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Communications Associate


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Country: Kenya
Organization: BRAC
Closing date: 14 Feb 2022

Career with BRAC International

BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh in 1972 that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential. BRAC’s community-led, holistic approach is reflected in its unique integrated development model, which brings together social development, social enterprises and humanitarian response for lasting, systemic change. BRAC is born and proven in the south, and has become a world leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes at scale, with a particular focus on communities in marginalised, extremely poor or post-disaster settings across Asia and Africa.

BRAC International (BI) operates in 10 countries across Africa and Asia. BI’s approach is grounded in the conviction that people living in vulnerable situations can be agents of change if they are empowered with the tools, skills, and hope they need to change their lives. It designs proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise on successfully implemented programmes is applied across 10 countries, touching the lives of over 130 million people, where its models are adapted according to the country’s context.

BRAC started microfinance in Bangladesh in 1974. It first expanded its microfinance operations internationally in 2002 and now operates in six countries outside of Bangladesh - Myanmar, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In each of these countries, BRAC’s financial institutions are legally registered entities and uniquely positioned to serve its markets. BRAC has deposit-taking institutions in Myanmar, Rwanda and Uganda.

BRAC International Microfinance is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Communications Associate, BRAC International Holdings B.V.

About BRAC International Holdings B.V. (BIHBV)

BRAC International Holdings B.V. (BIHBV) was set up in 2010 as a private limited liability company under the laws of the Netherlands and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stichting BRAC International. BIHBV is a socially responsible for-profit organisation, engaging people in sustainable economic and income-generating activities. The core focus of BIHBV is to provide microfinance services to people, particularly women, living in poverty and hard-to-reach areas to build their financial resilience and improve the quality of life for them and their families.

About the Opportunity

The Communications Associate will be responsible for providing strategic communications and marketing support to BRAC International Microfinance (BI MF) and its entities. The incumbent will closely with BI MF’s technical leads to enhance global visibility and thought leadership of BI MF as an advocate of impact-focused approach for investing in and delivery of financial services for people living in poverty. The key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Key Responsibilities:

· Conceptualise and develop contents for websites and different social media platforms. Write and edit client stories, scripts for videos, blogs, case studies, factsheets, capacity statements and annual reports. Periodically update all external facing materials. Develop and manage a communications resource portal and share with internal and external stakeholders.

· Provide support in planning and implementation to achieve communications and marketing objectives of BI MF’s entities. Support country communications teams to ensure brand consistency, boost media engagement through effective PR, and organise campaigns to enhance the visibility of the BRAC brand in all countries.

· Support communications needs of CEOs and senior leadership of BIHBV by developing presentations, talking points for interviews and editorials.

· Provide creative planning and execution support to develop social and behaviour change materials in coordination with internal and external design teams, product, impact and social performance experts and various functional leads of BI MF.

· Support BRAC global communications team with information and content and join campaigns on key thematic areas. Maintain relationships with affiliates, BRAC central communications team, regional teams and BI programmes to exchange information and knowledge.

· Develop campaign reports, ToRs, budgets and track performance through periodic communication audits.

· Set up and coordinate meetings via digital platforms across different time zones. Take meeting minutes and notes, support BI MF Director and technical leads with research and information when required, and develop presentations/communications for them to participate in internal and external events.


· Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.

· Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.

· Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

· Knowledge: Knowledge of BRAC’s vision, mission, and programmes; good understanding of development themes and issues; very good knowledge of contemporary communication styles and platforms; knowledge of microfinance and financial inclusion will be an added advantage.

· Skills: Fluent in English speaking and writing; ability to plan strategic campaigns; project management and event management; expert in developing ideas and content for various digital media platforms; strong creative and technical writing abilities.

· Competencies: Ability to facilitate group meetings; developing work and project plans; setting priorities; meeting deadlines; relationship building; strong attention to detail.

Education and Experience Requirements:

· Bachelors or Master’s degree in Media and Communication/ International Development / Development Studies/Marketing

· Minimum 2-3 years of experience in international development/communications/brand marketing

Employment Type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

How to apply:

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates should email their CV/Resume and a cover letter to recruitment.bi@brac.net

Internal candidates should send their updated CV/Resume and cover letter mentioning BRAC PIN to internal.bi@brac.net

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 11/22 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 14 February 2022

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and background checks, self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are the part of our Performance Management System.

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

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