The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that conducts high-quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center hosts the Secretariat of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), a multi-institution program to strengthen doctoral training in public and population health in Africa. Jointly-led by APHRC and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, CARTA seeks to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multidisciplinary research that impacts positively on public and population health (www.cartafrica.org).
APHRC seeks to recruit a Communications Officer for CARTA program. The position will be based at APHRC’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and will be in the Policy Engagement and Communication (PEC) Division.
The Communications Officer will primarily oversee CARTA communication and IT activities including online support to fellows of the CARTA program. The incumbent will also support other PEC activities.
Lead the operationalization and implementation of the CARTA Communication Strategy
Ensure timely production and dissemination of quality CARTA outreach and communication materials, including the newsletter
Maintain and ensure regular improvement of the CARTA website and portals
Manage CARTA’s IT and communication equipment, online databases and resources
Lead the strategic use of different media to raise, expand, and monitor the visibility of the CARTA program among partners and stakeholders.
Qualifications and Competencies
At least a Masters’ degree in Communications, Journalism, Publishing or related fields;
At least five (5) years increasingly responsible work experience in communication, writing and content creation, publishing or related fields;
Longstanding experience in web development and maintenance as well as desktop publishing;
Excellent skills in electronic and social media as well as graphics/visual communication;
Excellent writing and synopsizing skills;
Excellent team player and strategic thinker;
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Interested candidates are invited to send applications via email no later than 24th September 2014, enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contacts details of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the address below. Please indicate “Communications Officer” on the subject line of email or on the envelope. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted.
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787-00100, GPO, Nairobi