Communications Manager Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Communications Manager Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title:
  • Communications Manager
  • Public Health
  • Nairobi

    Our client is an international organization that raises awareness and provides high-level support to address public health challenges facing emerging economies.

    They seek to recruit a Communications Manager.

    S/he will be tasked with the development and implementation of the company’s integrated communication strategy to effectively promote the brand and the business.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Making complex concepts accessible and actionable to a wide audience by developing strategies for creating key messages, fact sheets, social media posts and creative digital materials and mobilizing teams accordingly.
  • Develop compelling narratives for communication content that can take the form of human interest stories, case studies, social media graphics, newsletters etc.
  • Building strong relationships with top-tier media outlets to ensure reporting around public health issues we care about increases and is grounded in evidence.
  • Pitching health stories to journalists in a way that appeals to them, situates the health issue as part of the country’s development discourse, and encourages them to regularly report on health issues.
  • Elevating the voice and expertise of high-level influencers by providing them opportunities to be spokespeople and supporting them on media engagement activities.
  • Liaising with partners to amplify voices around issues and ensure coordinated action.
  • Following and tracking trends in global health policies and funding opportunities to continuously innovate on strategy.
  • Manage client relationships, ensuring the needs of the client are met and keep GHS senior management apprised of project development
  • Develop relationships with international opinion leaders and journalists
  • Understand background and nuance across our priority issue areas to form compelling arguments and provide strategic counsel to clients
  • Coach junior staff members on writing, client-facing interactions, and
    time management skills
  • Manage project work plans and budgets to ensure timely completion of client deliverables
  • Organize and attend events and meetings with GHS senior management on behalf of clients
  • Contribute to business development

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Communications.
  • Master’s degree in Marketing / Communication is preferred
  • Master’s degree in a related field is an added advantage.
  • 7-10 years of work experience
  • Deep expertise in communications and media relations including pitching
  • Exceptional writing ability with emphasis in persuasive writing
  • Experience managing and mentoring teams to achieve ambitious results
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Preference for Kenyan Nationals; must be eligible to work in Kenya.
  • Foreign language skills (French or Portuguese, in particular)
  • Media agency experience
  • Online campaign and digital strategy experience
  • Public health and global development experience
  • Experience with Adobe Suite of creative tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) or Canva

    How to Apply
  • If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV and copies of your certificate quoting the job title on the email subject (Communications Manager) to before 2nd May 2019.
  • N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for the interviewing process.
  • Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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