Communications Manager

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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.

Duties:

  • 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).

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