Associate Consultant at Portland

Associate Consultant at Portland

Jobs in Media / Radio / TV  at Portland

At Portland, we strive to combine high level strategic counsel with quality execution. Across our targeted network of offices we have the right people, with the right expertise, and the right attitude.
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Associate Consultant

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Associate Consultant will be required to carry out all or some of the following key tasks within the Global Impact team, from our Nairobi office:
  • Researching and sourcing information and shaping reports that have value for our clients
  • Tracking issues in the media, relevant to designated clients, and make proactive recommendations of activities they could be pursuing
  • Supporting the community management of client’s social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Delivering social media analysis, content planning and online influencer mapping, and make creative recommendations
  • Helping build integrated pan African communications plans for our clients
  • Helping develop messaging for our clients
  • Drafting press releases, opinion articles, website copy, background material etc
  • Preparing journalist biographies and briefing notes for clients
  • Helping coordinate and deliver media engagement with journalists in Africa
  • Develop and nurture relationships with key African journalists
  • Coordinating work with our network of local partner agencies and other agencies of the Omnicom Group across the African continent
  • The associate consultant will work under the responsibility of their line manager in Nairobi, in close coordination with Portland’s Global Impact team in London


Providing a quality service:

  • Have the ability to conduct comprehensive analysis of information to tight deadlines ensuring accuracy and relevance
  • Have a very good knowledge of the national and international media landscape in Kenya, East Africa and at Pan African level
  • Have experience of using social media platforms in a professional capacity
  • Have excellent writing skills in English; other language skills would be appreciated
  • Be proficient in the use of research and data analytics tools
  • Be organised and able to manage your own workload
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Team working and projects

  • Be able to work with and communicate effectively with others across the agency
  • Be an excellent decision maker with a real ability to lead and mentor a team across different client accounts
  • Develop collegial relationships with individuals at various levels throughout the agency
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with a real flare for pitching and presenting ideas and business plans
  • Focus on organic growth and development of team, have experience of being a line manager to junior team members

Qualifications and skills:

  • Degree (with a minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent). This is likely to be in a research-oriented social science or arts, e.g. politics, history, economics and English
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the media and international affairs is essential
  • Experience of global development, working with philanthropic organisations, United Nations agencies, advocacy groups or international corporations is an advantage
  • Experience in journalism, blogging and social media is an advantage

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Portland on to apply