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Oct 23, 2017

ACDI / VOCA Communications / Knowledge Management Specialist Job in Kenya

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 

ACDI / VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.


Overview: ACDI/VOCA is currently implementing a $45 million, five-year development program entitled Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS) in 5 Northern Kenya Counties (Turkana, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo & Garissa) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

The objective of the program is to strengthen people’s Resilience to shocks and stresses and reduce the prevalence and depth of poverty, household hunger and chronic undernutrition. 

The program aims to do so by taking collective action on Economic Opportunities and by Strengthening Institutions, Market Systems, Governance and Human capital.
 
Pursuant to that objective, ACDI/VOCA is seeking for experienced and talented professional for a Communications / Knowledge Management Specialist position. 

Based in Nairobi and working across the 5 Counties, the individual will report to the Communications and Outreach Director and be actively involved in planning, execution and management of all communication strategy to increase program visibility, communicating implementation progress and grow impact of the program.  

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the communications related to the Livestock Market System Activity.
 
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide support to Communications and Outreach Director to develop communications and outreach strategies, and implement all communication related activities;
  • Draft, edit, review and ensure accurate translations of Livestock Market System’s communication materials and dissemination of briefings and speeches, news releases, success stories, talking points, Q&As, videos, radio spots, events and launches etc.;
  • In collaboration with the Communications and Outreach Director and technical teams, oversee the planning, and organization of special events and activities that promote Livestock Market System’s awareness and management;
  • Work with the head of department to ensure monthly and quarterly reports are produced and disseminated;
  • Support the communications activities by rolling out a collaboration, learning and adaption plan for Livestock Market Systems Activity;
  • Monitor effectiveness of communication to ensure Livestock Market System achieves its desired goals;
  • Monitor news trends in Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Turkana and Wajir counties;
  • Builds capacity and provide communications support to the technical team, to help them better communicate development and change.
Qualifications:
  • A degree in Communication, development communication or its equivalent;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in development communication and knowledge management with NGOs or private sector;
  • Strong communications planning skills – understanding how to plan and implement the strategy;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and experience writing communications outputs: situation reports, case studies, and factsheets/briefings;
  • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information;
  • Good skills in writing articles and pieces for internal and external dissemination;
  • Proven ability to work as a team player;
  • Preparedness to travel frequently in project counties including to remote locations is essential;
To Apply:
 
Please submit a resume to [email protected] no later than November 1, 2017. 

Please include the position title in the subject line. 

Resume and related application documents shall be provided as a single attachment and list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term consulting work. 

Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. 

Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 

ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. 

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