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Monday, April 10, 2017

Norwegian Refugee Council Communications Coordinator – Nairobi

Norwegian Refugee Council
Communications Coordinator
Kenya Nationals Only
Ref. No: 3404279635
Full time
Number of positions: 1
Job location: Nairobi
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.
Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.
The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Kakuma ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).
The NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007.
NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab, Kakuma and Mandera.
The role of the Coordinator will coordinate internal and external communication required by the Kenya Programme and assist in the development of necessary research to ensure evidence for communication, producing regular public position papers, key messages, briefing notes and other products in line with the Kenya Programme Strategy, tailored to the changing context in Kenya and the greater Horn of Africa.
Communication Coordinator report to the Country Director
Job Description
  • Develop innovative public communication products for the NRC Kenya linked to NRC’s Global Communications Strategy.
  • Coordinate research relating to programmatic objectives, in conjunction with NRC Core Competency Specialists.
  • Assist the Head of Programmes and Country Director in the development of coherent advocacy, fundraising, and overall strategy of NRC Kenya.
  • Support the creation of media and communication products, working with Head Office and Regional Office staff.
  • Coordinate information collation required for internal and donor reporting.
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies in relation to information collection and communication.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Write regular position papers and other communication for a public audience, that helps promote NRC’s advocacy and other strategic objectives.
  • Coordinate systematic recording and editing of human-interest stories and photographs for use in communication and internal/external donor reporting.
  • Coordinate NRC Kenya’s input into NRC public reports, such as the annual report.
  • Responsible for improving internal communications, by managing NRC Kenya’s presence on the organization’s internal information-sharing platform, Workplace.
  • Establish social media platforms for the Kenya Country Programme.
  • Regularly update the fundraising strategy under the direction of the Country Director.
  • Regularly update the work plan related to the advocacy objectives of the Kenya Country Strategy.
  • Develop terms of reference for consultants undertaking research.
  • Coordinate the agenda for strategic planning meetings.
  • Any ad hoc tasks relating to communication and research as required by the Country Director.
  • Graduate in relevant educational discipline.
  • Proven experience in media, communication, advocacy or related field in the humanitarian context, including photography and video skills.
  • Proven ability to produce excellent written English across a range of communication products.
  • Relevant skills managing social media platforms.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multi-task and work with short deadlines
Education Field: Journalism / Communications
Education Level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree
Personal Qualities
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian context of Kenya and the Horn of Africa
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
Language: English
We Offer
Duty Station: Nairobi
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary / Benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.
Miscellaneous info
Travel: Some travelling must be expected
How to Apply
Candidates should apply on line by going through
Email and paper applications will not be considered
Search Criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special Field: Communications / PR
  • Role: Worker
Deadline for application: 20/04/2017

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