Job Title: Senior Campaigns and Communications Manager, AfricaDepartment: Africa ProgramsCenter Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a global human rights organization working to ensure that reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights worldwide. With offices in New York City, New York; Nairobi, Kenya; Bogota, Colombia; Geneva, Switzerland; and Washington, D.C., the Center is a non-profit, non-partisan organization changing law and policy throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States. Our 230+ diverse professionals are committed to advancing the Center’s human rights mission through game-changing litigation, legal policy, and advocacy work. This has powered the Center’s exceptional growth to an operating budget of over $40 million and won the respect of law firms worldwide, with an additional $29 million annually of donated legal services, representing the work of countless lawyers from more than 46 countries. The Center’s Strategic Plan sets a high mark for impact: By 2030, half of the world’s population will be living under stronger protections for reproductive rights than they are today.The Center has a track record of success to back up this ambitious goal. Since our founding in 1992, the Center has transformed how courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide understand and apply reproductive rights worldwide on maternal health, abortion, assisted reproduction, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). We have won groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies. Additionally, the Center has led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights. It has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 65 countries and counting.BackgroundReporting to the Associate Director, External Relations and Advocacy, the Senior Campaigns and Communications Manager, Africa will lead and develop the Communications (Communications for Development) Strategy for the Africa Program to advance our mission and program outcomes. The incumbent will be responsible for diversified communications engagement to advance a continent-wide agenda on SRHR and will be critical in producing and delivering high-quality communications and campaign products and providing support to the Senior Regional Director with internal/external engagements. The Senior Campaigns and Communications manager will also work closely with internal and external stakeholder partners to develop their communications for development capacity and create parallel communication strategies in support of legal and advocacy initiatives. The Senior Campaigns and Communications Manager, Africa position will be based in Nairobi with travel to various locations as assigned. Primary Responsibilities: Strategy - Develop and implement impactful communications for development strategies that support the Africa Program’s and the Center’s strategic outcomes and mandate. Programs messaging and campaigns – Design and lead campaigns that promote behavior change, social transformation, and community/stakeholder engagement around the African programs outcomes and our core issue areas in the Continent. Partnership building - leverage their networks to develop and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders, media platforms, partners, and our local communities to maximize engagement around our core issue areas in the continent and advance our legal policy advocacy goals, and demonstrate value add of Center’s engagement with various key actors that we work with. Content development, management, and delivery Develop, produce, and disseminate communications that include multi-media productions that provide for multi-channel, multi-format, and multi-audience communications for greater public and partner engagement - including communication targeting children and youth audiences. Interface with Partners to identify opportunities for capacity-building and provide innovative recommendations on how to spotlight Partner initiatives. Ensure that all communication for development initiatives is culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive, and inclusive of all stakeholders and communities in line with the Center’s DEI and core commitments Quality assurance and alignment with Center communications policies - Conduct research and evaluations to determine the effectiveness of communication for development strategies and campaigns and adjust strategies as needed, including ensuring high-level editorial/production and quality control for all African communication content and ensuring that messaging that is free from editorial, production, brand, child protection errors is delivered. In consultation with the Center’s Communications Team at HQ, ensure adherence to the Center’s brand attributes in all center PR materials, including for materials developed by vendors or consultants. Resource stewardship In consultation with Africa programs leads, Associate Director Advocacy and external relations and the SRD develop and manage budgets for communication for development initiatives and campaigns.Supervise and mentor communication staff and ensure they are trained and equipped to support the organization's development initiatives and campaigns. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public/Media Relations, Journalism, English, or a related field is required. At least ten years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience in leading the design and delivery of Programs communication for development strategies, messaging, and campaigns at International Development Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Donor Agencies, or Embassies. Additional understanding of and ability to synthesize political, social, and cultural issues and organizations and shape public debate in the African region.Excellent leadership and demonstrable track record of working and managing cross-cultural stakeholders and forging strong communications, production, and creative partnerships. Broad awareness and deep understanding of the global media landscape and current and developing strategies for communicating effectively in a continually evolving media environment.Proven ability to manage the workflow of projects, including facilitating project scope, identifying goals and deliverables, planning, scheduling project timelines, and monitoring project progress. Experience leading/managing multiple and overlapping content production assignments across multiple contexts that engage, compel, and demonstrate knowledge, impact, expertise, and proven ability to prioritize according to strategic need and effectively project manage to deliver timely outcomes.Excellent technical communications skills in the following areas: editorial, production, design, and proven ability to produce high-quality multi-media content. Ability to identify and understand different audiences and utilize appropriate communication channels and content, as well as an agile work ethic – able to quickly develop, implement, learn, adapt, and change. Demonstrated ability to research, write, fact-check, and edit various communication pieces for target audiences with minimal supervision.Ability to define and strengthen organizational brand awareness and reputation through multiple channels.Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, handle simultaneous assignments, and work within a team setting.Fluent English is required, and knowledge of a second language is an advantage. This position demands responsiveness to context, openness to working flexibly, and willingness to adjust according to operational realities and requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.Live the values of The Centre for Reproductive Rights. Strategic leadership skills in Budgeting, financial planning, and forecasting. Excellent written and verbal communication skills: interpersonal skills, especially the ability to adapt financial and accounting professional knowledge to Donor and grant funding requirements. Tenacity and Drive with the ability to work with strict deadlines and adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Proactive: Excellent at Dealing with issues proactively and promptly and avoiding backlog and delays in program work plans. Analytical ability: Possess excellent orientation to detail and data analytics skills necessary to handle and collate detailed financial data requirements by donors while adhering to the internal Centre for Reproductive Rights accounting and reporting standards. Individual leadership skills: Able to guide Technical Managers and project teams and direct reports; to work independently and interdependently in cross-functional work areas. Critical Competencies: Strategic thinking: Applies big-picture thinking while also focusing on implementation details. Decisiveness: Consistently makes sound decisions promptly, supporting the Center’s mission, core values, and strategic objectives. Blends vision and judgment. Collaboration: Bring a track record of working effectively with various and diverse individuals and groups and a willingness to actively listen and invite different views and opinions across all institution levels to build alignment to support a common goal. Receives and Provides Direct Feedback: Actively gives and requests feedback to and from peers, supervisors, and direct reports (if applicable) about work products, behaviors, values, style, and approaches with a view on how this impacts self, other individuals, and teams. Transparency: Consistently applies openness and honesty in communicating decisions and plans to team members. Commitment to learning: Applies a growth mentality to their own and their team’s (if applicable) development. Promotes a learning culture by modeling inquisitiveness and an openness to viewing mistakes as an opportunity to learn and improve. Passion for Coaching and Mentoring Staff: Empowers and motivates employees and creates opportunities for learning, development, and leadership, focusing on harnessing skills for the future development of team members. (if applicable) Accountability: Follows through on each commitment made to individual contributors, teams, and partners and proactively informs others of any delays that occur along the way. Holds team members accountable. Integrity: Possesses impeccable integrity and personal and professional values consistent with the Center’s high standards and mission. Empathy: An empathetic, approachable leader who engenders trust and confidence. (if applicable) Adaptability/Flexibility: Demonstrates comfort with ambiguity and calculated risk. Don’t meet every single requirement?At the Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Behavioral Competencies: Develop & Manage Self & Others: Takes ownership of individual growth to achieve full potential; recognizes the value of direct reports and helps them develop their full potential while also achieving set objectives. Collaboration (People First): Works intra- and cross-departmentally to support the goals and overarching strategies of the Center and its strategic plan. Feedback (Improve & Innovate): Actively engaged in feedback cycles: Gives and requests feedback to and from peers, supervisors, and direct reports about work products, behaviors, values, style, and approaches with a view on how this impacts self, other individuals, and teams.Accountability: Follow through on each commitment made to individual contributors, teams, and partners and proactively inform others of any delays that occur along the way. Work Competencies: Project Management: Works effectively on project teams to achieve long-term project goals and objectives.Problem Solve & Make Decisions: Identifies, analyzes, and resolves existing and anticipated problems, using common sense to make timely decisions to reach the best solutions for the organization. Internal/External Focus: Anticipates internal and external partner’s needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions that align with overall goals and objectives of the organization.Communication & Influence: Communicates with and influences others to gain agreement and commitment to the organization’s strategic goals. Compensation: The annual salary for this position is Ksh. 5,200,000 per annum. This salary is reflective of a position based in Nairobi, Kenya. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment if authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. Most of the salaries listed on our job postings reflect New York, NY salaries, where our national offices are headquartered.Benefits: Health: The Center pays up to 95%* of the premium for a comprehensive health insurance plan with no in-network deductible and best-in-class reproductive healthcare coverage, including infertility. The Center also offers Dental and Vision coverage. (* % may differ in various countries) Flexibility: The Center currently operates in a hybrid model, allowing you to choose which days you work in the office and work from homeWell-being: The Center offers resources to help prevent and recover from burnout through different programs that enable mental, physical, and community well-being. The Center offers generous leave, including paid parental leave, personal days, vacation, sick and unlimited sick time for COVID. We are also closed the last week of December to allow staff to spend time with their loved ones.Culture of Collaboration: Everyone at the Center is aligned to a specific goal, leading to a supportive and collaborative working environment.Growth: You will be working with and learning from some of the top legal and operational minds, all passionate about advancing reproductive rights worldwide. You will also be eligible for a stipend to use towards professional growth.Global: You will get a front-row seat to update on the fight for reproductive rights globally. You will also have access to Employee Resource Groups to connect to colleagues with similar interests/backgrounds/views. Investment: After the first year of employment, the Center will contribute 7.5%* of your annual salary to a 401(k) (* only applicable in US and Kenya)
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