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4 Apr 2017

Feed the Children PR & Communications Officer Job in Kenya

Reporting to: PR & Communications Manager

Feed the Children is one of the world’s leading anti-hunger organizations. We bring together caring and talented individuals to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.


In collaboration with our donors and partners, we provide food, education, essentials and disaster response. We help children and their families become independent and self-reliant.

Founded in 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S.-based charities. We are accredited by Guide Star Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Purpose of the position
The Public Relations (PR) & Communications Officer will work with diverse teams to create, implement and maintain PR & Communications initiatives in the organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support in coordination of ongoing and upcoming communication campaigns that reach to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate office activities, manage information and facilitate internal and external operations related to PR &
  • Communications using the necessary tools and channels of communication.
  • Capture ongoing activities and development for sharing in diverse offline and online publications including the organizations’ digital media channels.
  • Responsible for capturing monthly impact stories as well as gathering and updating relevant information for the organizations’ publications.
  • Support in media engagement and management
  • Support in the production of promotional material and publications. This will include designing the publications and sporadically editing videos.
  • Work hand in hand with all units in the organization to ensure communication procedures are well adhered to.
  • Effectively communicate Feed the Children brand to internal and external audiences and ensure staff adhere to brand guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties that contribute to the organizations growth in creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry

Qualifications

  • Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or similar field.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in PR & Communications (preferably in the non-profit sector).
  • Fully conversant with ICT and office applications with practical experience in graphic design and video editing.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, with ability to adapt style to suit different audiences.
  • Excellent Photography, graphic design and video editing skills.
  • Creative and innovative approach to communications and branding.
  • Up-to-date on new opportunities for the not-for-profit sector.
  • Excellent collaboration, team work and interpersonal skills.
  • Good events organizing capabilities.
  • Creative innovative and ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural environment across different geographical locations.
  • Knowledge and good understanding of Children-related policies and rights.

How to Apply
If you meet the requirements of the above position, please send your application letter, detailed CV, phone and email contacts of three (3) reference to HR-

Kenya@feedthechildren.org indicating the position in your subject line by 10th April 2017. Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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