PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

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Company:Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA)
Category:Communication
Job Type:Contract
Location:Nairobi

Job details

Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Management of Public Relations and Communication 

  • Support the development and implementation of strategic and business plans for the unit.
  • Spearhead the development, implementation and periodic review of operations plans, management plans and work plans for the unit.
  • Support the development of annual budgets, and manage its utilization and monitoring for the unit.
  • Provide overall technical support and advice on public relations and communications at HiH EA.
  • Analysis and report on impact of communications activities on a quarterly basis and also compile and submit periodic and management reports as prescribed.
  • Ensure prudent use of resources entrusted to the unit.
  • Support fundraising and resource mobilization by providing relevant data and information for proposal writing, concept papers etc.

2. Coordinate Communication Initiatives and Processes

  • Build and maintain the profile and brand of HiH EA that promotes of a positive image and create visibility with its audiences.
  • Coordinate initiatives that enhance communication with key stakeholders and facilitate use of appropriate media to support HiH EA’s communication with external audiences.
  • Coordinate the publication and disseminate of HiH EA’s newsletters, magazines, documentaries, brochures, reports etc.
  • Manage content for communication materials reviewing, editing, branding and printing and upload finished products in relevant channel; articles, graphics, imagery, videos, pictures, etc.
  • Develop and maintain effective mechanisms for internal communications.
  • Support in coordination of marketing, fundraising and resource mobilization activities.
  • Develop the organization’s response to current issues and events, online and for distribution to appropriate target audiences.
  • Coordinate the production and printing of annual reports.
  • Organize networking forums for media.
  • Support in drafting of various articles, letters and communiques as and when required
  • Assist in organizing publicity events such as media briefing and releases, PR events etc.
  • Facilitate training and capacity building of staff on PR and Communications.
  • Keep abreast with developments in PR and Communications and advice management accordingly.

 

Specifications;

  • Diploma in Mass Communication, Public Relations or Journalism.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in media relations, public relations and communications in a busy organization in a similar position preferably from NGO background
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good time and personal management skills
  • Good communication skills and strong command of English and Swahili languages
  • A strong team player and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
  • Demonstrated ability in event planning and facilitation
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Office Suite – Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc.
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues, and have excellent report writing skills
  • Willingness to travel to program sites and interact effectively with local communities and to document the activities.
  • Ability to work independently but consult as necessary and deliver results with minimum supervision and under pressure.
  • Results oriented and able to align production with measurable goals and outcomes.
  • Results oriented and able to align production with measurable goals and outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

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