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Communication Officer for Regional Office Africa

Do you want to join us as we strive for a just and righteous world? And be part of a global communication team? Apply for the job as Communication Officer for Regional Office Africa.


Placement: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: Temporary employment,2 years
Planned starting date: September 2016
Report to:
Regional Manager Africa
Position: Local employment conditions for Diakonia Kenya Office apply


We believe that you are a skilled and experienced communicator, passionate about creating engaging and effective communication and in getting to know your target audiences. You are used to work independently within given framework and take large responsibility for achieving results. You have very good skills in planning, organizing, writing, filming and taking photos. As this position includes educating and supervising colleagues in communication, storytelling and social media you need the capability to be pedagogic and inspirational. You like working with others to reach common goals, as well as taking own initiatives and work independently.

The work is under delegation and supervision by the Regional Manager and part of the regional team, but also part of a global communication project run by Diakonia Head Office in Sweden.

Main Responsibilities

Develop and facilitate implementation of a communication plan for Diakonia in Africa

Build capacity of staff at the Country offices in communication

Produce information and fundraising material from Diakonia’s work in Africa in close cooperation with the department for communication and fundraising at Diakonia’s Head Office in Stockholm.

Strengthen and implement communication aspects in the fundraising and advocacy work in the region and to target groups in Sweden

Coordinate and facilitate Diakonia’s external communication in Africa

Coordinate and serve as link between Diakonia Head Office, Regional office and Country offices on designated tasks.

Qualifications and Experience

Degree in information/communication or similar.

Experience from leading or coordinating communication work within an organisation, company or other institution.

Experience of writing and editing texts, filming and photographing for different channels and target groups in both English and Swedish

Knowledge of web publishing and social media

Good interpersonal skills and experience from working in a multicultural setting.


Strategic and analytical ability.

Knowledge of web publishing tools such as Wordpress or Epi-server.

Knowledge of photo editing tools such as Photoshop.

Knowledge of video editing tools such as IMovie or Final Cut.

Good language skills in English and Swedish.


Knowledge of Diakonia’s thematic areas and development issues

Experience of grass root organizations.

Experience from living and working abroad.

Experience in donor relations, resource mobilization

Experience of graphic design

Last application date

Applications must be written in English. The application is made through Diakonia's application form, where you will also paste your cover letter. Attach your CV with your application form to leif.newman@diakonia.se no later than the 10th of June 2016.

Please note that this is a local position in Nairobi and that local employment conditions for the Diakonia Office in Kenya apply.