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Communications Specialist – East Africa at Educate!, Nairobi.

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Job Description

Performance Objectives 

Create compelling content, including impact stories, articles, blogs, social media posts and graphics, to support Educate!’s thought leadership and fundraising strategy.

  • Draft, edit and project manage collation of real-life case studies and success stories that provide evidence of Educate!’s impact.
  • Suggest ideas for impact stories, social media posts, articles and blogs.
  • Run our LinkedIn channel, including posting and analytics.

Build systems and processes for collating stories from the field.

  • Work closely with in-country teams to develop and maintain effective communication plans for gathering the information needed for content creation.
  • Develop relationships with Educate! program officers, youth leaders and mentors, as well as external stakeholders for the purpose of story gathering.
  • Manage a database of impact stories and build a local network of photographers and videographers.

Become the link between program and country teams in East Africa and the global communications and external relations function.

  • Work with the Director of Marketing & Communications to create content/thought leadership material to advance our org-wide priorities.
  • Become an internal “expert” on specific products, solutions, or aspects of Educate!’s work that we can promote externally.
  • Coach colleagues in East Africa on best practice in communications and troubleshoot to develop solutions as they arise on projects and systems.

Qualifications 

  • Extremely strong written communication skills; comfort generating copy is a must.
  • Experience in digital communications is a big advantage, as is any experience in media creation.
  • An understanding of how to adapt and tailor communications, both written and verbal, for a variety of different audiences and purposes.
  • The ability to review, summarize and present a high volume of information quickly and accurately with advanced structuring, writing and editing skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, project management, and social judgment for cultivating relationships with colleagues in program and country teams, external stakeholders and young people.
  • Passion and interest in youth development.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; experience working with a remote team to successfully manage multiple projects with competing timelines.
  • High degree of proficiency working in a fast-paced, flexible, goal-oriented environment, with the highest level of personal and professional integrity.
  • A self-starter, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and competing projects, take initiative, and work independently to a deadline.
  • Willing to travel around East Africa up to once every two months to report on Educate!’s programs.
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