Communications Officer

Responsible for developing, supporting and promoting the program goal through messages development, social media content creation, media outreach, developing and disseminating materials that increase the program visibility, creating strategies to effectively engage beneficiaries and quality reporting.  The job holder will play a key role in the project ’s communications with all the stake holders and will report to the DCOP.

Responsibilities 

  • Support the project implementation team on quality documentation of best practices
  • Responsible for developing, supporting and promoting the program goal through messages development, social media content creation, media outreach, developing and disseminating materials that increase the program visibility, creating strategies to effectively engage beneficiaries and quality reporting.
  •  Responsible for advising and ensuring compliance with donor branding and marking requirements.
  • Lead all communication aspects for the project and ensure high standards of professionalism
  • Play a key role in supporting the COP and project team in strategic engagement of the county governments and private partners
  • Spearhead development and implementation of communication strategies for the project
  • Advise on all media coverage for key project events to ensure quality and compliance with donor and organizational communication requirements
  • Work closely with the Executive Director COP, DCOP and Managers to ensure that all donor reports are prepared to quality standards in compliance with contractual obligations, maintaining a tracking system to ensure that all reporting deadlines are met.
  • Coordinate and manage project communication channels and materials including print, video, publications, and social media activities

Qualifications

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Communications or relevant discipline from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 5years’ relevant working experience in a similar role
  • Experience in writing project concept notes and proposals
  • Experience in monitoring, and documentation of project activities.
  • Creativity and innovation: Ability to develop and adapt innovative approaches and replicable strategies for communication and documentation
  • Planning and organizing skills: Ability to coordinate and facilitate quality documentation and communication to internal and external audience.
  • Communication skills: Ability to make presentations that catch and maintain audience interest; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using Windows Operating System as well as Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Personal Attributes:

  • Have strong relationship management.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Team player with excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate deliverables/outcomes

All applicants should urgently email a letter of application, CV, certificates, and relevant testimonials to jobs@amurtafrica.org by 25th January 2022 indicating current and expected Salary. Candidates should clearly indicate the position applied for and its Reference number as COMM/OFFICER/ 01/01/2022 the email subject. The interview will be done on a rolling basis and Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.

“AMURT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to child safeguarding.”

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