Strategic Communication Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

The Africa Talent Company

Job Description

This role will provide strategic and technical leadership and oversight to Plan’s Advocacy, campaigning, Media and Communications work in the region. S/he ensures that the regional advocacy priorities are prioritized in our strategic partnerships and engagement with actors and stakeholders through influencing activities at the regional level. S/he collaborates with the Global Influencing and Partnerships Department at our international headquarters, with our UN Liaison Offices and particularly with the Pan-African Liaison Office and the West and Central African Regional Office to ensure that global advocacy, communication priorities and campaigns effectively support our goals. S/he supports capacity development and quality assurance measures for communication and influencing staff in Eastern and Southern Africa and represents Regional Office in global Influencing network and other networking fora.

Key Responsibilities

· A member of the Regional Office Management Team (ROMT) and leader of the regional network covering our advocacy, policy, strategic partnership and communication and media work in RESA.

· Provides leadership and supervision to regional team for all influencing and communication and fosters integration of programme and influencing activities.

· Facilitates the development and maintenance of strong internal and external linkages with key regional and sub-regional institutions, strategic partners, peer organisations, the private/corporate sector and media outlets within and beyond the region.

· Advises on and manages risks related to advocacy, campaigning, strategic partnership, communication and media work in the region.

· Develops and oversees the execution of the assigned component of the regional office budget.


· In-depth knowledge of current issues and trends, in both the development and humanitarian sectors in the region of Eastern and Southern Africa and beyond.

· Masters level required in one of the following fields: national and international law, communication and Public Relations, international development and political sciences

· Demonstrated working knowledge of regional stakeholders and actors, such as national Governments, inter-governmental institutions, civil society and UN agencies, media and journalists

· Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience of working as a manager with supervisory capacity and budget responsibility

· Proven experience to develop and implement advocacy, influencing, partnership and communication and media strategies

· Excellent understanding of child rights and gender equality as pre-conditions and ingredients for sustainable development.

· Working knowledge of French, Portuguese or Arabic desirable.


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