Regional Media And Communications Adviser at Norwegian Refugee Council
05.05.2021
Norwegian Refugee Council
Nairobi, KE, Kenya

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
Job Description
The Regional Office based in Nairobi, Kenya is recruiting for a Regional Media & Communications Adviser (RMCA) who will be the media focal point for NRC in the East Africa and Yemen Region. The RMCA will produce content for NRC’s communication channels, provide communications and media support to the Country Offices (COs), pioneer the creative use of media tools in delivering impact within our humanitarian programmes and support a broad range of communication activities from Regional Office and Head Office
Specific responsibilities
Establish the format and cycle of country communications plan development, and maintain oversight of these plans.
Initiate, produce and support the production of strong communication products to enhance NRC’s influencing work, build its profile across audiences, as well as public engagement and fundraising;
Pitch and manage interviews, press releases and field visits to international and local media outlets to draw attention to humanitarian needs and neglected crises, NRC’s work and public advocacy issues;
Manage media interviews of NRC staff;
Provide media interview training for NRC staff
Ensure the regional social media platforms are updated on a regular basis as agreed with HO media.
Produce and update regular media talking points and support NRC’s contingency communications plans; including rapid reactive responses to events in the region
Coordinate content harvesting in the region on behalf of NRC HO with fundraising purpose;
Participate in programme design processes to advise how media and communications tools could be used to enhance NRC’s programme delivery for greater impact.
Train country teams to develop appropriate donor visibility and fulfil their donor visibility obligations.
Prepare periodic reports and summaries for the management on regional and national media activities and share these with Regional Director
Develop and maintain a strong media network for the region, including building relations with journalists and content developers
Establish and maintain a network of freelance content teams such as photographers and video editors based in the region.
Generic professional competencies:
5 years’ plus of work experience as a media/communications adviser– preferably related to development/humanitarian crises or an established career in media within the East Africa and Yemen region.
Experience in producing content for different target audiences;
Demonstrated ability to find new and creative media and communication angles on stories and pitches;
Experience in producing social media content;
Experience in producing photos and videos and in editing;
Field experience from complex emergencies is desirable;
Fluency in written and verbal English is essential.
University degree in Media, Communications or any course relevant to the role
Personal qualities
Good communicator and strong networking skills.
Ability to handle a large workload, to cope with stress and work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Well-structured and with an ability to deliver on short deadlines.
Patient, flexible and creative, and it helps to have a sense of humour.
Diplomatic and ability to communicate openly and with respect.
Ability to work effectively with others across a broad range of topics and contexts.

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