APHRC Recruitment 2018 for Communications Manager, Application Details

APHRC Recruitment 2018 for Communications Manager, Application Details

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for APHRC Recruitment 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

APHRC Recruitment 2018

APHRC is committed to generating an Africa-led and Africa-owned body of evidence to inform decision making for an effective and sustainable response to the most critical challenges facing the continent. Our mandate is to generate and support the use of evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans through three integrated programmatic divisions: research, that emphasizes health and wellbeing; research capacity strengthening to deepen the skills of African scholars working on the continent; and policy engagement and communications to support greater influence of evidence in policy – and decision-making across sub-Saharan Africa.

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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-informed policy research. Our research contributes to the body of evidence about the critical barriers preventing optimal population health and wellbeing among the most vulnerable of Africa’s urban poor: the six in 10 people who live in the informal settlements, or slums, that crowd the continent’s urban centers.

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.

A wide network of media contacts is an asset to the role.

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 our recruitment portal and should include: Portfolio of written work (no more than 5 samples, 3 of which must be published versions) to also include tracked change edits of a pre-publication piece of someone else’s writing and a Cover letter.

Please include one reference of someone who can speak directly to your ability to manage a complex and varied workload. Applications will be considered up to May 24, 2018.

Cover letters should be addressed to: –

The Human Resources Officer African Population and Health Research Center P.O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO Nairobi

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For more information about APHRC visit www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children


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