The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, nongovernmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans. The Center seeks to recruit a Communications Officer.
The best candidate for this position will be committed to developing research leadership and excellence in Africa by providing communications and strategic support to APHRC’s Research Capacity Strengthening division’s doctoral fellowship program: the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA).
This role is a communications incubator, with virtually unlimited, self-directed opportunities for growth and development in print, web-based multimedia and social media communications. Marketing and training skills are essential for this position.
Content production for the CARTA website
Produce biannual CARTA newsletter
Drive multimedia innovations to showcase CARTA fellows
Support marketing and visibility of short-course programs
Engage in strategy development to improve research leadership across Africa
Contribute to resource mobilization efforts for capital campaign
Conduct trainings in communications and knowledge translation for doctoral fellows.
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field; Master’s degree is desirable
At least four (4) years of post-qualification work experience in communications, marketing, writing and content creation, preferably at an international organization
Excellent editing and writing skills
Visual media skills including use of still and video camera
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
Experience with web-based publishing platforms including WordPress
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Networking, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills coupled with resourcefulness initiative and maturity of judgment
Experience of using email distribution systems such as Mailchimp, Salesforce, Pure360
Experience of using a contact database
Experience working with academics or researchers
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply and include their letter of application, portfolio of their work (3-5 samples of relevant written work) and CV, through our recruitment portal http://hrs.aphrc.org by April 21, 2017.
Applications that do not include writing samples will not be considered. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children