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Communication & Advocacy Specialist

Ad ID
1114145
Posted at
26. Jul, 01:36
Details
Company Industry
NGO
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Senior level
Highest Qualification
Bachelor
Years Experience
7 years
Application Deadline
2018-09-08
Location
Nairobi CBD Nairobi
Description

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) works with the people of Africa to ensure its wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern Africa. The organization is seeking a high-performing and results-oriented Communication & Advocacy Specialist who will support the implementation of internal and external communications strategies and plans designed to promote AWF’s media and advocacy activities and successes.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare press releases, media briefs, reports, talking points, newsletters, brochures, and donor visibility materials, and organize advocacy campaigns.
  • Assist in the development of annual work plans for monitoring progress activities and achievements and regular updates.
  • Build understanding and support for all AWF programs and their aims among key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify opportunities, priority events, and platforms to reach target audiences.
  • Plan effective events and meetings to convene decision makers and influencers.
  • Working with the Director Media Relations & Advocacy, implement a communication and media strategy to advance AWF’s program communication in Africa, including media field trips and impact tracking.
  • Organise media tours for key spokespeople to engage with editors and writers.
  • Working with the Media Relations Manager in Washington D.C., create an annual editorial calendar, determining new and existing channels for engagement.
  • Develop and maintain close and regular contact with field staff working across the continent.
  • Under the guidance of the Director Media Relations & Advocacy, manage the President’s technical advocacy and media engagement diary.
  • Create policy engagement opportunities and participate in strategic policy forums and events to promote AWF’s work.
  • Represent AWF at international and regional events.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Communications, International Relations, Political Science or other relevant field, plus 7 years’ experience in journalism, public relations or development communications. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Strong media and government contacts across Africa.
  • Proficiency in use of social networking and new media tools.
  • Superior writing skills and with an eye for news (writing samples will be required of all shortlisted candidates).
  • Demonstrated experience in developing messages and communications activities to influence decision makers.
  • Strong understanding of African political landscape and trends.
  • Experience working in Africa and communicating with African audiences.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality, tact, and discretion when dealing with diverse groups of people.
  • Adept at navigating a complex team environment, across geographies and cultures.
  • Knowledge of French a distinct advantage.
  • Works well independently with little supervision, as well as within a dynamic team.

Prepare press releases, media briefs, reports, talking points, newsletters, brochures, and donor visibility materials, and organize advocacy campaigns

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