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Regional Ocean Communications Officer, Nairobi



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Marketing & Communications
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Strategy and Planning:
Lead the development and implementation of the IUCN Great Blue Wall Communications and Outreach Strategy in collaboration with COR team members, regional communications lead, and thematic leads.
Manage communications strategies, products, and creative campaigns, particularly for the IslandPlas project, across various island areas in Eastern and Western Africa.

Content Development and Management:
Oversee the creation and distribution of a wide array of communication materials, including advertisements, videos, brochures, press releases, slide decks, and letters.
Develop and edit internal and external communication materials, such as blog posts, media materials, newsletters, op-eds, website content, and other related products.
Ideate and support the design and promotion of interactive media pieces, including infographics, slideshows, charts, and videos.

Digital Engagement and Media Relations:
Enhance digital presence through web-based platforms, social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Develop and maintain key media contacts and coordinate media outreach, including pitching, handling requests, and monitoring news coverage.
Plan and manage events like publication launches, round-table discussions, and meetings.

Outreach and Advocacy:
Co-develop and implement outreach strategies for the Great Blue Wall initiative and the IslandPlas project.
Build and maintain relationships with communications and public relations contacts across various sectors to improve the COR program's image and open new opportunities.
Spearhead the development of platforms and dashboards for showcasing progress towards the targets of the Great Blue Wall and IslandPlas project.
Spearhead and oversee the development of web-based platforms and dashboards for showcasing progress towards achievement of the targets of the Great Blue Wall, the IslandPlas project and alignment with targets of global frameworks such as the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, and Sustainable Development Goal 14.

Internal Communications and Support:
Facilitate effective internal communication within the COR Programme and IUCN ESARO.
Provide strategic communications feedback to advance projects' impacts and participate in regional and country teams planning to integrate communications priorities.
Support the team in developing effective communication tools and managing strategies for reports, events, conferences, and news opportunities.

Administration and Coordination:
Provide general administrative support, including scheduling, event logistics, and maintaining the regional oceans’ constituency stakeholders contact database.
Monitor and support the publications process, liaising with the IUCN Editorial Board for advice and publication clearance.
Other duties as may be assigned.

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