African Population and Health Research Center Promoting the well-being of Africans through policy-relevant research on population and health.
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.
The Center seeks to recruit a Communications Manager.
Coordinate the development, production and circulation of institutional publications
Prepare Policy Briefs & Fact Sheets
Edit and coordinate the production of Working Papers and Research Reports
Plan and implement policy engagement activities at international, regional and national levels.
Work with, and through, national, regional and international networks to expand the reach of APHRC's work.
Support project-specific policy engagement and dissemination activities
Plan and implement media activities that promote the coverage of research by journalists
Strengthen APHRC's work through media networks and associations
Identify relevant TV/Radio programs and pitch for TV interviews with APHRC researchers
Keep abreast of media events with a bearing on the Center's work
Provide support in the organization of community events
Support or initiate activities that promote awareness of APHRC's work among various publics
Provide advise on website content and design
Initiate or support other e-dissemination activities
Identify and make available or explore the availability of e-information resources relevant to APHRC research work
Explore fundraising opportunities for Policy Engagement and Communication activities and participate in the development of proposals
Oversee the publication of the APHRC Annual Report and books of interest to APHRC's publics
Skills and Qualifications:
MA or MSc in mass communications, information sciences (publishing major), or public relations
At least three years of hands-on experience in undertaking similar work
Excellent writing skills and ability to translate complex scientific facts into simple messages for general audiences
Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office products, and Desk-Top Publishing software
Deadline: 15th September
Please apply enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees (at least one of whom must be a current/former employer) to the address:
The Human Resources Manager
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi
Please indicate the position you are applying for on the envelop or on the subject line for those applying by email (jobs [at] aphrc.org).