Saturday, June 13, 2015

One Acre Fund ,East Africa Media Relations Associate Jobs in Tanzania

Job description

Exceptional professionals with 2+ years of work experience and a demonstrated long-term passion for international dev
Job Location
Nairobi preferred. Options: Nairobi, Kisumu, Bungoma, Dar es Salaam
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.
Job Description
One Acre Fund is seeking an East Africa media relations associate to coordinate public and media relations across all countries of operation. Working closely with the department's global communication lead, in-country communications officers, and our East Africa People Operations, Government Relations, and Field Operations teams, the media relations associate will help guide in-country public relations strategies, field and respond to media inquiries, provide journalists with information about One Acre Fund's operations, maintain relationships with priority outlets, and help host visiting media in the field in various countries. The associate will also support daily media and social media monitoring and support ongoing risk assessments and rapid response communications. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience and education in public relations and/or journalism and possesses a working knowledge of media in East Africa. Travel in East Africa required 3-4 times a year. Responsibilities include:
  • Media relations in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Malawi
  • Fielding, routing, and responding to media inquiries
  • Building and maintaining media relationships
  • Working with East African leadership teams on local and regional outreach plans
  • Supporting rapid response communications planning and execution
  • Maintaining close relations with the East Africa People Operations, Government Relations, and Field Operations teams and helping to identify issues before they arise
  • Preparing leadership and other staff for interviews and media visits
  • Hosting visiting media in the field as needed
  • Monitoring daily news and social media for relevant news
  • Maintaining a media database of contacts and interactions
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.
We are seeking 1 exceptional professional(s) with at least 2 year(s) of work experience and a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • 2 years of on-the-job experience in public relations or journalism in East Africa
  • Journalism, PR or related communications Bachelor's degree
  • Solid understanding and familiarity with major East African media outlets and writers
  • Astute relationship manager
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, starting a business).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume)
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Willingness to be on call after-hours and on weekends
  • Willingness to travel internationally on short notice
  • Language: English required; Swahili fluency preferred
Preferred Start Date
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance.
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.
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