Youth Digital Media and Communications Officer at Kenya Red Cross Society

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience1 - 2 years
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Media / Advertising / Branding 

Job Summary 

  • Reporting to the National Youth Manager and technically to the Senior Communications Officer, the post-holder will provide direct assistance to Kenya Red Cross Youth (KRCY) at the head office in Nairobi. The Officer will support the implementation of our communications strategy aimed at growing our audiences and stewarding our humanitarian identity. 
  • He/she will be required to photograph and film events and document stories of change, manage social media accounts and help implement our content transformation. 

Duty Station 

  • She/he will be based at the Kenya Red Cross Headquarters, in Nairobi with frequent travel to the field as necessary. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Content Development & Social Media Management 
  • Assist in documenting field activities and prepare materials such as photos, videos, and stories for Kenya Red Cross Youth’s communication channels, including the website, newsletters, and social media. 
  • Manage and maintain social media accounts, including post scheduling and engaging with followers. Provide monthly social media and website performance reports. 
  • Develop content (video, photos and written) for the Kenya Red Cross Youth blog - this includes the layout and sharing on all social media platforms 
  • Work with Programs and MEAL team to find and share impactful stories on KRCY’s online platforms. 
  • Develop, Update and Maintain the KRCY Communications’ Playbook 
  • Support the development of the KRCY Communications Playbook. 
  • Be responsible for updating content calendars, tracking tasks and transformations within the Communication’s Playbook, updating our collaborative knowledge hub with relevant materials, and updating the opportunities microsite with relevant volunteerism/ internships and resources. 
  • Transformations 
  • Support the implementation of our Content Transformation (which includes using different content types and formats targeted at our growing and diverse audiences). 
  • Initiate a transformation to close any identified gaps within the department. 
  • Business Development 
  • When requested, participate in fundraising, visibility events, meetings and other resource mobilization activities 
  • Work with the public relations team in creating messaging for social media kits and press kits 
  • Team building and collaboration 
  • Actively contribute to building a strong, innovative, and adaptive communications team 
  • Work across cross-functional teams to plan, execute and evaluate joint activities including digital campaigns 
  • Lead the content calendar process, raising brand awareness, increased data capture and engagement levels across all activity 
  • Additionally, the incumbent will lead the communication plan for the Erik Thune Youth Safe House Project that seeks to create a Youth Center in Nairobi, with the support of the Nairobi County Youth Officer.  
  • Perform other roles that may be assigned to you by your line manager 

Desired Skills & Qualifications 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Digital Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field 
  • 1-2 years experience in a communications role ideally involving audiovisual production 
  • Demonstrate interest in /willingness to learn about youth/social issues in Kenya 
  • Demonstrate great to excellent audiovisual and photography production skills 
  • Demonstrate excellent social and professional skills when interacting with colleagues and external partners. 
  • Openness to new experiences for professional and personal development 
  • A great team player who enjoys collaborating and consulting with other team members 
  • Working knowledge of editing software and tools such as illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Corel Video Studio and online editing tools such as Canva. 
  • Genuine passion and knack for storytelling 
  • Deals with challenging situations with tact and maturity 
  • Open to receiving and incorporating feedback in their work 


  • Demonstrated reporting and graphic design skills 
  • Great to excellent webinar moderating/facilitating skills 
  • Experience /willingness to learn website management. 
  • Having visual, phone/computer video editing and design capabilities, and experience in creative/ innovative approaches for youth will be an added advantage. 
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector and media will be an added advantage. 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on to apply