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Country: Kenya
Organization: Awareness Against Human Trafficking
Closing date: 6 Mar 2022

HAART Kenya Call for Application

Communication Officer

Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART), is a non-governmental organization based in Nairobi and dedicated to fighting human trafficking in Eastern Africa. HAART works through a multi-disciplinary approach applying the UN Four P’s Strategy to combat trafficking in persons: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Policy and Partnership. HAART is one of the key counter-trafficking organizations in Kenya addressing the issue of human trafficking by supporting the people most affected by it and also developing best practices in the movement.
HAART Kenya is currently recruiting for the position of a Communication Officer. The Officer shall manage the communication strategy and collaborate with all respective operations and within our organization in order to strengthen our perception in the sector, contribute to fund generations and donor relationships and drive impact communication. This shall contribute to ensuring HAART’s long long-term organizational sustainability. The Officer will work closely with the senior management, internal departments and our external agency.

Job Information

Location: Nairobi

Contract Duration: 1-year renewable contract

Position: Full time

Closing Date for Applications: 6th March 2022 EAT Salary: 70,000-90,0000 KSH gross per month He / she will be reporting to the CEO of HAART Kenya

Key Responsibilities and Duties:**

● Ensure a holistic implementation of the organizational communication strategy and collaborate with the senior management to further enhance the strategic approach.

● Develop, implement and monitor communication annual plan including budget and performance indicators in coordination with MEL

● Developing and managing organization’s visual brand and messaging in collaboration with our external agency

● Develop, plan, implement all coordinated offline and online communication tactics based on the communication plan as well as visibility products (brochures, website etc.) that achieve results on defined target audiences and within budget (including field visits).

● Serve as a community manager for our social media channels, monitor and moderate comments on social media posts, intervening as appropriate to answer questions and guide the conversation including handling queries of info@haartkenya mail Have a focus on developing fundraising engagement campaigns.

● Manage the communication budget and deliver reports

● Develop a sustainable tool which enables the organization to internally create fundraising-related content on an ongoing basis

● Identify and cultivate partnerships along with joint tactics/actions that contribute to expanding HAART’s perception among its stakeholders including setup of media/stakeholder database

● Develop HAART communication policy including ethics guideline together with the team and the Technical Advisor

● Close collaboration & cooperation with all HAART teams and contribution to internal capacity building in the field of communication through development and execution of internal trainings together with HR

● Develop, facilitate, participate in creating an advocacy strategy for active and meaningful engagement with governmental and other institutional/advocacy stakeholders

Essential Criteria & Qualification:

● Education: Degree in Communications, Political Sciences, Public Information, International

Relations or a related field.

●Job experience: minimum 3 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (Master’s Degree is an advantage),

● Job experience: minimum 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) including working in media, journalism, advocacy, or communications and marketing, or in closely related external relations contexts.

● Very good technical affinity for media contexts including knowledge of a wide range of social media skills, multimedia, web and digital tools.

● Developed understanding of the needs of media and public audiences.

● Outstanding news-writing and editing skills.

● Languages: Proficiency in English is and native Kiswahili skills required ● Strong interpersonal skills and a team builder.

All our staff are expected to strive for excellence, collaborate and communicate while ensuring full commitment to integrity.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

At HAART we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to apply:

Application process
Qualified candidates are invited to send one PDF of their cover letter, CV, contact information for 3 references and salary expectations to hr@haartkenya.org using “Communications officer” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed and short-listed candidates contacted. Visit https://haartkenya.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Call-for-application_Communication-Officer_Feb-2022.pdf for an updated version of the application.

No Fee Charged

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