Overview

Public Relations And Communications Officer

Job Description

Ensure that East African Wild Life Society communicates impact of its advocacy work as well as its conservation programmes and to assist in brand building and fundraising related duties.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) on EAWLS social media within the brand guidelines, that builds meaningful connections and encourages the public to take action
Monitor, review, and analyze engagements on EAWLS websites and also on external social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
Develop creative social media campaigns in line with EAWLS strategic plan
Assists in the implementation of the EAWLS Communications Strategy
Disseminates information in appropriate media, as appropriate for different target audiences, that clearly explain EAWLS’s role in conservation and advocacy as well as its relevance to the Kenyan/East African society
Promotes and markets the EAWLS brand to improve its image and galvanize partnerships and membership
Participate in the production of Swara to enhance advertising and subscriptions
Develop, write and edit marketing and communications materials, including press releases, letters, speeches, posters and monthly reports
Ensures the timely production of the EAWLS newsletter as well as other EAWLS publications
Use Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and other relevant sites
Coordinate with marketing / sales team to create marketing campaigns
Working with the Communications Manager and Membership Officer prepare and optimize emails to send out to members and supporters
Collates all EAWLS photos and videos into a multimedia library
Maintains a media database of national, regional and international journalists with an interest in natural resource management
Performs any other duties as requested by the supervisor

Education

University Degree
University degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or other related fields
More Details on Experience

Excellent grasp of digital marketing and social media platforms and proven work experience in the same
Proven skill of photography, videography and video editing
Excellent news/feature writing and editing skills
Excellent media relations/management skills (writing press releases, press invites and organizing press visits will be an added advantage);
Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in a communications role
Hands-on multi-media skills (desktop publishing, film, photography)
Good knowledge of IT (is an added advantage)
An understanding of and vocational interest in, environmental conservation, international development, NGO sector and other related fields would be preferred
Excellent oral and written English and Kiswahili with knowledge of other local languages an asset.
More Details on Skills

Excellent communication interpersonal, organisational, analytical and research skills
Innovative, creative and willing to learn
Passionate about biodiversity conservation
Adherence to EAWLS’s values

MODE OF APPLICATION

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Candidates are requested to send a covering letter and Curriculum Vita  with the subject PR & Communications Officer Job Application on or before 15th October 2021.

About East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS)

The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) is a membership-based NGO that seeks to enhance the conservation and wise use of the environment and natural resources in East Africa for the benefit of current and future generations.