Communications Officer Job in Kenya

The Greenbelt Movement is
in an exciting growth phase, expanding its work in Kenya and increasing its
influence across Africa. GBM is looking for a Communications Officer with
experience in environment sustainability, human rights and/or other social justice

Reporting to GBM’s Head of
Advocacy and Communications and working in collaboration with GBM staff, the
officer will develop and implement traditional and social media plans and
content about GBM’s key priorities including: GBM’s forest restoration projects,
national and global advocacy including public interest litigation; relevant
national law and policy; and campaigns at regional and global multilateral
process on climate change and biodiversity protection.

The candidate will also
coordinate immediate and ongoing communications needs related to GBM’s website,
newsletters and maintain databases for GBM members, regional media, allies and

Key Responsibilities

Maintain GBM’s website, social media and fundraising sites
through daily monitoring, posting and content development in collaboration
with programme staff

Working closely with the GBM programme team to ensure
relevant programme materials are developed and disseminated through social
media channels and/or to partner organisations directly

Support the programme staff in development of blogs, reports,
and other publications and manage regular internal and public newsletter

Stay up-to-date on relevant news on traditional and social
media and distribute among relevant staff members

Archive all communication materials, including digital, such
as publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio- visual
materials, web resources etc

Develop a communications calendar and contribute to the
development of a media and communications strategy

Support the Head of Advocacy and Communications to coordinate
special events, media engagements and campaigns through relevant
communications tools, and to manage relationships and develop a database
of media contacts

Support the Head of Advocacy and Communications to produce
timely and quality production of advocacy and branding materials such as
newsletters for internal and external distribution, annual reports,
picture stories, videos

Support the Executive Director during fundraising or project
design phases to identify appropriate communication activities for
respective projects

Qualifications and

Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, public
relations or a related field

At least three years post-qualification experience doing
similar work is required.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills required,
and experience with print, audio and film story telling for advocacy

Demonstrated social media experience (Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, TikTok use and analytics)

Excellent skills in website and social media management and
analytics, design and layout skills and experience (Adobe Photoshop,
PageMaker, Canva etc) and newsletter distribution

Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
Be a team player, driven self-starter who is reliable with
excellent time management skills, ability to prioritise, pay attention to
detail, and shows initiative at work

Demonstrated interest in advocating for social and
environmental justice

Ability to travel locally and internationally and, when
required, to work outside normal office hours.

How To Apply

Applications should be
submitted via email to on
or before Friday 26th January 2024

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