World Vision – Communications Officer – IMARA (Nanyuki).

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Job Title : Communications Officer – IMARA

Reporting to : Program Manager

Grade Level : 13

Work Location : Nanyuki


Purpose of Position


To operationalize a broad field Communications agenda for both local and global stakeholders to increase the overall influence, income and impact of the Project and World Vision Kenya for child well-being by performing core communications and media functions of the Project and of the Livelihood & Resilience Technical Programme.


Major Responsibilities


Production of Communications resources for IMARA (Media, Internal, Emergency, Advocacy, Community Voice Comms) 55%

  • Production of high quality, Natural Resource Management, child focused, compelling and issues-oriented fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, electronic, print, photo and video content) for effective Sida and public engagement.

  • Produce high quality, NRM, child-focused visual (photo and/or video) content that engages broad audiences and enables supporter transformation, staff engagement, and advocacy and revenue generation.

  • Develop and maintain media contacts, pitch compelling NRM content and position IMARA in influential media outlets in the national and global levels.

  • Produce rapid information and compelling needs and impact-focused content for Partnership communications and marketing for Environment and Climate Change related issues.

  • Prepare written project materials, internal newsletters, presentation materials and other communications products for the Sida, GoK, IMARA Consortium.

  • Develop and publish digital content for IMARA

  • Identify story concepts, host and accompany Sida, other donor, Support Offices, or VIP visits

  • Design and manage a project website and a social media platform that engage audiences

  • Contribute articles, stories, blog and any other information on IMARA on to the integrated WV Kenya website

Planning and Capacity Building 25%

  • Provide communications advice including crafting of relevant messages and use of the right media

  • Create relationships and connections utilizing various channels for information sharing, learning, influence to help shape and advance the communications agenda

  • Develop strategic solutions to given communications challenges.

  • Conceptualization of video productions with NO-based Videographer

  • Facilitate training on communications for development skills for IMARA Staff and Consortium members’ staff

  • Train and position approved media spokespersons to respond to media inquiries and achieve positive coverage for IMARA Grant and World Vision Kenya

  • Support the Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) team by producing communication resources/materials for marketing the IMARA grant

Learning, Documentation and Quality Assurance 15%

  • Document successful stories/case studies and best, and share these during learning/knowledge management events

  • In consultation with MEAL and coordination with WV Kenya Program Manager organize learning and knowledge sharing events

  • Review project publications and external marketing engagement materials for alignment to WVI quality and brand.


Other responsibilities 5%

  • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor or designee

  • Attend and participate in daily and weekly chapel and devotional meetings.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism or other relevant training from a recognized university;

  • Minimum four (4) year’s professional experience in communications, journalism or public relations.

  • Experience in writing/communication of NRM/Environment and Climate Change (ECC) and other L&R Initiatives will be preferred.

  • Excellent oral and writing skills; ability to convey complex information in a straightforward, interesting and motivating manner;

  • Must have good photography skills;

  • Competent in new digital platforms and devices and traditional office applications (Word, Power point and excel);

  • Must be a self-starter with proven analytical, problem solving skills and ability to work with minimum supervision;

  • Thorough knowledge of the communication and media industry with strong media links

  • Proven experience in social media engagement


Deadline 01-Feb-21




World Vision

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