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5 Jun 2017

Communications Officer Job in Kenya

Since its foundation in 1968, GRT (Group for Transcultural Relations) has been working with socially marginalized groups and individuals by setting up protection mechanisms in order to
promote social inclusion.

GRT is active in Kenya and Somalia since 1996, where the main fields of intervention are: Community Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Protection (GBV and Street Children) and (forced) Migrations, being expression of GRT’s core areas of expertise.

The Communications Officer is an exciting opportunity for a young professional with an interest in the humanitarian/protection sector. The position entails building a stronger media presence through articles, social media, visibility material and web development for the Organization. The position requires working closely with GRT offices in Kenya and Somalia.

Duties

  • Update and manage the GRT website.
  • Generate content/ stories for GRT’s website, media sources, donors, reports, etc. which highlight the importance of GRT’s work.
  • Build capacity of selected GRT staff on documentation and storytelling
  • Conduct field visit to collect relevant information and insight on GRT activities
  • Assist in development, formatting and publication of GRT visibility material
  • Produce graphic designs, photo documentation and narratives relevant to storytelling about GRT work.
  • Provide technical assistance in regards to launching, marketing, and dissemination of GRT communications material.

Job Requirements

  • Degree in media and communication or journalism, or equivalent knowledge acquired through professional/field experience
  • Knowledge of and proficient in use of computer applications related to web editing and graphic design
  • Ability to use photo/ video storage products
  • Knowledge and experience of production of printed material (layout, writing/ content, printing)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (knowledge of Italian language is an asset)
  • Good public relations skills
  • Ability to work in tight deadlines in a dynamic, multicultural, and fast-paced work environment.

How to Apply
Please send motivation letter (max ½ pages) and CV with at least 3 references to the following email addresses: recruitment@grtitalia.org Cc operation.nairobi@grtitalia.org

Application Deadline is 9th June 2017, 5pm

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Successful candidate will be expected to comply with GRT Code of Conduct and GRT Child Protection Policy.

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