22 Nov 2015

Media Officer ­Africa Job Vacancy

Nairobi, Kenya
Band 3
Full Time, 35 hours per week

About VSO: 
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
Our high­impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview:

  • We're looking for a Media Officer to devise and deliver a media strategy for Africa as part of VSO’s Global Communications Strategy.
  • This will include support for brand awareness, programming, fundraising and volunteer recruitment.
  • The successful candidate will work with the VSO Programme Director, Country Offices, Fundraising and recruitment staff teams in Africa to deliver media coverage that publicises VSO’s work, in line with timelines and strategies of these teams.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

  • You are a self starter with extensive experience in communications and/or journalism in Africa.
  • You understand the issues that are important to VSO communications and how to identify good opportunities to publicise the work we do.
  • You write inspiring and accurate copy and know how to pitch and secure strategic media coverage for VSO and its mission.
  • You have a established contacts with print, broadcast, digital journalists and programme­makers in Africa.
  • You have strong time management skills with the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and effectively manage competing organisational demands.
  • You will also have excellent IT and up to date social media skills as well as a proven ability to work independently.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.

How to Apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description HERE to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for.

To submit your application, click HERE and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date: 06 Dec 2015

Interview / Assessment date(s): TBC

Start date: January 2015

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