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Job Summary

EAFF is looking for a communications officer.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:1 year

Job Description/Requirements

The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) is a non-political, non-profit, democratic farmers’ umbrella organization in Eastern Africa. Its current membership is in the following countries – Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea and South Sudan.

The responsibilities for this position are;

•    Management of Public Relations and Communication
•    Coordinate the publication and disseminate of EAFF’s newsletters, magazines, documentaries, brochures, reports etc.
•    Manage content for communication materials reviewing, editing, branding and printing and upload finished products in relevant channel; articles, graphics, imagery, videos, pictures, etc.
•    Develop and maintain effective mechanisms for internal communications.
•    Support in drafting of various articles, letters and communiques as and when required
•    Take and edit pictures, audio and video recording for documentation purposes and for sharing with partners and key stakeholders.
•    Management of Website and Social Media Platforms
•    Maintain EAFF’s website and official social media platforms sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), YouTube etc.) and keep them relevant, updated and interactive, while ensuring implementation of new emergent platforms.
•    Ensure that the content of website is appropriate and up to date.
•    Ensure interactive responses to partners and public in the social media.
•    Prepare and disseminate blogs, updates, photos features, stories etc.
•    Perform any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications

•    Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations or Journalism.
•    At least three (1) years’ experience in media relations, public relations and communications in a busy organization in a similar position preferably from NGO background
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and good time and personal management skills
•    Good communication skills and strong command of English and Swahili languages
•    A strong team player and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
•    Demonstrated ability in event planning and facilitation
•    Computer literacy in the use of MS Office Suite – Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc.
•    Ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues, and have excellent report writing skills
•    Willingness to travel to program sites and interact effectively with local communities and to document the activities.
•    Ability to work independently but consult as necessary and deliver results with minimum supervision and under pressure.
•    Results oriented and able to align production with measurable goals and outcomes.
•    Results oriented and able to align production with measurable goals and outcomes.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates should make their application via "Apply Now Button" and include a cover letter and CV on or before close of business by 17th February at 17.00 p.m.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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