Job vacancy at World Vision Communications Manager  in Nairobi Kenya 2013

Kenyan Nationals Only – Nairobi Based Position
No Relocation
Communications Manager

Use your background in Journalism, Communications or Marketing and deep understanding of and long-term experience in African culture to be part of a leading organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty.

World Vision (WV) is a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.

The Communications Manager will develop and implement a communications strategy designed to meet the marketing and communications needs the assigned country office in the region and the World Vision Partnership as a whole, enabling World Vision East Africa Regional Office (WV EARO) to proactively engage all stakeholders (both internal and external) to increase their awareness and understanding of the needs of affected children, families and communities and WV EARO’s response
and impact.

With a proven track record in a fast paced, complex and ideally global organisation, you will have a desire, motivated by your Christian faith, to contribute to the well-being of children.
Some Responsibilities Include:
  • Design/revise sectoral strategy on national office communications, identify priorities and business plan, and coordinate implementation thereof and monitor progress.
  • Contribute to the development of national office’s strategy providing expertise relating to communications.
  • Advice and support the Country Program Director in his / her leadership and engagement on matters related to communications during humanitarian emergencies.
  • Lead the production and timely submission of high quality communications resources
  • Build key National Office (NO) employees capacity in the areas of expertise.
  • Contribute to continuous learning and facilitate documentation of best practices in communication during humanitarian emergency crisis and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with external stakeholders to enhance World Vision’s credibility and influence in promotion of children’s rights.
Required Skills Include:
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or Marketing
  • Deep understanding of and long-term experience in African culture
  • High level of awareness of global and regional socio-economic, political and environmental issues
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in International communications, media or public relations.
  • Experience in media crisis
Will you use your experience in communications to further “life in all its fullness” for children?
For specific details regarding the position, visit our website: www.wvi.org and apply online by the closing date 02 September 2013.
World Vision is an equal opportunity employer



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