24 Jan 2023

Communications Manager at Boma Projects

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Job Description

Helping Women Graduate from Extreme Poverty The BOMA Project is a U.S. nonprofit and Kenyan NGO with a proven track record, measurable results and a transformative approach to alleviating poverty and building resiliency in the drylands of Africa. Our Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) replaces aid with sustainable income and helps women to graduate from extreme poverty by giving them the tools they need to start small businesses in their communities. With this new and diversified source of income, they can feed their families, pay for school fees and medical care, accumulate savings for long-term stability, survive drought and adapt to a changing climate.

Requirements

Communications Strategy Coordination and Support

  • Support in the implementation of special communications strategies, initiatives, and campaigns;
  • Working with the Communications Director to translate participant profiles into compelling multi-media storytelling;
  • Working with counterparts from peer organizations or funders to manage BOMA’s presence and participation in partner communications;
  • Assisting with the maintenance of general BOMA email inboxes;
  • Collaborate with other BOMA departments to develop content and/or achieve shared objectives;
  • Assisting the Communications Director with ensuring that all communications and marketing material aligns with brand standards;
  • Working with the Communications Director to perform media outreach to achieve brand placement in publications;
  • Using BOMA’s branding and imagery to design compelling email, social, and other content for distribution to donors, partners, and more;
  • Maintaining digital media archives including photos and videos;
  • Maintaining updated contact lists and segments in MailChim

Content collection in the Field

  • Working with BOMA’s programs and logistics teams to plan and execute trips to the field in order to document BOMA’s work and collect participant testimony; act as a liaison between program and communications activities;
  • Working with the Communications Director to identify and develop multimedia stories for broader distribution in line with BOMA’s editorial calendar and other objectives;
  • Collecting content for partner or funder communications and reporting as needed;
  • Collecting photo and video content for use on social media and in other communications;
  • Reviewing collected content for accuracy and quality;
  • Translating the collected content for multiple platforms and audiences.

Media Engagement

  • Supporting the Communications Director and Chief Development and Marketing Officer with coordinating and conducting media visits;
  • Working with the Communications Director to produce an updated press kit, ensure the kit is kept up to date;
  • Maintaining a media list;
  • Engaging and working with journalists, photographers, and filmmakers;
  • Creating new media contacts for BOMA;
  • Pitching stories to media and support journalists, photographers and filmmakers in story development as needed;
  • Training the staff on how to speak to the media;
  • Working with BOMA staff and leadership team to draft talking points and prepare for planned media engagements as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Journalism or a related discipline
  • 7+ progressive years work experience with 2 years in a similar role – managing a communications function.
  • Impeccable writing and editorial skills
  • Knowledge of WordPress preferred;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.);
  • Experience with social media management across multiple platforms;
  • Occasional travel to remote areas and other operational areas of implementation. Experience working in an INGO will be an added advantage




Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  [email protected]
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 3 February. 2023





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