The Nairobi-based Regional Information Officer (RIO) for the East Africa Regional Office (EARO) will implement a communications strategy that establishes CRS as an industry leader with key audiences in the U.S. and in the region. The RIO will capture and effectively disseminate success stories and other content that demonstrate the impact of our work, our expertise and thought leadership and amplify our messages. Dissemination of success stories and other content will serve to enhance CRS' credibility and influence among key stakeholders, attract partners and contribute to the acquisition of funding. Audiences include institutional and private donors, partners, the local Church, national governments, peer agencies and other target audiences. To boost CRS' visibility and draw attention to priority issues, the RIO will establish and maintain relationships with national and international media representatives based in the region. (S)he will be a resource for journalists, sharing story ideas and keeping them abreast of CRS activities. The RIO will help ensure strong and consistent branding and messaging in line with guidance and procedures from donors and CRS' global headquarters in the U.S. and work with country program Communications or other designated staff to create and execute Communications plans.
Training and Coaching
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Regional director, senior and business development staff, program staff, Marketing and Communications, PIQA and OverOps MarCom, Charitable Giving, Advocacy.
External: CRS partners, international and U.S. media, USAID Communications staff.
Travel: Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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