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  • Posted: Feb 12, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 24, 2020
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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. APHRC actively engages policymakers and other key stakeholders to achieve measurable policy impacts and ensure decision making acr...
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    Communications Officer

    Job Summary

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or related field;
    • 5 years of post-qualification work experience in communications and public relations in an international organization;
    • Knowledge 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;
    • Proficiency in MS Office, content management systems and social media platforms;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written;
    • Proficiency in French will be an advantage.


    Advocacy, Research and Knowledge Management

    • Maintain institutional contacts with civil society sub-grantees;
    • Develop and design policy briefs, fact sheets and other advocacy collateral in cooperation with IAI’s network of civil society;
    • Follow immunization policy discussions and political priorities whilst sharing the information with the IAI network;
    • Research on innovative methods to monitor policy influence and keep track of progress made by the country networks through their advocacy efforts;
    • Coordinate meetings and workshops for civil society and other relevant stakeholders at regional level; and
    • Organize and facilitate events- training workshops and stakeholder meetings.


    • Ensure consistency of IAI’s communication tools in accordance with the branding guidelines and national advocacy strategies. These include the website, publications and newsletters;
    • Coordinate input and develop content for the IAI webpage in collaboration with civil society organizations;
    • Develop and manage a quarterly IAI newsletter to partners and publications;
    • Update internal staff on project activities through the weekly bulletin; and
    • Manage media relations- drafting media articles, interviews and facilitating media visits.


    • Maintain appropriate records-electronic and paper- on IAI activities; and
    • Conduct monitoring and impact evaluation of advocacy and communications activities.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Population and Health Research Center on to apply

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