LVCT Health Communications & Knowledge Management Officer - Jobs in Kenya

LVCT Health Communications & Knowledge Management Officer - Jobs in Kenya

•LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that is renowned for the implementation of health programs at scale in Kenya. Through its vision of Empowered Healthy Communities, LVCT Health is a leader in designing and implementing innovative HIV prevention and treatment approaches, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence programs reaching the most vulnerable populations. The organization works with the government and other stakeholders at the national and county levels.

•LVCT Health seeks to fill the position of Communications & Knowledge Management Officer for the CDC- Dhibiti Project supporting the Implementation of Sustainable, Comprehensive, High-Quality HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs in the Central Region (Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri & Kirinyaga counties) of the Republic of Kenya. The project aims to support the Government of Kenya (GoK) at the National and County level in its HIV and AIDS initiatives in Kenya.

Position: Communications & Knowledge Management Officer CKMO/lVCT/08/2022
Reporting to: Communications & Knowledge Management Manager
Location: Central Region

Job purpose
•The overall purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership, and oversight for the CDC Dhibiti communications, public relations and knowledge management. The CKM Officer will undertake the planning, development and implementation of communication strategy; and develop or support development of technical and institutional communications documents.

•S/he will support internal and external communications across CDC Dhibiti and perform tasks that will ensure the effective smooth running and growth of CDC Dhibiti documentation, communication and dissemination requirements.

Key responsibilities
•Coordinate project’s external and internal communications
•Develop and regularly update the Dhibiti Communications Strategy and Plan.
•Develop a work plan for implementation of the communication strategy
•Develop a plan for production of technical communication and other institutional /project documents
•Ensure adherence to the Program Branding and Marking Plan in line with CDC guidance
•Serve as the contact person for CDC on Communications. Maintain regular contact with CDC and participate in CDC meetings
•Submit regular (weekly) updates to CDC on communications activities from the program and ensure timely communication of events to CDC
•In liaison with CKM Manager, support all media activities related to the project including liaising with CDC on the same as per CDC policies and procedures
•Support in preparation of media briefs, press releases, info packs and in organizing media and dissemination events liaising closely with CDC where applicable
•Support awareness creation and profiling of Dhibiti advocacy and campaigns through identification and utilization of appropriate media opportunities
•Write, edit and oversee production and dissemination of project quarterly and annual publications to a wide range of stakeholders
•Ensure timely communication and dissemination of communication outputs to relevant target audiences
•Translate project information and products into formats and language appropriate for various target audiences including writing research for lay audiences.
•Oversee editing, lay out and formatting of newsletters, policy briefs and other communication products to sufficient high quality editorial standards
•Maintain an updated database of stakeholders for purposes of disseminating communication products
•Coordinate, facilitate and promote webinars and other project events
•Contribute content from the program
to regularly update the LVCT Health website and social media platforms
•Ensure appropriate consent is obtained for photographs and other communications products across all project activities
•Ensure photographs, videos, voice recordings and other communications products are stored securely and can be made accessible throughout the program period and beyond
•Regularly scan the horizon for communications threats to LVCT Health and Dhibiti and work with the leadership to address them quickly and effectively.
•Ensure sufficient communications support to LVCT Health events and overall programme work.
•Ensure proper use and maintenance of communications resources and equipment
•Provide mentorship support to CKM Assistants/Interns Required Qualifications

•Advanced degree (or bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience) in communications, organizational development or learning, knowledge management, international development, or related field.

•Minimum 6 years’ experience in strategic and technical communications especially in global health and/or international development
•Experience interacting with USG (especially CDC), including at least three years of experience working with a USG-funded organization
•Experience working with government or donor funded programs.
•Demonstrated experience managing knowledge sharing events including monthly seminars/webinars, workshops, conferences, and peer learning sessions.
•Proven experience developing and implementing knowledge management and strategic communication plans, and conceptualizing and developing technical products and communications materials.
•Experience managing knowledge sharing events including monthly seminars/webinars, workshops, conferences, and peer learning sessions.
•Proven experience developing and managing website concepts and architecture, including some understanding of IT and its utilization for knowledge management and distribution.
•Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with
stakeholders at all levels.

•Excellent writing, editing, and analytical skills
•Good facilitation and interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in promoting multi-organizational collaboration.
•Fundamental understanding of information content and associated issues
•Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

•High level of integrity and honesty
•Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
•Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

How to apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to .

  • The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject line and cover letter.

  • The closing date is September 07, 2022 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website for more information about the organization

  • LVCT Health DOES NOT CHARGE any fee whatsoever in any part of the recruitment process

    For more information and job application details, see; LVCT Health Communications & Knowledge Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

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