Communications Officer Job in Kenya – SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya 2022
Career Employment Kenya: Communications Officer Job in Kenya – SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya 2022
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Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya is a member of SOS – Kinderdorf International, the largest private child
welfare organization in the world.

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya is a child-focused Non-Governmental Organization established in 1973 to provide care and support to children who have lost or are at risk of losing the care of their biological family.

The organization’s vision is “No child should grow up alone” and its programmes are driven by the mission of “building families for children in need, helping them shape their own futures and sharing in the
development of their communities”.

In this regard, the organization works to reduce poverty; increase access to quality education and decent work; reduce inequalities and build strong institutions as laid out in SDGs 1, 4,8,10 and 16.

This is done through programmes that are geared towards addressing the political, economic, health and
social root causes that lead to high levels of child vulnerability and put families at risk of breaking down.

The programmes focus on Alternative Care, Family Strengthening, Youth Empowerment, Education,
Health Care and Advocacy.

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya implements programmes in five (5) of Kenya’s 47 Counties namely
Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu and Meru.

We seek to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following position.

Communications Officer

1 Position (National Office)

Reporting to: Fund Development & Communication Manager

Main Clients:

  • Fund Development & Communication Manager, ND
  • Existing and future donors
  • External Public

Mission of the position:

  • Lead and guide in implementation of Communications and Branding Strategy to promote SOS CV,
    support advocacy, programme and fundraising teams
  • Develop and maintain professional contacts with key print and broadcast media nationally and
    proactively facilitate media coverage of SOS CV’s successes
  • Work with SOS Children’s Villages Kenya facilities staff to supply factual stories, photographs and
    video to local, national and international media and other outlets in a timely, proactive and
    professional manner
  • Support in the development of high quality, well researched, and well written communications and
    media products (e.g., annual reports, newsletters, success stories, tweets, blog and Facebook
    post, brochures, posters, banners, press releases, speeches, etc.)

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

External Communications

  • Maintain social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) for the MA; Proactively manage the
    generation and posting of content on the sites; Design and implement strategies to increase the
    number of followers at each site.
  • Regularly and proactively document best practices and lessons learned from program
    implementations, package them into communications materials and disseminate to the right
  • In liason with facility heads, produce news and feature stories, publicity materials, press releases,
    photographs, videos, partnership marketing resources and other strategic and targeted
    communications as required.
  • Design and desk top publishing of SOS Children’s Villages Kenya fact sheets, reports, brochures
    and newsletters.
  • Research and produce internal and external communication content for the organization and SOS
    Kinderdorf global communications as required for various purposes

Minimum Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public relations and any related course
  • Must be computer literate.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Communications
  • Well-developed communication and report writing

Child Protection Policy

At all times, avoid actions or behaviour that could be construed as poor or potentially abusive practice. Whatever decisions and actions taken should be with the best interest of the child in mind.

Data Protection Policy

At all times ensure that personal data of donors, sponsors, SOS Children’s Villages Kenya beneficiaries and their families as well as co-workers is handled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing SOS-Kinderdorf International data protection laws.

How to Apply

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send a Cover Letter & updated CV in PDF with details of 3 traceable referees one of which must be immediate former employer to addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager to reach us on or before 1st June 2022.

Please specify on the position interested in as subject of your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

SOS Children’s Villages holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

SOS Children’s Villages is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.

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