Afrobarometer Communications Coordinator for East Africa region

Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa through public attitude surveys implemented by national partners in about 35 countries. Its goal is to give voice to ordinary Africans in policy-making in order to strengthen democratic governance, so communicating its survey findings to the policy community and beyond is a core objective of the Afrobarometer Network. The purpose of this position is to promote the visibility, use, and impact of Afrobarometer data by supporting, mentoring, and monitoring national partners in about 10 countries to design and implement a range of communications activities.

For the successful candidate, the position will be an opportunity to develop and implement creative communications strategies while learning about social science research, building international networks of media and policy actors, and helping to strengthen research capacity and democracy in Africa.

Job overview

The Afrobarometer communications coordinator for East Africa region, to be based at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, Kenya, will be responsible for managing and supporting network communications activities of national partner organizations in about 10 countries in eastern Africa.

S/he will support, mentor, and monitor partners in planning and implementing communications activities to promote the visibility, use, and impact of Afrobarometer survey findings, such as conducting dissemination events, giving presentations, writing press releases and analytical papers, conducting social media campaigns, and developing working relationships with media and policy actors in government, civil society, and academia. S/he will support Afrobarometer in developing and implementing a continent-wide communications strategy.

Deadline: 22 November.

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