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Communications Manager — Nairobi
Job Title Communications Manager
Direct Reports to Director of Communications
Matrix Report to Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Location Nairobi, Kenya with occasional travel
Contract Terms One Year (Renewable)

BOMA is seeking a Communications Manager who can combine powerful storytelling and evidence of impact to engage and motivate audiences. As a key member of BOMA’s Marketing and Development team, the Communications Manager will lead the day-to-day implementation of BOMA’s communication strategy and maintain BOMA’s presence on social media, the BOMA website, and donor and partner communications. They will be responsible for ensuring that all communications meet best practices in terms of relevant social media algorithms and search engine optimization while also reporting on key performance indicators.

Working closely with the Chief Marketing and Development Officer and the Communications Director, the Communications Manager will also support program, donor / partner / funder, and internal communication needs. The primary focus will be to spotlight the BOMA story by developing, optimizing, and positioning content for various audiences and sensibilities through multiple platforms and medias.

This job might be for you, if:

  • You have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a communication or marketing-focused role and have demonstrated an ability to manage a multi-media and multi-platform communications strategy.
  • People ask you to proofread or edit their important documents and messages.
  • You have honed your ability to write for different audiences, platforms, and formats. You are skilled at social media marketing and content creation.
  • You are a storyteller with a high degree of emotional intelligence. You can understand complex ideas and translate them for broader consumption.
  • You are not scared to step outside of your comfort zone and take on new tasks that don’t
  • always fit in your job description.
  • You are comfortable completing basic website revisions, updates, and maintenance. Experience with WordPress is a plus
  • You have excellent networking abilities and good people skills. You a comfortable working as part of a global team.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Leading the implementation of BOMA’s editorial calendar
  • Work alongside the Communications Director to create multi-media content as outlined in editorial calendar;
  • Writes blog posts, story pitches, and other communications products highlighting BOMA’s
  • work and impact;
  • Schedule content for distribution on social media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook;
  • Manage BOMA’s social media accounts and inboxes;
  • Perform basic maintenance on the BOMA website as needed;
  • Work with the Communications Director to manage and execute a segmented email marketing strategy.
  • Tracking and reporting on Key Performance Indicators
  • Monitor and generate reports on Key Performance Indicators including engagement, reach, post and profile performance, and growth for each of BOMA’s social media profiles;
  • Monitor and generate reports on website traffic using Google Analytics;
  • Compile time reports for the Communications Director and Chief Development and Marketing Manager to share progress;
  • Work with the Communications Director analyze and document learnings from KPIs.
  • Communications Strategy Coordination and Support
  • Help implement special communications strategies, initiatives, and campaigns;
  • Work with Communications Director and Field Correspondent to translate participant profiles into compelling multi-media storytelling;
  • Work with counterparts from peer organizations or funders to manage BOMA’s presence
  • and participation in partner communications;
  • Assist with the maintenance of general BOMA email inboxes;
  • Collaborate with other BOMA departments to develop content and/or achieve shared objectives;
  • Assist Communications Director with ensuring that all communications and marketing material aligns with brand standards;
  • Work with Communications Director and Field Correspondent to perform media outreach to achieve brand placement in publications;
  • Use BOMA branding and imagery to design compelling email, social, and other content for distribution to donors, partners, and more;
  • Maintain digital media archives including photos and videos; 3.3.10Maintain updated contact lists and segments in MailChimp.

Content Collection in the Field

  • Work with with BOMA’s programs and logistics teams to plan and execute trips to the field in order to document BOMA’s work and collect participant testimony; act as a liaison between program and communications activities;
  • Work with the Communications Director to identify and develop multi-media stories for
  • broader distribution in line with BOMA’s editorial calendar and other objectives;
  • Collect content for partner or funder communications and reporting as needed;
  • Collect photo and video content for use on social media and in other communications;
  • Review collected content for accuracy and quality’
  • Translate the collected content for multiple platforms and audiences

Media Engagement

  • Support the Communications Director and Chief Development and Marketing Officer with coordinating and conducting media visits;
  • Work with the Communications Director to produce an updated BOMA press kit, ensure the kit is kept up to date;
  • Maintain a media list;
  • Engage with journalists, photographers, and filmmakers;
  • Create new media contacts for BOMA;
  • Pitch stories to media and support journalists, photographers and filmmakers in story development as needed;
  • Help train our staff to speak to media;
  • Work with BOMA staff or leadership to draft talking points and prepare for planned media engagements as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, Marketing, English, Journalism or a related discipline;
  • 7+ years progressive work experience with 2 years in a similar role- managing a communication function.
  • Impeccable writing and editorial skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, ability to handle deadlines and requests with multiple partners and teams;
  • Exceptional planning skills; goal, results and detail-oriented with the ability to set and meet deadlines;
  • The ability to lead, work in a team setting, and work independently;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; an ability to make complex ideas understandable to the average person;
  • Can clearly and effectively articulate BOMA’s work and impact for multiple audiences across multiple platforms;
  • Knowledge of WordPress preferred;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc..);
  • Familiarity with email marketing services and strategies;
  • Experience with social media management across multiple platforms;
  • Occasional travel to remote areas and other operational areas of implementation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to jobs@careermanagementcentre.com (do not include copies of certificates).

Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Communications Manager

Applications must be received by 3rd February 2022; late applications will not be considered. Due to the urgency, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Mentor LIFT — Kalobeyei
Job Title Mentor LIFT- Kalobeyei (6 Mentors)
Reports to Field Officer (FO) – LIFT
Job titles of persons supervised N/A
Job Location •      Village 1 – 2 Mentors

•      Village 2- 2 Mentors

•      Village 3- 2 Mentors

 

BOMA is currently seeking qualified candidates for mentor position for the newly awarded Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Northern Kenya project. The Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Northern Kenya project will implement a climate crisis- adapted “green” version of The BOMA Project’s proven poverty graduation model, the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) to provide market-based pull by facilitating more competitive, profitable Green Enterprises for women, youth, and refugees within the forest ecosystems in Marsabit, Samburu and Turkana counties and in Kakuma and Kalobeyei Refugee Settlements over a period of 3 years. BOMA will be the Lead partner of the project and will collaborate with Danish Church Aid (DCA) and Smart Regional Consultants (SRC) in implementing the project.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the LIFT Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), that will help participants start businesses to uplift their living standards and ensure environmental
  • Provide mentoring to the agreed number of small business enterprises under the REAP – LIFT Programme.
  • In a collaborative process with the community and BOMA Location Committees, target and identify eligible women for the REAP – LIFT Programme, based on BOMA’s criteria
  • Meet with established Business Groups (BGs) as required, help them make decisions about their business and provide mentorship and guidance as needed.
  • Train and mentor, the Business Groups, green entrepreneurship, climate change adaptation, climate-smart
  • Support the mentors to ensure entrepreneurs succeed in production, trade, and value addition based on the green
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business groups and savings groups for which you are
  • Collect data and information for individuals, business group performance, participation of BG members in savings groups, savings group performance, participants living standards, participation in climate change adaptations, and other relevant information.
  • Upload quality data and information on groups performance using the BOMA taroworks system (information management technology) as required.
  • Report on the businesses and savings groups’ performances to the Field
  • Represent BOMA in the designated location, including as a representative for the organization in local development committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least a Diploma in community development, social work or another related
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in similar work; with proven experience in data collection
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, through BOMA’s recruitment portal on FlairHR using this link Mentors LIFT NK- Kalobeyei – The BOMA Project (flair.hr) or www.the-boma-project.jobs.flair.hr

Applications must be received by 6th February 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

While we thank all applicants for expressing interest in the role, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Incentive Mentor LIFT — Kakuma
Job Title Incentive Mentor LIFT- Kakuma Location (18 Mentors)
Reports to Field Officer (FO) – LIFT
Job titles of persons supervised N/A
Job Location •      Kakuma 1(6 Mentors)- Zone 1: 2 Mentors; Zone

2:2 Mentors; Zone 3: 1 Mentor; Zone 4: 1 Mentor

•      Kakuma 2 (3 Mentors): Zone 1- 2 Mentors; Zone

2- 1 Mentor

•      Kakuma 3 (6 Mentors): Zone 1- 2 Mentors; Zone

2 Mentor; Zone 3-1 Mentor; Zone 4- 1Mentor

•      Kakuma 4 (3 Mentors): Zone 1-1 Mentor; Zone 2-

1 Mentor; Zone 3-1 Mentor

 

BOMA is currently seeking qualified candidates for mentor position for the newly awarded Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Northern Kenya project. The Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Northern Kenya project will implement a climate crisis- adapted “green” version of The BOMA Project’s proven poverty graduation model, the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) to provide market-based pull by facilitating more competitive, profitable Green Enterprises for women, youth, and refugees within the forest ecosystems in Marsabit, Samburu and Turkana counties and in Kakuma and Kalobeyei Refugee Settlements over a period of 3 years. BOMA will be the Lead partner of the project and will collaborate with Danish Church Aid (DCA) and Smart Regional Consultants (SRC) in implementing the project.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the LIFT Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), that will help participants start businesses to uplift their living standards and ensure environmental
  • Provide mentoring to the agreed number of small business enterprises under the REAP –LIFT Programme.
  • In a collaborative process with the community and BOMA Location Committees, target and identify eligible women for the REAP – LIFT Programme, based on BOMA’s criteria – (using the Participatory Wealth Ranking and Participatory Rural Appraisal Tools)
  • Meet with established Business Groups (BGs) as required, help them make decisions about their business and provide mentorship and guidance as needed.
  • Conduct/deliver business and savings skills trainings including financial management to the businesses in the designated locations and surrounding
  • Train and mentor, the Business Groups, green entrepreneurship, climate change adaptation, climate-smart
  • Support the mentors to ensure entrepreneurs succeed in production, trade, and value addition based on the green
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business groups and savings groups for which you are
  • Collect data and information for individuals, business group performance, participation of BG members in savings groups, savings group performance, participants living standards, participation in climate change adaptations, and other relevant information.
  • Upload quality data and information on groups performance using the BOMA taroworks system (information management technology) as required.
  • Report on the businesses and savings groups’ performances to the Field
  • Represent BOMA in the designated location, including as a representative for the organization in local development committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least a Diploma in community development, social work or another related
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in similar work; with proven experience in data collection
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, through BOMA’s recruitment portal on FlairHR using this link Incentive Mentor – LIFT NK – The BOMA Project (flair.hr) or www.the-boma-project.jobs.flair.hr

Applications must be received by 6th February 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

While we thank all applicants for expressing interest in the role, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Mentor, Nawiri — Samburu
Job Title Mentors (9 Positions)
Reports to Field Officer – USAID NAWIRI Program
Job titles of persons supervised N/A
Job Location Marti Epareu, Oromoidei, Ngilai, Arsim, Waso

Rongai, Lchakwai, Sunoni, Barsaloi, South Horr

County Samburu
Contract Terms One Year

The Mentor position is responsible for the delivery Reap for Nutrition program activities in the assigned mentor location in line with USAID Nawiri overall goal of reducing persistent acute malnutrition by 2024. The holder of this position shall report to the assigned Field officer. He/she shall provide direct training, mentorship coaching and monitoring to 150 Households, 50 business groups and at least six savings groups in the assigned villages monthly. The mentor will collaborate with other community resource persons trained by USAID Nawiri including CHVs, male champions, Girl H mentors etc to deliver agreed interventions at household, group and community level. The position will be based at respective mentor locations/Villages in which the vacancy exist.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the adapted Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) for Nutrition Business groups by monitoring and providing mentorship to the
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and working closely with the village councils, target and identify eligible program participants based on the standard criteria
  • Facilitate routine household nutritional education and planning and roll out of case management for targeted households.
  • Facilitate targeted households and group level dialogues and coaching on agreed knowledge, attitude and Practices including mindset change to accelerate impacts towards nutrition security
  • Conduct regular data entry of business groups, saving groups and motorcycle log sheets using a mobile data collection platform
  • Conduct nutrition integrated business skills training and savings skills training to participants within the REAP locations.
  • Participate in data collection for participants during baseline, mid-line and end line surveys and any other data collection

  • Represent BOMA in the designated Ward, including being a representative at the local development committees.
  • Draft reports on Business and Saving groups performance within the respective Wards/locations.
  • Work with CHVs, village councils and village administrators to deliver nutrition outcomes in targeted villages and support community complains and feedback process
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected on daily

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate in community development, community nutrition, social work or related disciple with 3 years’ experience in implementing livelihood, economic empowerment, nutrition and community development projects
  • Diploma in Community Development, community health and nutrition, Social Work or another related discipline is added
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the USAID Nawiri Field
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective village you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili, local language and local community
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle

 

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)”

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, through BOMA’s recruitment portal on FlairHR using this link USAID Nawiri Mentors- Samburu – The BOMA Project (flair.hr) or www.the-boma-project.jobs.flair.hr

Applications must be received by 6th February 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

While we thank all applicants for expressing interest in the role, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Mentor, Nawiri — Turkana
Job Title Mentors (14 Positions)
Reports to Field Officer – USAID NAWIRI Program
Job titles of persons supervised N/A
Job Location Lapur ward (Natoo and Kachoda); Kaaleng/Kaikor (Nakinomet); Lakezone (Kokiselei); Lokori/Kochodin ward (Nakukulas); Katilia(Elelea); Letea(Loritit); Loreng (Loreng); Turkwel (Kaapus); Loima (Koopeto); Katilu (Kanaodon); Kaputir (Nakwamoru); Kerio (Kangirisae,

Nakoret)

County Turkana
Contract Terms One Year

The Mentor position is responsible for the delivery Reap for Nutrition program activities in the assigned mentor location in line with USAID Nawiri overall goal of reducing persistent acute malnutrition by 2024. The holder of this position shall report to the assigned Field officer. He/she shall provide direct training, mentorship coaching and monitoring to 150 Households, 50 business groups and at least six savings groups in the assigned villages monthly. The mentor will collaborate with other community resource persons trained by USAID Nawiri including CHVs, male champions, Girl H mentors etc to deliver agreed interventions at household, group and community level. The position will be based at respective mentor locations/Villages in which the vacancy exist.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the adapted Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) for Nutrition Business groups by monitoring and providing mentorship to the participants.
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and working closely with the village councils, target and identify eligible program participants based on the standard criteria
  • Facilitate routine household nutritional education and planning and roll out of case management for targeted households.
  • Facilitate targeted households and group level dialogues and coaching on agreed knowledge, attitude and Practices including mindset change to accelerate impacts towards nutrition security
  • Conduct regular data entry of business groups, saving groups and motorcycle log sheets using a mobile data collection platform
  • Conduct nutrition integrated business skills training and savings skills training to participants within the REAP locations.
  • Participate in data collection for participants during baseline, mid-line and end line surveys and any other data collection
  • Represent BOMA in the designated Ward, including being a representative at the local development committees.
  • Draft reports on Business and Saving groups performance within the respective Wards/locations.
  • Work with CHVs, village councils and village administrators to deliver nutrition outcomes in targeted villages and support community complains and feedback process
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected on daily

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate in community development, community nutrition, social work or related disciple with 3 years’ experience in implementing livelihood, economic empowerment, nutrition and community development projects
  • Diploma in Community Development, community health and nutrition, Social Work or another related discipline is added
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the USAID Nawiri Field
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective village you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili, local language and local community
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)”

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, through BOMA’s recruitment portal on FlairHR using this link USAID Nawiri Mentors- Turkana – The BOMA Project (flair.hr) or www.the-boma-project.jobs.flair.hr

Applications must be received by 6th February 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

While we thank all applicants for expressing interest in the role, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Field Officer, LIFT
Job Title Field Officer (FO) – LIFT (6 Field Officers)
Reports to Program Manager – LIFT
Job titles of persons supervised Mentors
Job Location Turkana County

•      3 Field Officers- Kakuma (Refugee)

•      2 Field Officers- Turkana West (Kakuma- Host)

•      1 Field Officer- Kalobeyei

BOMA is currently seeking qualified candidates for Field Officers position for the newly awarded Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Northern Kenya project. The Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Northern Kenya project will implement a climate crisis-adapted “green” version of The BOMA Project’s proven poverty graduation model, the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) to provide market-based pull by facilitating more competitive, profitable Green Enterprises for women, youth, and refugees within the forest ecosystems in Marsabit, Samburu and Turkana counties and in Kakuma and Kalobeyei Refugee Settlements over a period of 3 years. BOMA will be the Lead partner of the project and will collaborate with Danish Church Aid (DCA) and Smart Regional Consultants (SRC) in implementing the project.

The Field Officer position is responsible for the delivery of program outputs and coordination of Mentors in the assigned region. The holder of this position shall report to the assigned BOMA Program Manager. He/she shall Provide direct supervision to Mentors on timely execution of program activity implementation within budget and on agreed targets.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Programmatic Duties
  • Oversee and coordinate implementation of programme activities by Mentors including grant distributions, trainings, with support from the Program Manager
  • Target and identify eligible households for the REAP – LIFT Programme through Participatory methodologies and adapted participants targeting tools based on the set criteria.
  • Orient Locational Committees members in the REAP – LIFT Programme locations and collaborate with them on targeting and implementation.
  • Facilitate formation of the business groups and support community-based market assessments to help the program participants identify viable and feasible green/environmental neutral businesses opportunities to run.
  • Support market linkages by collaborating with the Markets and Linkages Officer, including value chain development for REAP – LIFT Programme businesses, the registration of savings groups with social services and linking REAP – LIFT businesses to markets, financial institutions, among others.
  • Facilitate business groups to form savings associations that meet monthly to deposit savings which will enable members and village residents access credit for long term business growth.
  • Train women on various business skills, green entrepreneurship, climate change adaptation and climate-smart technologies.
  •  Facilitate community conversations on climate change and sustainable environmental conservation and Natural Resource Management.
  • Provide accurate and comprehensive monthly reports on the group’s performance to the Program Manager based on BOMA’s monthly reporting template.
  • Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure timely and quality targeting verification, collection of baseline and end-line data and monitoring activities via digital technology
  • Ensure timely and accurate timesheet submissions by the mentors supervised.
  • Use Performance Insights (BOMA’s Technology Platform) to monitor data and information uploaded by mentors on performance of business and savings groups, flag off outliers and improve program results.
  • Conduct regular and consistent spot checks to the business and savings groups to ensure quality in the data collected by Mentors, provide backstopping support to the mentors, including trouble shooting to ensure effective mentorship of groups.
  • Adhere to weekly work schedule assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Conduct business and savings groups trainings to the participants and households.
Administrative duties
  • Assist in the overall recruitment process as guided by the People Department for mentor positions.
  • Assist in conducting new staff onboarding, working closely with the People Department and various departmental heads/representatives.
  • Assists the People Department and Training Department in identifying training needs of mentors who are his/her direct reportees.
  • Support in conducting exit interviews when called upon and assist in managing the exit process/offboarding including employee clearance for respective mentors.
  • Perform performance reviews for Mentors and implement the outcomes such as Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) where need be as guided by the People Department.
  • Handle any discipline issues for the Mentors and escalate such matters beyond your scope to the Program manager and/or People Department.
  • Timely reporting of any people matters relating to the Mentors to the Program Manager and People Department i.e. Leave planning, Welfare issues affecting mentors.
  • Perform any other relevant duty as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Degree or Diploma in Community Development, Social Sciences, Business Management, Project Management or any other relevant field from a recognized institution.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

A minimum of three (3) years of experience for Degree holders and at least 5 years of relevant experience (in a similar role in the Northern Kenya) for the Diploma holders.

REQUIRED COMPETENCES

  • Demonstrable ability to coordinate field activities.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Proven competency/experience in data collection and basic analysis.
  • Possession of self-drive; able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good report writing and computer skills.
  • Fluent in English, Kiswahili, and the local dialects of the Counties of support.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, through BOMA’s recruitment portal on FlairHR using this link Field Officer LIFT-NK – The BOMA Project (flair.hr) or www.the-boma-project.jobs.flair.hr

Applications must be received by 6th February 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

While we thank all applicants for expressing interest in the role, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.