Director, Strategic Communications & Engagement, Kenya Private Sector

Primary Duties And Responsibilities

Lead the development of project deliverables, including coordinating information gathering for weekly, quarterly, annual reports and annual work plans, one-pagers, reports, etc.Contribute to the sections of deliverables related to M&E and Communications
Ensure appropriate branding and marking for all communications tools
Oversee the design and roll out of all tools to effectively communicate project activities and results, (i.e. website, videos, visual images, Investment Mapping System (IMS), press releases, flyers, newsletters, etc.)
Maintain project library of all communications tools, photos and events in a digital format
Conduct media relations for the project, including targeted publicity for project activities and responses to queries from press.Write press releases, organize press conferences, schedule interviews for spokespersons for the project, etc.
Maintain a close and collaborative relationship with USAID and the U.S. Embassy teams on all outreach and communications efforts
Support development of project events and workshops in collaboration with project teams
Maintain editorial calendar of communications topics and collaborate with program areas to ensure robust content pipeline
Contextualize project outcomes and impacts to the short and long term needs of USAID.
Manage Communications team including Short-Term Technical Assistance for Communications efforts (i.e. editors, graphic designers, video production teams, Investment Mapping System, photographers, etc.)
Any and all other project-related tasks as required by the Chief of Party and Palladium HQ


Required Qualifications

Proven experience in communications, outreach, and/or marketing, preferably on a USAID project.
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
Ability to communicate effectively with managers, colleagues, service providers and clients
Microsoft office suite proficiency and the ability to operate spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level
Proactive problem-solving, decision-making and good judgment skills
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities
Professional and mature demeanor and conduct
Excellent communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills


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