Communications Manager NGO Jobs Kenya APHRC

Communications Manager NGO Jobs Kenya APHRC

Communications Manager Job at African Population and Health Research Center

Job Description

This role reports to the director of the Policy Engagement and Communications division, and oversees the unit responsible for all internal and external communications; APHRC’s media and social media strategy; our brand and its use; knowledge management products including our website; and a host of creative products from short films to annual reports.

The role requires a strong background in producing, editing and delivering written and multimedia collateral on tight deadlines, with an exceptional ability to multitask. The right candidate will be an outstanding mentor, able to both supervise and delegate with authority, and be a nimble and innovative user of knowledge to drive change.

The role also requires the ability to deliver both ad hoc and organized training and technical support in writing, editing, public speaking and presentation, to help highly technical and specialized research professionals improve their ability to effectively reach a variety of lay audiences.

Responsibilities for the Communications Manager Job

  • Serve as institutional editor-in-chief, supporting copy and content editing for a variety of products across six research units as well as for Center-wide promotional and visibility products
  • Mentor and guide a team of communications officers
  • Lead media outreach including development and implementation of media strategy that includes pitches, field visits and responding to ad hoc media requests
  • Direct in-house training on public speaking and presentations for research staff
  • Oversee development of visibility products including promotional brochures, website content, newsletters and annual report
  • Contribute to development of innovative multimedia products including infographics, short films and animations

    Communications Manager Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Communications,
  • Journalism, Marketing or a related field
  • At least seven (7) years of post-qualification work experience in communications, writing and content creation, preferably at an international organization
  • Excellent editing and writing skills as well as ability to translate complex scientific facts into accessible
    messages for general audiences
  • Visual media skills including use of still and video camera; ability to develop video storyboards and basic editing to a professional standard
  • Some knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing, including Microsoft Publisher, and Adobe or Corel suites
  • Experience in using social media channels and extending their reach
  • Experience of creating and editing digital media and publishing across a variety of platforms including but not limited to Storify, Prezi, Slideshare and YouTube
  • Familiarity with approaches for planning, executing, and monitoring communications strategies
  • Excellent existing network of media contacts
  • Excellent verbal communication and ability to train and mentor
  • Demonstrated willingness to work as part of a team
  • Networking, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills coupled with resourcefulness initiative and maturity of judgment
  • French language skills highly desirable

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through with the position on the email subject line.
  • Your cover letter should include an example of a theory of change related to one of the signature issues in the APHRC Strategic Plan, which is available on the APHRC website, and a plan for how you would leverage APHRC evidence in a multi-level advocacy strategy to reach decision-making bodies at the national and African Union level around that particular issue.
  • Your written submission should be no more than 2,000 words. Please indicate at the bottom the length of time it took to develop your submission.
  • Applications will be considered up to 5th October, 2018.

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