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Country: Kenya
Organization: Space for Giants
Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Space for Giants

Space for Giants is an international conservation organisation that protects Africa’s remaining natural ecosystems and the mega-fauna they contain, whilst bringing major economic and social value to local communities and national governments. Everywhere Space for Giants works - in Botswana, Gabon, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Mozambique a and the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area - it is able to bring an integrated approach to partnership that draws on science and research and best-practices in combating human-wildlife conflict, wildlife law enforcement and justice, conservation investment and protected area planning and management. Our Communications and Marketing Department is focused on telling these stories to reach new audiences and existing partners and donors with informative stories on conservation. Space for Giants is headquartered in Kenya, works in eleven countries in Africa, and is registered as a charity in the UK and a 501c3 non profit in the US.

Scope of Work

Space for Giants is looking for a highly motivated individual to support the execution of the overall marketing strategy and implementation, with a strong focus on generating high-quality content. This is a chance to gain hands-on experience developing and executing online marketing, working with a diverse team who share a passion for Africa, its wildlife, people and future. Experience working in the conservation or non-profit sector is highly desired.

Key responsibilities

  • Draft compelling journalist-quality external communications content including social media posts, campaigns, blogs, OpEds and monthly newsletters as well as assisting with content for the annual Impact Report and Giants Club Report.

  • Maintain website copy with the most compelling information and track use for continuous improvement.

  • Daily management of Space for Giants’ social media and digital engagement. This includes helping write copy to accompany images and graphics, posting regularly on social media channels, using technology to promote content to generate new leads and engagement; and responding to comments and messages across digital channels.

  • Collaborate with project teams to maintain the editorial calendar:

  • Maintain updated Space for Giants content calendar which captures strategic milestones, events, weekly social media posts, etc.

  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to fully understand needs, timing, format, review requirements, and any other considerations.

  • Be a responsive, nimble, and trusted resource for cross-department collaboration and support - manage and distribute assets to organization colleagues and partners as needed (one-pagers, logos, photo library, templates, etc.)

  • As requested, work with the Space for Giants team and partners in the field to collect material (videos, audio clips, reports) and convert them into engaging content (videos, graphics, posts) for a variety of audiences.

  • Maintaining relationships with local content producers including filmmakers and photographers.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelors of Journalism or related field/experience.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English. French and Portuguese skills are desirable.

  • Minimum three years experience in the non-profit sector or relevant conservation sector

  • Experience with social media and digital marketing.

  • Graphic design skills a plus

  • Self-directed with demonstrated ability to manage projects, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines.

  • Candidate must be highly motivated and organised

  • Ability to multitask and handle a fast paced environment and work well with a small team, goal orientated, highly flexible and adaptable to change

Place of Work

Nanyuki, Kenya.

Reporting and Delivery

The position will report to Marketing and Communications Team Lead

How to apply:

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience, you should apply by emailing your application to jobs@spaceforgiants.org. Indicate “Content Officer” in the subject line of your email.

Your application should include:

  1. An application letter, and a curriculum vitae.

  2. Any samples of relevant work or links to published work

Application Deadline: 31/01/2021- Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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