Regional Communications ManagerLuminate
Luminate is seeking a Regional Communications Manager who will focus on the development and execution of external strategic communications activities for Africa. The primary focus of this role will be on building the profile and reputation of Luminate, its team and its partners in Africa by implementing the strategic communications plan for the region. The candidate will also support the wider strategic communications work of Luminate across other regions/issues. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Vice President, Africa on communications strategy, but the role will focus on executing media relations, thought leadership, events, social media activity and campaigns. The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally organised and strong communicator who can build relationships and engage a multitude of stakeholders, proven experience working across Africa, and has a creative approach to developing new and innovative ideas that will stretch the organisation and push the boundaries within the sector.
The role will report to Luminate’s Senior Director of Strategic Communications and will be a key member of the global Strategic Communications team. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent regional and international travel (in normal times, usually circa a week abroad every 8-12 weeks).
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Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation focused on empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies. They support innovative and courageous organisations and entrepreneurs around the world, and they advocate for the policies and actions that will drive change across four impact areas: Civic Empowerment, Data & Digital Rights, Financial Transparency, and Independent Media. They work with their partners to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and to shape the issues affecting their societies, and to make those in positions of power more responsive and accountable. Luminate was established in 2018 by Pierre and Pam Omidyar. The organisation was founded by The Omidyar Group