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Consortium Communications Coordinator At Danish Refugee Council – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldMedia / Advertising / Branding 

Overall purpose of the role:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading a consortium of partners in implementation of the EU-funded BORESHA NABAD programme implemented across Mandera, Kenya, Dollo Ado, Ethiopia and Gedo, Somalia. Building upon BORESHA I, II and III, BORESHA NABAD is centered on enhancing the effectiveness of conflict prevention and mitigation, disaster risk reduction and management, and resilience-building in cross-border communities. DRC is partnering with Rural Agency for Community Development (RACIDA), Voice for Peace for All in the Horn of Africa (VOPA) and Mandera Women for Peace and Development (WFPD) to deliver BORESHA NABAD.

DRC is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to drive the overall development and implementation of the BORESHA-NABAD project’s communication and visibility plan in line with DRC and- EU’s communications and visibility strategies. The ideal candidate will closely work with other DRC offices and consortium partner teams and will be required to provide support in accordance with the project’s needs and requirements, ensuring communication deliverables meet the standards and required guidelines.

The position is opened to Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somalian national applicants.      

The role will have the following key responsibilities :

  • Work on the development, implementation, and coordination of the project’s communication and visibility strategy as per DRC and EU communications and visibility guidelines;
  • Regularly coordinate and host consortium communications meetings with the consortium partners’ focal points to stay informed about planned activities, upcoming events, and campaigns, and provide guidance and support as needed to coordinate and align the project’s communication and visibility approaches with the programme implementation and reporting;
  • Create content for the BORESHA-NABAD website and social media handles and ensure timely updates of the project news and activities across these platforms while ensuring compliance with the donor and DRC guidelines;
  • Track media coverage opportunities and undertake regular media monitoring (on social and traditional media) for references to project activities;
  • Develop and edit photos, videos, web articles, tweets, social media posts, press releases, and monthly newsletters with project colleagues and manage an editorial calendar for the proposed thematic contents as necessary;
  • Work with the programme, M&E, and partnership coordinators to train field staff and local partners and develop easy-to-follow communication materials and templates;
  • Provide technical support to the supply chain team in the procurement of communication materials and maintain an up to-date filing system for all communication materials, including photos and other contents;
  • Help with programme and donor events, including developing communication and visibility materials for high level events in a short notice.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Experience and Technical comptencies (included years of experience)

  • University degree in communications, journalism, international relations, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in a similar role, or as a writer and context developer in communications for development, preferably in peacebuilding and livelihood programmes setting.
  • Experience in communications strategy development and implementation in a consortium setting.
  • Strong graphic design skills and ability to use all related Adobe and social media tools, Google Analytics, and content management systems.
  • Photography and video editing skills is required.
  • Excellent consortium coordination skills to effectively liaise with all project partners  staff and external stakeholders involved in the project.
  • Ability to develop communication and visibility materials for high-level events in a short notice.
  • Ability to take the initiative to suggest creative solutions for social media platforms; Demonstrated experience to initiate and suggest creative solutions for social media platforms and maintain social media campaigns.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required ( to be tested)
  • Familiarity and knowledge of cross-cultural dynamics in any of the program target locations.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Danish Refugee Council on to apply.

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