COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST, Kenya Markets Trust


RE: CS/05/2018 – COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

Kenya Markets Trust is a Kenyan non-governmental organisation that works in partnership with the private sector; non-governmental organisations; county and national governments; associations and other local and International partners to unleash large scale, sustainable market growth by changing the underlying incentives, capacities and rules that shape how market systems work.

KMT is currently working in three sectors – agricultural inputs, livestock and water – and implements some work in these sectors internally and some through local partners. Our working funds/revenue comes from donors and foundations (for more information on KMT see www.kenyamarkets.org). Kenya Markets Trust is seeking to fill the following position:

RE: CS/05/2018 – COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and Communication, the position will provide professional technical and operations communication services to support KMT’s activities. He/she will also support implementation of KMT’s Corporate Communication & brand strategy, media management and coordination of PR activities.

Key Responsibilities:
Support development and implementation of KMT’s Communication and brand strategy.
Manage KMT’s internal and external communication in line with established organisation standards.
Assist in production and editing of information and communication materials e.g. brochures, fact sheets, newsletter and documentaries and their dissemination.
Ensure that all final documents are of high quality and adhere to KMT’s Style and Citation Standards/Guidelines.
Provide editorial support to the sector, policy and climate teams in writing and publication of policy briefs, opinion papers and newspaper editorials.
Develop a database of key local and international contacts, distribution lists for various reports, bulletins, and other documentation.
Manage the organisation website and social media accounts i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin etc. ensuring that they are up to date and share with relevant staff any queries and suggestions from the ‘online community’.
Manage timely production and distribution of KMT’s newsletter on a monthly basis.
Responsible for media management ensuring high quality media coverage of KMT activities.
In liaison with the MRE and Sector teams, capture and document case studies and human interest stories on sector successes, lesson learnt, best practices and challenges.
Coordinate and manage KMT’s crisis communication.
Support and coordinate organization events.

Key Qualifications:
A degree in communication, journalism, public relations or equivalent qualifications.
At least 5 years working experience, with demonstrated working exposure in the communication field.
Demonstrated competencies in development of products such as communication materials, documentation and publication (including web-based documentation) in programme implementation.
Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials, NGOs, community groups and other partners.
Knowledge of computer systems and applications, especially those related to interactive digital media.
Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
Ability to use communication tools and equipment such as pictures, video footage, writing and editing skills.

If you meet the above qualifications, please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter indicating names of three (3) referees to vacancy@kenyamarkets.org. Please indicate position reference number in the subject line. Deadline for receiving applications is May 18, 2018.

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.