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Communication and Engagement Officer

  • Location: Nyarugenge
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Listed: October 3, 2016 5:07 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired


Right Seat

Right Seat is a Human Resource Firm based in Kigali that was established to support organisations to achieve their business goals through strategic human resource management.


Right Seat is a talent management company that connects professionals to their matching interests across all industries in Rwanda. Right Seat is currently looking for interested and relevant candidates to the vacant positions, for one of their clients Aegis Trust.

Aegis Trust is a British NGO, founded in 2000, which campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide and it has been working in Rwanda since 2004.Aegis Trust manages the Kigali Genocide Memorial on the behalf of the Government of Rwanda and is implementing a program called Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda (ESPR).

Detailed Job Description

Job Title: Communication and engagement Officer

Reports to: Country Director

Position Type: Full time

Location: Kigali/Rwanda

Responsibilities and duties

Setting the communications agenda
Developing messages
Preparing communications plans
Defining audiences
Managing international, regional and local media
Defining communications principles, philosophy and standards
Identifying crisis and negative communications risks
Managing the Communications and Engagement Department
Providing training opportunities for department and Aegis staff
Essential Job requirements and qualifications

A degree in a communications related field of study and/or at least five years of experience in the field of communications.
A least one example of experience managing a team
Demonstrated experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Knowledge of Rwandan history and the Genocide against the Tutsi
Desirable qualifications

International experience in the field of communication.

Work Experience and Skills

Experience in working in the field of communications with a range of different types of organisations
Experience in working on international communication campaigns
Experience in working in remembrance and community based communications
Experience in designing and implementing communication and digital marketing campaigns and training programs
Experience in developing and implementing ‘train-the-trainer’ programs
A thorough understanding of the local and regional media landscape and demonstrated ability to build productive working relationships with media houses
Experience in developing communications campaigns for a range of stakeholders
Experience in defining audiences and developing targeted messaging
An understanding of digital communications platforms and experience in utilising them for communications and engagement
Expert knowledge of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures
Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently, maintaining a high level of accuracy and consistency
Strong writing and communication skills in Kinyarwanda and English or French

How to Apply

Send us your application file on: jobs@rightseat.rw not later than Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm Kigali time

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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