PATH NGO Regional Advocacy, Communications and Media Officer Kenya Jobs

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.


By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.


PATH’s Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department works to improve global health by increasing awareness and support of global health priorities and evidence-based policies among policymakers, coalitions and other influential individuals and groups.

PATH’s Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department works to improve global health by increasing awareness and support of global health priorities and evidence-based policies among policymakers, coalitions and other influential individuals and groups.

PATH’s APP department is seeking a Regional Advocacy, Communications & Media Officer to develop and implement communications strategies to advance policy and advocacy goals. The officer will support advocacy and programmatic work in Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa, as well as at the regional level within East and Southern Africa.

The Regional Advocacy, Communications & Media Officer will report to the Regional Advocacy Manager based in Nairobi, Kenya as well as the Advocacy Communications Team Lead in Washington,DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Envision and execute communications activities in support of PATH’s advocacy and programmatic goals in Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda, and at the regional level within East and Southern Africa. Work focuses on women’s and children’s health, research and development for health, and Early Childhood Development (ECD).
  • Work closely with project leads in each country to understand activities and communications needs and advise on tactics.
  • Coordinate with DC/Seattle-based communications colleagues to prioritize and assign resources, as well as to ensure advocacy communications activities are well executed, tied to the institution-wide strategy, and aligned with the realities and norms of communications work in each country.
  • Identify key target audiences and prepare key messages that will result in decision-making and actions; proactively identify opportunities, priority events
    and platforms to reach target audiences.
  • Develop and manage communication materials from concept to completion through research, writing, editing, and proofreading content in order to reach key stakeholder audiences—e.g. fact sheets, policy briefs, blogs, op-eds, press releases, presentations, web copy, and op-eds.
  • Develop and implement regional and national media outreach strategies for major milestones.
  • Plan effective events and meetings to convene decision makers and influencers.
  • Contribute to PATH Advocacy social media channels by monitoring and drafting content.
  • Manage communications vendors, such as media relations firms and graphic designers.
  • Assist in developing, strengthening and supporting PATH’s relationships with key Ministry of Health and other agencies, civil society partners, and multilateral organizations, particularly when it comes to coordinating on communications activities.

    Required Experience

  • Degree in communications and a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in advocacy, communications and media and/or a combination or work and education experience.
  • Experience in health and familiarity with women and children’s health, research and development and/or early childhood development strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate highly-technical information for effective communication to a wide-range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing messages and communications activities to influence decision makers.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging media.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Self-starter, proactive and positive with a solutions oriented attitude.
  • Deadline driven, ability to juggle multiple priorities and deliver them on time.
  • Adept at navigating a complex team environment, across geographies and cultures.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 30th June, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; PATH NGO Regional Advocacy, Communications and Media Officer Kenya Jobs

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