Senior Communications Officers Job at African Population and Health Research Center

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APHRC is a leading pan-African research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues across Africa.


  • Develop and implement an integrated 360 degrees communications strategy for the countdown 2030 project;
  • Develop content and lead in the design of policy briefs, fact sheets and other communication/advocacy collateral in liaison with country implementing partners and Countdown management;
  • Manage media relations, support the delivery of press opportunities – press releases, radio and televised interviews of project partners, staff and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinate input and develop content for the Countdown webpage;
  • Maintain, update and actively use social media tools and sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) for regular initiatives of the project;
  • Provide technical guidance on how to use media and communications to advance upcoming technical and programmatic activities;
  • Attend regular communication, technical and other meetings assigned, and provide input based on lessons from past media and communications activities including social media;
  • Participate in, and provide direction on project’s communication at country and regional levels;
  • Lead the production of any documentation that will be used for publicity, visibility and advocacy; and
  • Conduct monitoring and impact evaluation of communications activities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communications, public relations or related field.
  • At least nine (9) years of post-qualification experience in communications and public relations, preferably in an international organization.
  • Understanding of graphic design and desktop publishing, including Microsoft Publisher and Adobe or Corel suites.
  • Visual media skills including use of still and video camera; ability to develop video storyboards and basic editing.
  • Excellent editing and writing skills as well as ability to translate complex scientific facts into accessible messages for general audiences.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, content management systems and social media platforms.
  • Networking, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills coupled with resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

Specifics for the Senegal based position:

  • Experience working in Francophone Africa.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in both English and French.
  • Excellent existing network of media contacts in the West Africa region

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