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Associate Director Advocacy & Strategic Communications – Africa Region at Nature Conservancy. Nairobi

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Job Description

We’re looking for someone who is passionate, creative, and a problem solver. By joining our regional Africa team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. Our team consists of a dedicated group leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and expertly bringing strategy and action together. Join us!

Role Scope and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement integrated strategic communication promotions to grow the organization’s influence
  • Design, oversee and implement a thought leadership strategy to shape the conversation around nature-based solutions among government and private sector audiences
  • Oversee development of best-in-class communications and marketing assets, including print materials and digital content
  • Build a network of new relationships (corporate and media partners, communications lead of partner organizations, influencers) and strengthen existing relationships to expand the reach and impact of our message
  • Drive brand influence through innovative strategies tied to external, high-profile events, such as Biodiversity Multilateral Environmental Agreements’ (MEA) Conference of Parties (COP) events, which may include collaborations with partner NGOs and creative agencies
  • Expand the portfolio of trusted freelance experts in key markets to grow the team’s capability to communicate with locally resonant strategies and messages
  • Develop and oversee new relationships with PR and marketing agencies in key markets to design and implement campaigns that contribute to global and regional objectives
  • Develop and manage the region’s marketing and communications budget, evaluate results, and develop corrective strategies as needed
  • Advise on decisions to commit resources for programs or initiatives in a way that has an organization-wide impact and affects the public image
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally and work in variable weather conditions, remote locations, hazardous terrain, and physically demanding circumstances

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication or a related field and a minimum of 8 years of related experience or equivalent combination
  • Experience in project management, developing communications, media, and engagement strategies, and measuring results
  • Experience cultivating and managing client relationships
  • Experience supervising staff and team
  • Experience working with current Marketing and Communications trends, and practices and conceiving and implementing strategic, and creative initiatives including crisis communications
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance


  • Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for diverse and inclusive audiences including experience in translating complex scientific or technical content into compelling communications
  • Excellent presentation and verbal communication skills including experience engaging diverse audiences including some or all the following: internal and external executives, donors, members, board members, Indigenous Peoples, and local community groups and the public or equivalent
  • Experience working in a global, decentralized organization a plus
  • Experience working in communications between NGO, corporate, and governmental organizations
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies and compelling content
  • Experience in advocacy and strategic communications
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, and has experience of working with many internal and external partners simultaneously
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated
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