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Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW)– Communications Lead.

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Reporting to the Deputy Director

Duty Station: Nairobi with Frequent travel to the field within Kenya.

Background

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a registered, non-profit women’s rights organization founded in 1998 with a Vision of a just society where women and girls enjoy full rights and live in dignity while our Mission is to champion, expand and actualize women’s and girls’ rights and social justice. CREAW works towards addressing gender discrimination and inequality by causing a shift of social norms and practices that curtail the realization of women’s rights and significantly contribute to social transformation.

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Communications lead, serving Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness (CREAW) in Kenya will oversee all internal and external communications for CREAW’s programme, ensuring its message is consistent and engaging. The role will also be tasked to develop and distribute content to promote CREAW’s brand, programmes and products within the country. The lead will also be responsible for professional documenting of best practices, success stories, project learnings and visibility of the organization.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. The Communications lead shall be Responsible for providing technical support and guidance in designing and implementing the project’s communication strategy and the linkages with relevant institutions and organizations.
  2. Ensure continuous improvement, advancement and implementation of CREAW’s communication strategy and create linkages with relevant institutions, partners and organizations.
  3. Provide leadership and critical support in information gathering, knowledge, management and dissemination of communication materials within CREAW’s programs.
  4. Responsible for developing various communication messages and dissemination relevant to the work of CREAW using the appropriate multi-media channels.
  5. In charge of CREAW’s website content and social media platforms including but not limited to face book and twitter accounts.
  6. In charge of producing compelling stories, press releases, media briefs and any other communication products reflecting on the program/s.
  7. Responsible for occasionally travelling to field to gather information on program work and capture visual images of ongoing activities.
  8. Facilitate writing and editing of all publications and important documents.
  9. In coordination with the Programs team; design, edit, record and produce and publish quality promotional materials such as e-newsletters, posters, leaflets, fliers and brochures.
  1. Support programmes and projects in strategizing and implementing communications and public relations activities;
  2. Capacity building of project teams on communications, review and oversee the development of project communication materials.
  1. Organize media events for CREAW as and when required. Further act as media focal point for CREAW and develop relations with selected media.
  2. Write media releases, organize press conferences and keep up to date information on general media liaison people.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND PERSONALITY DESIRED: –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field. Master’s degree in a similar field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a similar communications role.
  • Knowledge of Gender and development issues in Kenya in particular, and in Africa and globally in general.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and management of social media platforms.
  • Proven success in implementing communication and media strategies.
  • Ability to work proactively independently, and to flexibly work as part of a team.
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Professional experience in women’s rights and/or human rights work.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the country, work extended periods in the field and interact effectively with community members and willingness to learn new approaches.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment and with partners at all levels.

Those who qualify and are interested should send an application letter, curriculum vitae (CV) providing details of three work related referees and copies of relevant certificates & testimonials to: vacancies@creaw.org by 29th April 2022.

 

 

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