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OSIEA: Communications Officer

in WORLD, 07/03/2013

Open Society Initiative For East Africa seeks to appoint a Communication Officer who can promote our work using multimedia, new media, the internet, and publications. Application deadline: April 1, 2013

The Open Society Foundations works worldwide to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

We are seeking a creative and energetic Communications Officer who can promote our work using multimedia, new media, the internet, and publications.


  • Advise on media, communications, and publications strategy on issues of concern to OSIEA and its grantees
  • Produce OSIEA publications in cooperation with the program staff, including one magazine and two e-newsletters annually
  • Update website and intranet and produce short videos showcasing work
  • Organize press events, maintain media contacts list, and liaise with key journalists
  • Within the framework of OSIEA’s organizational values, promote inter-office communications, though office intranet and regular meetings


  • 6 years of media experience as a journalist or communications professional
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills in English as well as editing experience; additional languages a plus
  • Extensive multimedia skills, including the ability to make short documentaries
  • Extensive contacts in the East African and international media
  • Knowledge and a passion for governance and human rights issues in East Africa, and for covering these issues from a human rights perspective
  • Self-motivation and creativity as well as the ability to work independently when necessary, as well as a member of a team;
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with diverse array of people;
  • Integrity and professional discretion essential.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary, with good benefits package
No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Search closes: April 1, 2013
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org

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