuneration to by 12th August 2017.Kindly visit for more information. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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Application deadline : August 12th 2017

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