Deadline: 06 June, 2022

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Communications and Media Relations Manager.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the formulation and implementation of country communications strategy in line with the five-year Kenya country strategic plan whilst being cognisant of global strategy and campaigns
  • Provide strategic advice and support to the leadership team, technical advisors and programme unit managers in relation to communications as well as manage risks related to Plan International’s communications and media work
  • Communicate Plan International Kenya achievements and lessons learnt in order to influence change at policy level and raise its profile as a key player and expert in the thematic areas identified in Plan Kenya’s country strategy
  • Ensure adherence to communication policies, protocols, standards and implement guidelines for producing communications content across Plan International
  • Ensure the consistent and correct use of all the corporate and branding elements in line with the global brand guidelines and approved project brand books for all communications and IEC materials and in public events
  • Lead the production of high-quality communication products including information packs, power point presentations, press releases, speeches and talking points, annual reports, organisation profile, newsletters, photos and video and multimedia content
  • In liaison with programme staff, lead the production of creative key messages appropriately tailored to external and internal audiences
  • Provide strategic and tactical emergency communications to increase visibility of the country office as a humanitarian actor
  • Lead internal communication and keep staff regularly informed of up-to-date organisational developments at global, regional and country level through effective channels
  • Take full responsibility for performance management of all direct reports, working to define performance objectives
  • Develop a communications budget, monitor the use of the resources and take appropriate actions to optimise use of funds
  • Support the development of Plan International Kenya staff members’ communication skills
  • Manage all external consultants as required for the achievement of agreed outputs
  • Develop and disseminate a digital communications strategy in line with the country strategic plan and global priorities to convey the right messages to the targeted audiences using the right channels
  • Communicate the global/country social media policy and protocols to all users
  • Oversee the website content management to ensure it is relevant, accurate and up-to-date
  • In liaison with the director of programme strategy, development and innovation and the influencing and advocacy advisor, lead and support campaign initiatives in relation to Plan International’s global and local campaigns, organise events and ensure appropriate messages for the local context
  • Establish, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership and alliances with campaigns and advocacy partners
  • Support in the production and dissemination of position papers and statements, key messages, fact sheets on the campaign themes
  • Establish, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership with media and public relations partners in order to boost Plan International’s public image, profile and visibility in the country
  • Ensure that Plan International Kenya is positioned high and known as a pro-adolescent girls and young women organisation through creating of opportunities for media engagements
  • Support the positioning of Plan International Kenya as a charity of choice
  • Build the capacity of staff, children, adolescents and youth on media engagements to adequately prepare them to engage with media
  • Support the programme staff, ensure the effective gathering, packaging, management and sharing of critical information required to achieve country programme goals, external influence and strategic directions
  • In collaboration with technical advisors, ensure that reports are professionally and efficiently produced and disseminated to all stakeholders
  • Support user-friendly systems or ensure infrastructures are in place where learning resources are shared
  • Carry out any other assignment within the scope of work

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies, International Relations or Marketing
  • Seven years, minimum, of relevant work experience, with three years, minimum, of experience in a management/leadership role
  • Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Knowledge of digital communication and social media
  • Writing skills including ability to write press releases, editorial pieces, speeches and presentations
  • Event management skills
  • Ability to interact, supervise, negotiate, influence, network, advocate and facilitate
  • Good understanding of child protection and development issues

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: ILRI

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