Natural Justice: Communications Officer

Natural Justice
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 3 August, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Natural Justice is a young and fast-paced nonprofit organisation specialising in human rights and environmental law in pursuit of social and environmental justice.
Natural Justice seeks to appoint a Communications Officer, to be based in:

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Nairobi, Kenya 

 The position is for 12 months with the possibility of extension, which is dependent on funding.


  • Work closely with the NJ team to ensure relevant programme materials are developed and disseminated through social media channels and/or to partner organisations directly
  • Maintain NJ’s website and integrated news feed as well as all social media and fundraising sites through daily monitoring, posting and content development in collaboration with programme staff
  • Be responsible for the content management of all news blogs drafted by programme staff before it goes online
  • Write pieces with the support of programme staff and edit other publications
  • Be on the lookout for relevant news items via social media and distribute these among relevant staff members
  • Develop a communications calendar for NJ, and contribute to the development of a media and communications strategy that he/she will implement
  • Coordinate media engagements, manage relationships and develop a database of media contacts
  • Assist the NJ team during fundraising or project design phases to identify appropriate communication activities for respective projects.
  • Ensure timely and quality production of advocacy and branding materials such as newsletters for internal and external distribution, annual reports, picture stories, videos
  • Manage the monthly internal communication newsletter and a quarterly newsletter for the general public
  • Archive all communication materials, including digital, such as publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc
  • Support donor relations through the development of brochures and other background materials
  • Support special events, meetings and campaigns through relevant communications tools, including publications, flyers, blogs, or online campaign strategies


  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years of similar work experience is required
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance from supervisors
  • The candidate will be expected to be a driven self-starter that is reliable, has the ability to prioritise, pay attention to detail, and shows initiative at work
  • Demonstrated social media experience (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram use and analytics)
  • Basic design and layout skills and experience in using Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker and Canva are an added advantage
  • Experience in or knowledge of newsletter distribution (Mailchimp)
  • Website management (Wordpress), Google analytics and Google Drive   
  • Proficient in English
  • Proficiency in French is an advantage
  • Integrity, accountability, and punctuality
  • Be a team player
  • An interest in advocating for social and environmental justice

To apply, submit your CV to with the job title in the subject line.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Please ensure that your application as a whole speaks to the required skills, experience, traits and attributes listed above.

Only candidates with a valid work permit to work in South Africa and/or Kenya should apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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