(Jobs in Kenya) Senior Director, International Communications at Habitat for Humanity International - Gazeti Jobs

(Jobs in Kenya) Senior Director, International Communications at Habitat for Humanity International

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Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and implementing international communications strategies related to advocacy, marketing, fundraising and programs.
  • Unify communications for a global network of four area offices (Africa; Asia-Pacific; Europe and the Middle East; and Latin America and the Caribbean) and 70 national organizations.
  • Provide strategic communications leadership and support for International Communications team, optimizing the time, talents and resources of regional and program communications functions.
  • Lead International Communications team in the development of core messaging, stories and other tools describing Habitat’s mission and programs outside the U.S. and Canada
  • Provide leadership and coordination for communications support for international disaster response and recovery programs
  • Lead international crisis communications work and provide crisis counsel to the international Habitat network in close collaboration with Global Communications leadership.
  • Serve on the leadership team of the 85+ person Global Communications division, modeling inclusive and accountable leadership and a culture of belonging


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 15+ years of related experience in communications, including at least 5 years in a managerial or professional role leading communications and/or advocacy function.
  • Proven, demonstrated knowledge of advocacy communications strategies, tactics and objectives.
  • Proven, demonstrated knowledge of public and media relations concepts, techniques and practices.
  • Leadership and people management, including coaching, training, and motivating employees to new levels of excellence.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging communications issues and trends, particularly in the nonprofit sector.
  • Ability to provide effective counsel on strategic and critical communications and advocacy issues.
  • Outstanding written communications skills, with mastery of AP style.
  • Outstanding oral communications skills, with ability to develop and deliver effective presentations.
  • Commitment to fostering a collaborative work environment within the International Communications team, the larger Global Communications division, and the broader organization.
  • Demonstrable experience establishing and overseeing the execution of communications systems that help teams work together and get results, particularly in federated organizations.
  • Motivation to work in a mission-driven setting.
  • Cross-cultural competence.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Ability to represent HFHI as an ecumenical Christian ministry committed to:
  • Demonstrating the love and teachings of Jesus Christ
  • Advocating on behalf of those in need of decent shelter
  • Focusing on shelter by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable houses
  • Engaging broad community through inclusive leadership and diverse
  • Pursuant to current HFHI policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.
  • Active support of HFHI values and commitments: Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves. Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular. Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission. Safeguarding – HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.
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