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Communication Officer at Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

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Job Description

Job Description

Position Objectives and Responsibilities

  • The Communications Officer will work closely with CAO to ensure funders and other key stakeholders view SHOFCO as the leading model for grassroots development.
  • Responsible for all communications, website, social and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate and promote SHOFCO’s mission.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across multiple target audiences (i.e. funders, media, NGO stakeholders). Including: social media, email, fundraising and occasional print materials.
  • Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. In partnership with Advancement Associate, decide who, where, and when to disseminate.
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, program verticals and website.
  • Coordinate website maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly and is optimized for fundraising purposes.
  • In partnership with Executive Office, draft content for public engagements, press releases and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee Kenya media and branding, responsible for:
  • Kenya-oriented media (traditional) and social media (implementing Comms plan).
  • Support for SHOFCO events (internal and external in Kenya)
  • Logistics and external promotion of Kenya-based events.
  • Manage a Photographer to support production of internal and external communications materials.
  • Develop and manage media contacts in Kenya.
  • Any other related duties as may be assigned

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in Communication, PR or related studies

Professional Qualification in:

  • Graphic Design
  • WordPress
  • InDesign
  • Mailchimp/Emma
  • Classy.org

Additional requirements on experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in communication field.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Additional Skills
  • Articulating information
  • Documenting facts
  • Checking things
  • Creativity in developing new and unique ideas
  • Showing Composure
  • Time Management
  • Establishing rapport
  • Interacting with people
  • Following procedures
  • Upholding standards
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