Regional Communications and Media Specialist
The Regional Communications and Media Specialist will contribute to the development and delivery of creative and strategic media and communications work to support organisational objectives at country, regional and global levels. Expert knowledge of traditional and new media to manage the delivery of messages to both internal and external audiences, assessing the reputational risks and advising on opportunities is necessary for this role.
This post is a pivotal position for the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, which will support the delivery of communications outputs with diverse demands from different parts of the organisation to often tight deadlines. An ability to prioritise and maintain focus while still demonstrating high levels of customer orientation are therefore key for this post.
You will have proven experience in strategy, with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to find, absorb, analyse and prioritise information from different sources. The ability to communicate complicated and technical issues in a concise and clear way to a wide range of target audiences is a must. Strong writing skills are critical to this role. Demonstrated and considerable experience of working with international media, within a communications role is required.
You will have a First Degree or Masters in Communications with a track record of achieving results and strategic impact in communications and media and in building capacity for teams to deliver. Familiarity with the social, political and economic context of the Region (East and Southern Africa) and its humanitarian and development issues is required. Experience of working with international NGOs and understanding of a rights-based approach is desirable, along with experience in using communications as a tool for social change.
Location: The post holder will be based in the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya
For the full Job Descriptions and specifications for the above positions, please go to https://plan-international.org/sites/files/plan/jd_regional_communications_and_media_specialist_sept_2016.pdf
Contract Period: Fixed term 3 years
Closing Date: 23rd September 2016
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The position title should be the subject of your email application. Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.