NIRAS Specialist Job (Communications & Visibility)


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Closing date: August 30, 2021

Are you visually talented communications professional with experience in graphic design, based in the Nairobi area who wants to work as an integral part of a growing team in an international development consulting firm?

Based in Nairobi, NIRAS Africa is the Head Office for all NIRAS offices in Africa: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia with a responsibility for Kenya and the neighboring countries not covered by an office, mainly Rwanda, South Sudan, and Somalia.

About the job:

  • Nairobi office communications focal point.
  • Maintaining NIRAS visual image and brand across tender and project documents, reports, and written communications materials.
  • Graphic and visual support to tender development using NIRAS templates.
  • Supporting project managers in the development of project briefs and news items for internal and external audiences.
  • Supporting project managers in the development of communications products for client projects either directly or through connections with communications and graphic design consultants (promotional material, mid-term and final reports, newsletters, videos, brochures, etc).
  • Strengthen and provide support to relevant project team communication staff within African Region.
  • Lead in showcasing Africa regional projects by creating communications plans and strategies for ongoing/upcoming projects and keeping the website up to date.
  • Increase the visibility of the projects through written (story collection, articles), visual content (online designs), on website, newsletter, social media, and event management/meetings.
  • Play a leading role in collating external reports and news articles from local media, analyze media trends and potential for social media activities.**
  • Other tasks as required which may come as your role at NIRAS evolves.

Suitable candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • University degree in, Communications, Journalism, Arts, Social Sciences, Graphic Design, or a related field.
  • 4 (four) years of relevant professional experience in a similar role in public relations, communication, awareness raising, journalism and/or marketing.
  • Strong working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator or other graphic design programmes ( please provide links to samples of your work in your cover letter or CV ).
  • High competence in English-language writing skills.
  • Ability to create promotional materials such as brochures and visually appealing reports and develop visual concepts, graphics – including infographics – and layouts for newsletters, reports and other communications materials.
  • Independent and self-motivated worker, ability to work as part of a global team, meeting deadlines and delivering fast turnaround when needed.
  • Experience with storytelling and sharing project results and successes in a visually appealing and interesting way.
  • Ability to “translate” detailed policy documents into succinct briefs, highlighting key points and important take-aways.
  • Experience with website design and content management systems a plus
  • Experience in video production a plus.
  • Strong business acumen, with a growth mindset and entrepreneurial spirit.

The right candidate will possess the problem-solving skills necessary to manage emerging challenges and be able to think independently. Valued in perspective, candidates also will have a genuine interest in development consulting and of course a positive and open-minded work approach.

How to Apply

If this sounds like a job for you, please feel submit your application on  [email protected]  by   30 TH  August 2021.  Hard copies will not be accepted. We look forward to hearing from you. We will consider any applicant with the appropriate skills equally, irrespective of their background

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