Communications Officer Job at World Vision
The campaign Communications Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of communications plans for World Vision Kenya’s campaign to End Violence against Children. The position holder will promote World Vision Global Campaign at the national level and assist in the promotion at the international level in accordance with communications strategies. Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Responsibilities for the Communications Officer Job
Campaign Planning & Implementation (30%)
- Provide technical support to the development of the Annual Overall Campaign’s Plan and budget and Quarterly review of the Campaign Plan and Budget
- Lead the development and implementation of the Annual Campaign’s Communication’s Plan and Budget
- Develop and Implement the Campaign’s Social Media Strategy (this being a subset of the Campaigns Communication plan)
- Support monthly engagement with targeted campaign stakeholders as mapped out in the campaign plan. This includes making appointments for formal and informal meetings, making follow ups, documenting the proceedings during such meetings and providing internal advisory on the next steps to be taken as a result of such engagements
- Support monthly planning and execution of specific campaign activities such as conferences, workshops, forums, roundtables, public engagement, media engagement, popular mobilization, children engagement among others
Campaign Knowledge Management (35%)
- Manage the Campaign’s Website, including the signup page & feedback page and generate weekly progress reports on the number of stakeholders joining the campaign and those taking action towards the achievement of the campaign objectives
- In collaboration with internal campaign stakeholders, collect and analyse data for use in generating evidence for external engagement; and package such evidence in the form of quarterly campaign engagement briefs and/or policy briefs. This includes ensuring quality preparation and editing of content and ensuring that material is consistent and up to date
- Analyse campaign related information as collected from the Social Media platforms, print and other digital media; and use such analysis reports to inform learning sessions among internal stakeholders and partners involved in the campaign execution
- Generate quarterly campaign documentaries for use as a critical tools for influencing attitude and practices among stakeholders
- Generate quality monthly campaign bulletins targeted at both Internal and External stakeholders
Public and Media Relations (20%)
- Work regularly with project staff in the national office and field office to create communications resources (stories, visibility items, social media, presentations) to raise awareness, knowledge, of the levels and impact of violence against children.
- Facilitate national media sessions on the status of implementation of the Kenya’s national action plan to end child marriage
- Monitor and maintain coverage of various media coverage of various campaign activities and makes recommendations on ways to improve the same
Provides background briefings for spokespersons including coordinating event logistics and interviews i.e.
- videography, still photography, advisories, news releases, stagesetting collateral, etc.)
- Develop and implement proactive earned media outreach, as well as the targeting and placement of paid advertisements to support various campaign activities,
- Produce various communications products including social media for WV regional communications outlets and global WVI campaign publications,
- In liaison with campaign manager write opinion pieces, background pieces, talking points, speeches and press kit materials, and other written materials.
- Develop and maintain professional contacts with key local and international print, radio and TV media in areas of story opportunities, project visits and interviews.
- Works with innovative influencers including individuals, networks, children and youth, the private sector, faith leaders and celebrities and other networks to raise awareness and prompt action to end violence against children.
Support Office and Donor relations (10%)
- Support PD&GA team to preposition, develop and market proposals/concepts
- Support teams to ensure that grant projects meet operational compliance as per the set donor standards.
- Support the grants acquisition team in actual writing of concepts and proposals
- Work with the PD&GA to establish donor linkages, develop and market fundraising products (concept notes, proposals etc.) and acquire extra financial support for the Program
- Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time (5%)
Qualifications for the Communications Officer Job
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mass communications/Journalism or other relevant training from a recognized university.
- Minimum four years’ professional experience in a busy communications or media office.
- Atleast 2 years’ experience in child focused campaigns
- Ability to write creatively and edit communication narratives, resources and reports.
- Must have good photography skills
- Videography and video editing skills are an added advantage.
- Experience in the use of basic graphic design and/or Web Design
- Good experience in computer software programmes.
- Should have high value media contacts and actively engaged on social media
- Must have good command of both spoken and written English.
- Should be creative and a team player
- Must be flexible, be ready to travel and work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
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