17 Mar 2023

Communications Manager at CFK Africa

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Job Description

CFK Africa improves public health and economic prosperity in informal settlements. We combine public service with responsible research to inform and assist participatory development in Kibera – one of the largest informal settlements in Africa – and other informal settlements globally. By maintaining a participatory focus, continuing to invest in youth leadership potential, and forming key ethical research and community-led development partnerships, the future is full of possibility and promise for talented youth in informal settlements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with CFK Africa staff in both Kenya and the US to conceptualize and implement communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Lead the implementation of communication strategy including organizational brand positioning.
  • Develop, write and edit communications and marketing materials, including press releases, videos, newsletters, blog posts and social media content.
  • Promote communications and marketing materials through appropriate social media channels.
  • Ensure that all communications and marketing material aligns with CFK Africa brand standards.
  •  Maintain digital media archives, including photos and videos.
  • Responsible for local branding, advertising, trade shows, organization events and assisting in the development of promotional collateral.
  • Manage the communication calendar to support partnership development efforts.
  • Develop escalation protocols for managing communication crises, should they arise.
  • Track analytics and create reports detailing successes and failures of communications campaigns.
  • Collaborate with appropriate program staff to gather, oversee, and deliver program impact stories for multi-channel campaigns encompassing thought leadership, email campaigns, blog posts, videos and social media strategies.
  • Contribute to and execute local media outreach (press kit) materials, including press releases, pitch letters, case studies, feature articles, and trend stories.
  • In collaboration with US staff, assist with the development of the annual report and other marketing collateral.
  • Write, copy edit and assist in the development of donor reports and grant proposals.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related digital management field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project support for communications and digital content creation and management.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral intercultural communication skills in both Swahili and English.
  • Excellent photography and video production skills.
  • Ability to turn content from channels into media-worthy stories.
  • Knowledge of international community development, gender and ethnicity issues, youth education, public health, and asset building a plus.
  • Working understanding of digital marketing tactics, strategy and execution.
  • Experience with event management and photography.
  • Experience using photo editing, video editing, and desktop publishing software including Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, In Design and Illustrator and/or open-source graphic design platforms.
  •  Experience with website content development.
    Work experience in the NGO sector is desired.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 31 March. 2023


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