Communications & Media Officer

Development Initiatives Nairobi, Kenya United Kingdom Other
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Company Description

Development Initiatives (DI) unlocks the power of data to enable policies and investments that improve the lives of people experiencing poverty, inequality and crisis.

Our mission is to work closely with partners to ensure data-driven evidence and analysis are used effectively in policy andpractice to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.

While data alone cannot bring about a better world, it is vital to achieving it. Data has the power to unlock insight, shine a lighton progress and empower people to increase accountability.


We have an exciting opportunity to join DI as our new Communications & Media Officer. This varied role will sit within our Communications & Influence team and will help drive communications planning and hands-on delivery across multiple thematic areas.

Duties Include:

  • Leading on the delivery of creative and engaging communications strategies, plans and project activities, targeting different audiences.
  • Conducting research to produce insight on the external policy environment, partners and audiences to ensure our communications are appropriately tailored and targeted.
  • Developing DI’s social media strategy, including assessing DI’s current social media presence and the pros and cons of potentially expanding to new platforms; and own day-to-day management of DI accounts (currently X, LinkedIn and YouTube).
  • Organising and promoting events with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Producing compelling communications assets such as graphics, animations, podcasts, slide decks and social media content.


We are looking for a candidate with significant experience in a similar role and a demonstrated ability to deliver communications and media strategies to drive change. You will need to have experience managing social media channels and campaigns, along with excellent drafting skills across a range of formats, with a particular ability to write about complex technical subjects for specialist and non-specialist audiences.

It would be an advantage to your application if you have sound knowledge of the international development sector and policy environment.

Other information

If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to supporting accountability efforts to increase the effectiveness and targeting of humanitarian assistance and crisis financing, we would love to hear from you. Please download and read the full recruitment pack and apply by uploading your CV and cover letter below.

Early applications are highly encouraged: we will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As we are recruiting on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to end recruitment without notice.