Shining Hope For Communities Communication Officer Programme 2023

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY that combats urban poverty and gender inequity in the slums of Nairobi. Kennedy Odede, who grew up in the Kibera slum, founded SHOFCO in 2004 with a focus on youth and gender empowerment. SHOFCO has four initiative areas: education, health, economic and community empowerment, and water and sanitation. The organization is currently active in the Kibera and Mathare slums of Nairobi.

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Shining Hope For Communities Programme Advert

  • Location: Kenya
  • Company: Shining Hope For Communities
  • Closing Date : 23 April. 2023

Position Objectives and Responsibilities

  • The Communications Officer will work closely with CAO to ensure funders and other key stakeholders view SHOFCO as the leading model for grassroots development.
  • Responsible for all communications, website, social and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate and promote SHOFCO’s mission.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across multiple target audiences (i.e. funders, media, NGO stakeholders). Including: social media, email, fundraising and occasional print materials.
  • Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. In partnership with Advancement Associate, decide who, where, and when to disseminate.
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, program verticals and website.
  • Coordinate website maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly and is optimized for fundraising purposes.
  • In partnership with Executive Office, draft content for public engagements, press releases and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee Kenya media and branding, responsible for:
  • Kenya-oriented media (traditional) and social media (implementing Comms plan).
  • Support for SHOFCO events (internal and external in Kenya)
  • Logistics and external promotion of Kenya-based events.
  • Manage a Photographer to support production of internal and external communications materials.
  • Develop and manage media contacts in Kenya.
  • Any other related duties as may be assigned


Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in Communication, PR or related studies

Professional Qualification in:

  • Graphic Design
  • WordPress
  • InDesign
  • Mailchimp/Emma

Additional requirements on experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in communication field.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Additional Skills
  • Articulating information
  • Documenting facts
  • Checking things
  • Creativity in developing new and unique ideas
  • Showing Composure
  • Time Management
  • Establishing rapport
  • Interacting with people
  • Following procedures
  • Upholding standards

How to Apply the Shining Hope For Communities Kenya

Submit your CV with at least three professional references, copies of relevant documents and Application quoting your current and expected salaries to

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