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Communications Specialist

Closing: Apr 3, 2024

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Published: Mar 24, 2024 (19 days ago)

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Overview:

  • DT Global is seeking a Communications Specialist/Writer based in Nairobi, Kenya to join our Global Communications team. The Global Communications team supports DT Global’s corporate and project offices across five continents by building and amplifying the company’s stories and messaging. The Communications Specialist will work with the Global Communications team and staff across the company tell DT Global’s story. This position will source, write, and edit marketing content for external and internal communications needs, including website content, social media, newsletters, fact sheets, video scripts, and reports. The Communications Specialist will also provide support in other communications areas, including website support, event logistics, administrative support (invoicing), and other ad hoc needs as requested. We are a small and dynamic team, and candidates should be ready and excited to learn and grow.

Education & Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree and relevant college coursework in communications, English, international development or relations, political science, or other relevant fields required.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience on a communications team or in the international development sector required.
  • Strong writing and editing skills required, including ability to write in a variety of styles, including journalistic/blog style and report editing.
  • Ability to edit in American English required, understanding of British English vs American English grammar and spelling required.
  • Understanding of different styles of editing (substantive, copy editing, proofing) strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort interviewing staff, particularly across cultural or language differences, is required.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office tools required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Demonstrated interest in communications, familiarity with international development or topics related to governance, economic development, environment, or conflict and peacebuilding preferred.
  • Familiarity with AP and Chicago Styles preferred.
  • Proficiency in SharePoint and Wordpress preferred.

Core Competencies:

  • TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.
  • COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
  • ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.
  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
  • PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.


Responsibilities

Overview:

  • DT Global is seeking a Communications Specialist/Writer based in Nairobi, Kenya to join our Global Communications team. The Global Communications team supports DT Global’s corporate and project offices across five continents by building and amplifying the company’s stories and messaging. The Communications Specialist will work with the Global Communications team and staff across the company tell DT Global’s story. This position will source, write, and edit marketing content for external and internal communications needs, including website content, social media, newsletters, fact sheets, video scripts, and reports. The Communications Specialist will also provide support in other communications areas, including website support, event logistics, administrative support (invoicing), and other ad hoc needs as requested. We are a small and dynamic team, and candidates should be ready and excited to learn and grow.

Education & Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree and relevant college coursework in communications, English, international development or relations, political science, or other relevant fields required.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience on a communications team or in the international development sector required.
  • Strong writing and editing skills required, including ability to write in a variety of styles, including journalistic/blog style and report editing.
  • Ability to edit in American English required, understanding of British English vs American English grammar and spelling required.
  • Understanding of different styles of editing (substantive, copy editing, proofing) strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort interviewing staff, particularly across cultural or language differences, is required.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office tools required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Demonstrated interest in communications, familiarity with international development or topics related to governance, economic development, environment, or conflict and peacebuilding preferred.
  • Familiarity with AP and Chicago Styles preferred.
  • Proficiency in SharePoint and Wordpress preferred.

Core Competencies:

  • TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.
  • COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
  • ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.
  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
  • PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.


  • Source, write, edit, and upload news content, project pages, staff bios, and other website content for DT Global’s website.
  • Source and copy edit staff blogs, including querying staff and finding and selecting photos for publication; work with graphic design team to develop images as needed.
  • Work with Project teams and review project success stories and other materials to find potential stories for publication.
  • Copy edit and proofread project reports and other project deliverables.
  • Draft and/or edit a range of internal communications materials (newsletters, emails).
  • Support Global Communications team to draft marketing fact sheets, including reviewing data and synthesizing it into succinct prose.
  • Draft social media posts as needed, including reviewing reports or other content to draft posts.
  • Work with Global Communications team and Project teams to develop internal or external newsletters around general company updates or specific technical topics.
  • Develop and maintain a tracker of external publications, websites, podcasts, or other venues to place content.
  • Provide logistical events support as needed for in-house events and webinars.
  • Support team with website maintenance as needed.
  • Provide administrative support for Global Communications team, including invoicing and payments activities.


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