Friday, September 26, 2014

The Institute of Economic Affairs Communication Officer Vacancy

The Institute of Economic Affairs is a think tank specializing in the promotion of public participation in public policy development through research and informed public debates. 

It seeks to fill the position of a Communication Officer.

The main tasks of the Communication Officer will include:
  • Undertake public relations for the institute, including developing communication messages to ensure visibility of the Institute, drafting press releases and responding to media queries;
  • Consolidate and coordinate programme reporting (Quarterly reports and annual reports);
  • Oversee the maintenance of the Institute’s website and digital communication tools;
  • Design and execute creative use of digital communications tools to reach diverse policy audiences;
  • Liaison, recruitment and servicing for the membership of IEA-Kenya;
  • Coordinate the preparation, editing, publication and dissemination of the IEA Policy Journal and other publications;
  • Knowledge management supervising day-to-day running of the IEA-Kenya’s resource center
  • Liaison with other research institutions to secure publications
  • Education- a Bachelor’s degree in a social science or pertinent discipline
  • Knowledge- Competence on diverse tools for policy communication
  • Language - Superior oral and written communication in English
Contract Duration: Medium to long-term
Process: Interested candidates should send 

(i) applications letter stating remuneration expected 

(ii) a resume not exceeding 3 pages and 

(iii) an original writing sample of up to 500 words.


Subject: COMM-Search 2014

Closing Date for Applications: October 10, 2014