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Communications Manager, Country Programmes


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Country: Kenya
Organization: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Closing date: 13 Sep 2020

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an experienced communications specialist to take on the new role of Communications Manager, Country Programmes. This role will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya and will have a truly global impact. It is initially offered on an 18 month fixed-term contract with the intention to extend thereafter, subject to funding.

About GAIN

GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the role

As Communications Manager; Country Programmes, you will develop, coordinate and implement strategies that ensure that GAIN is able to tell the real and compelling stories of the work it is delivering across the globe.

Role specifics include;

Develop, coordinate and supervise execution of the global communications strategy in GAIN countiries
Coordinate outreach to public and media and messaging to be consistent across all countries
Deliver regular thought leadership content e.g. interviews, podcasts, opinion pieces
Strengthen the digital communication at country levels through targeted digital engagement and positioning, develop the capacity of country offices to sustain an up-to-date online (GAIN website) and social media presence
Build internal communications capacity by providing timely and effective information to all staff across countries, promote stronger staff engagement, identify priority events ie. awareness days
Provide guidance, tools and content across the organisation to reinforce coherence in messaging and brand
Systematically employ monitoring and metric tools for measuring impact, gauging gaps and assisting fine tuning of our public communications strategy

About you

You must be a self-starter with proven experience of working in a similar role, preferably with an NGO or international organisation. You'll be an effective communicator and be able to use this skill to develop positive relationships to motivate the team and external stakeholders. In addition, you will have substantial experience in the field of media relations and / or public relations and corporate communications, preferably across multiple low or middle income countries. You must be confident and fully conversant in business English, both written and verbal. Fluency in another GAIN country language would be an advantage.

About our offer

In addition to competitive salary, GAIN offers 25 days holiday (plus public holiday), flexible working, home working and professional development opportunities. We will support you to grow in your career and offer this within a supportive and collaborative environment. Additional country specific benefits may apply.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

This advert closes on 13th September 2020. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable applications ahead of ths closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate

How to apply:

To apply, follow the the link below which will take you to the GAIN careers site. Here you will find the full job description as well as further information about working for GAIN. You will need to have an up to date CV ready, and be prepared to answer application questions specific to the role.


This advert closes on 13th September 2020. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable applications ahead of ths closing date.

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