Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Our mission is to timely, effectively and innovatively deliver humanitarian services with respect, in solidarity and accountability to our stakeholders, our communities and affected populations.
The Society is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic persons to fill the following position:

Position Title:
Communication assistant
Reporting to:
Public Relations and Communications Manager
Job Location:

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Public Relations and Communications Manager, the Communications Assistant will support the implementation of communication strategies, closely working with the programme teams, the 47 Kenya Red Cross Society county branches and partners. He/She will support the planning, directing, controlling and implementation of proactive communication programs to enhance the reputation of the Society and its visibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Plan and develop information and publicity materials, as well as implement activities designed to improve understanding and acceptance of the Society’s policies, objectives, strategies and humanitarian services.
 Gather, edit and package communication materials and institutional publications for internal and external audiences.
 Development and production of the E-newsletter and the quarterly magazine.  Assist in the documentation of program activities through print, photography and videography.
 Coordinate and ensure that the website content is up to date and relevant.
 Monitoring the Society’s information packages by ensuring appropriate content and targeting.
 Providing assistance in the targeted media campaigns, organizing awareness workshops, trainings, donor meetings, outreach and advocacy forums.
 Maintaining records of all press coverage, tracking the Society’s profile and providing assistance in the development of strategic initiatives.
 Support the effective implementation of the Society’s Public Relations and
 Communications Policy.
 Oversee production of IEC materials to ensure standardization of the KRCS brand and its affiliates

Minimum Qualifications

 Diploma in Mass Communications or a media related field. A Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage.
 At least 2 years demonstrated experience in developing and implementing effective corporate communications programmes.
 Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications.
Key Competencies
 Strong verbal and written communication skills.
 Good inter-personal skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Good photography and videography skills.  Experience in website content management.  Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to or drop their applications addressed as below, so as to reach us not later than Wednesday, 27th March 2019;
The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society P.O. Box 40712-00100,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job disclaimer and notification:
Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.


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