The Communications Officer supports Busara’s new Communications division from its headquarters in Kenya. This is a delivery-focused position that cuts across all divisions at Busara. With up to 40 ongoing projects within the organisation at once, dedicated support to ensure our outputs are up to standard is essential to sustain the rapid growth and change characteristic of Busara. The Communications Officer will need to apply their professional rigour and communication expertise to:
Support the strategic needs of the Communications division
Standardize our outputs through the use of templates, guideline documents, etc
Develop our internal communications initiatives
Applicants should be excited about developing and implementing plans to engage target audiences and spread the message about how we advance behavioral science in the Global South. The ideal candidate should have flawless written skills, excellent verbal communication skills and a proven track record of success in the communications sector or related fields.
As our organisation spans across a wide range of sectors and disciplines, from highly academic lab experiments to strategic consulting for pan-African corporations, our communications must be as flexible and far reaching as our work.
Create key findings presentations for each project, using information collected from Projects Division to serve for our website case studies
Develop, support and promote company goals, including message development, social media content creation and media outreach
Provide analytics reports of our website and social media traffic (Google Analytics, audience insights).
Develop and disseminate public relations materials that increase our visibility among stakeholders and lawmakers
Coordinate PR initiatives both at the local level as well as the international level.
Build and maintain relationships with journalists, bloggers, investors and customer audiences that will help advance our work
Organize and create templates for our communications collateral (pitch decks, 1-pagers, internal memos, client presentations, etc) and enforce these communication standards across all organizational outputs.
Create communications best practices guides both for internal sharing and external dissemination.
Support the execution of project collateral (such as proposals, client presentations, final reports, and other key deliverables) by providing guidance on content flow, use of language, tone of voice, clarity of information, spell and grammar check, etc
Build, communicate, and execute detailed plans in order to implement identified projects, working with internal subject matter experts, technical experts, management, etc. to complete each project.
Support internal training initiatives from the Comms division on the organization’s brand and communications process flows.
Propose and provide alternative internal training initiatives (e-learning, guidebooks, Lunch & Learn, etc)
The ideal candidate is action-oriented, a self-starter, quickly grasps new concepts, has excellent project management skills and is focused on results. In particular, we are looking for candidates with:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of digital marketing tactics, such as SEO and email marketing
3+ years experience in communications, policy outreach, PR, marketing, design or a related field.
Experience working in teams, with a particular focus on communications, social media, policy outreach and design.
A history of contributing strategically to organizations, with an emphasis on communications and design.
Experience using data and state-of-the-art research to develop communications initiatives.
Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively
An ability to work with and inspire people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.
Please Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 31st, August.