Full time Offered Salary :

Communications Manager at The Strategies for Northern Development, Nairobi.

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Job Description

Key Competence

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences e.g., Communication/Journalism, Business Information Technology with at least an option/experience in social media, Digital Marketing and Communication or any other related disciplines.
  • Graduate degree or equivalent expertise is an added advantage.
  • Prior experience in working with NGO sector and networking with donors, government and non- governmental organizations.
  • Expertise across different types of communications platforms, including but not limited to social
    media, websites, in-person events.
  • Relevant networks in media
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies, tools, and methodologies as the web design industry evolves.
  • Ability to participate in field activities frequently.

Skills Required

  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Incredible written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Impeccable integrity and ethics
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple supervisors while adhering to program deadlines and priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Visibility:

  • Assist with the planning, developing and implementation of communication, visibility strategies and annual, operational plans linked to the strategic plan.
  • Create, implement and coordinate a consistent media and visibility campaign, including the use of social media, newsletters and promotional materials.
  • Manage the organizational website and regularly update it with relevant information
  • Devise and implement creative and impactful visibility strategies for raising SND’s local, national, regional and international visibility, profile and brand.
  • Ensure that SND’s brand and image is consistent and reflects the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • Co-ordinate the development of innovative new visibility and information resources that clearly communicate the mission and objectives of the organization, including leaflets, posters, brochures, videos and presentations.
  • Edit and review reports, texts, photographic and video material received, according to the requirements of the Project and the Donor.
  • Directly collect visibility and information material on activities, through field visits, interviews with the beneficiaries and stakeholders
  • Review web content, links, and design of SND website and social media, providing necessary updates and enhancements in a timely manner in collaboration with web developer.
  • Support the MERL staff and Programme Managers in the reporting activities, providing visibility materials as requested.

Communication

  • Being the focal person for the collection, review and organization of all communication material by SND staff.
  • Develop and implement SND Communication Strategy aligned to the vision and mission of its work.
  • Collaborate with team implementing project activities of the CBCR by providing support in communication issues;
  • Provide graphic design support in the elaboration and finalization of all visibility and training material, including manuals, brochures, posters, gadgets etc.
  • Actively participate in events, field visits and other activities, to collect narrative and visual material
  • Develop metrics for evaluating performance against strategy
  • Internalizing briefs and coming up with original, distinctive, and exciting creative concepts
  • Ensure effective partnership engagement through managing partnerships with different stakeholders both public and private.
  • Collect and document success stories showing impact of the SND activities.
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