Communications and ICT Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya - St John’s Community Centre

St John’s Community Centre – Pumwani

Position Title: Communications and ICT Officer

Program: USAID 4BetterHealth Program

Location: Machakos, Kenya

Reports to: Chief of Party

About St John’s Community Centre (SJCC)

The goal of SJCC is to empower communities by effectively addressing root causes of poverty and injustices for the attainment of sustainable livelihoods.

SJCC is working with in a consortium with Global Communities, Anglican Development Services Central Rift and Anglican Development Services Eastern to improve the quality of life of 32,226 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their families by providing greater access to and uptake of quality health and social services in Nakuru, Murunga, Kajiado, Makueni, Machakos, and Kitui.

SJCC is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual for the position of Communications and ICT
Officer for the USAID 4BetterHealth Program.

Purpose: The Communications and ICT Officer will be key in executing communication and ICT tasks based on the program approved workplan and strategy with strict adherence to the USAID communication requirements.

Purpose Responsibilities

  • The incumbent will develop and implement the project’s communication, branding, marking, social media and mass media, events, and publicity activities.
  • Provide communication technical support and communication templates to the Local Implementing Partners (LIP’s) to ensure credible and quality communication and documentation is done.
  • Reviewing and editing project reports, workplans and documents to ensure compliance to donor branding, marking and organization policies.
  • Designing, production and dissemination of information and communication materials.
  • Manage the project’s website, while securing photos and videos in virtual depository.
  • Managing the communication budget and participating in resource mobilization activities.
  • Maintain project documentation in both physical and electronic formats. Schedule and coordinate donor and partner meetings and major project events.
  • Identify and employ the best and most cost-effective communication tools.
  • Coordinate the provision of ICT support services to the head office while supporting the LIP’s in setting up their own ICT support system.
  • Assisting the Chief of Party in administrative tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in public relations, communication, journalism, and related field
  • Have knowledge/skills in information technology. Certification in Microsoft, Linux, or Cisco is advantageous.
  • Has vast experience working with Microsoft 365.
  • 3 to 5 years proven knowledge and experience managing communication and public relations for a development organization.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience implementing communication activities for USAID-funded projects related to health and OVC.
  • Must have excellent computer skills including the ability to operate word processing, desktop publishing and other creative computer packages, website, and social media.
  • Have experience in identifying hardware and software solutions, troubleshooting technical issues, diagnosing, and repairing faults, resolving network issues, installing, and configuring hardware and
  • Has experience in handling administration, procurement, and events management.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Ethical conduct according to recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
  • Professionalism and integrity in all work and communications.
  • Proven skills in photography, video, editorial and writing skills as well as excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Multi-tasker who enjoys multiple, simultaneous challenges.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills with excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Self-starter and self-motivated, hardworking, creative, passionate for quality work.
  • Reliable, with proven analytical organizational skills, including time-management, adaptable, resourceful, innovative, and results-oriented.
  • Good Public Relations, Marketing, and communication skills.
  • Willing to travel to program sites throughout the area served to support the program.

To Apply:

Send email with the following documents attached to: Sarah Karanja,

1. Cover letter that explains why you think you are well-qualified for the job.

2. Resume or CV showing the necessary qualifications, skills, and expertise.

3. Three professional references (including email and phone numbers) for current/past work.

Note: It is important for candidates to follow these instructions to be considered for the position!

Applications must be received in the mail by 5 pm on Monday 3rd April 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Canvassing will lead to disqualification.