Apr 13, 2012
Vacancy No.: VA/FPA/KEN/03/2012
Position Title: National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP)
Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration of Appointment: One year, renewable subject to need, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Reporting to: The Board, Kenya Media Network on Population and Development (KEMEP)
The Kenya Media Network on Population and Development (KEMEP) is an association of professional journalists working in different media houses whose main focus is to raise the stature of population and development journalism in the media, and the public as a whole, with a view to effecting positive change on matters of population and development.
KEMEP wishes to recruit a National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) who will spearhead fundraising for its activities, support the implementation of its Annual Work Plan, and coordinate activities between the media and KEMEP’s financial partners. The focus of the NPPP will be to ensure consistent coverage of issues related with population and development, including gender and reproductive health.
Under the guidance of the KEMEP Board and its financial and implementing partners, the NPPP will be responsible for the following:
- Provide leadership and technical support to KEMEP members in the implementation of all its programmes and activities as envisaged in its Work Plans.
- As the Resource Person in KEMEP’s Secretariat, contribute to the effective functioning of the secretariat and facilitate networking and collaboration of partners interested in working with the media.
- Coordinate media coverage with actors in the area of population and development seeking media coverage.
- Work closely with key stakeholders in the sector of population and development.
- Monitor and report on status of media coverage on issues related to population and development through conducting a daily media analysis.
- Sustain the highest standards of reporting, writing, editing and broadcasting in population and development journalism.
- Develop a strong and vibrant community of journalists concerned with all forms of population and development journalism and promote understanding between journalists and their sources of news.
- Advocate for the improvement of professional development opportunities for journalists who cover any aspect of population and development.
- Strengthen the exchange of information and experiences on population and development issues in Kenya.
- Utilize all forms of media, including online and social media, to communicate on population and development issues in Kenya so as to inform and educate people more widely and intensely.
- Enhance collaboration and increase interaction between media and organizations working in the area of population and development.
- Highlight national and regional population campaigns and other advocacy initiatives.
- Be the official spokesperson of KEMEP.
- Call for meetings and be responsible for the custody of KEMEP records and all documentation.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board.
- Keep accurate financial records of the network and provide the Board with an account of transactions.
- Monthly progress reports on implementation of activities.
- Documentation of all media reports on population and development.
- An active, updated and vibrant KEMEP website.
- A yearly financial report.
- A functioning KEMEP Secretariat with a regularly updated database on partners and members involved in population and development.
- Quarterly Reports to be shared with KEMEP and partners.
- Successful annual media awards.
- A Masters’ degree in journalism, communication or social sciences.
- At least 5 years’ experience in the media working as a journalist and/or editor.
- Established great relationship and network of media managers and practitioners.
- Firm understanding of KEMEP’s objectives and vision.
- Excellent communication, reporting and writing skills.
- A team player.
- Computer literate.
- Excellent skills in fundraising and client management.
- Excellent skills in public speaking.
- High integrity, good organization skills, interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with stakeholders.
- Ability to conduct high-level discussions and negotiations with senior government officials, development partners and media managers.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
- Although this is an office-based appointment, the successful applicant must be willing and ready to travel frequently to the field.