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  • Posted: Jun 24, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 3, 2020
  • Centre for Health Solutions - Kenya (CHS) is a local, not-for-profit organisation. We understand the local context, make use of local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure we implement evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.
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    Communications Manager

    Rreference number CHS/HR/CM/002/2020

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual for the position of a Communications Manager.

    Overall job function:

    • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the holder of the position shall be responsible for the development and execution of CHS’s Communications Strategy, as well as coordinating and managing the development and production of corporate and program communication initiatives in close collaboration with the organisation’s senior management and project directors.  The holder of this position shall also be responsible for steering processes towards demand creation for TB services in Kenya, creating and enhancing organisational and project visibility, and managing and maintaining donor and stakeholder relations.

     Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Implementation of CHS communication strategy, policies and procedures to support the realisation of strategic goals.
    • Organise and coordinate corporate and special public relations activities including media engagement to promote CHS activities.
    • Provide leadership in the management and execution of corporate branding and compliance to donor branding and marking requirements.
    • Take lead in the implementation of the CHS digital media agenda.
    • Oversee development of regular communication materials to all stakeholders, including but not limited to newsletters, annual reports, website updates, policy briefs, position statement, brochures, fliers, pamphlets and other IEC materials.
    • CHS projects brand visibility management and enhancement of both online and offline engagements including social media management, website management, donor and development partners engagements.
    • Develop approaches to manage the growth of the CHS brand at county, national, regional and international level.
    • Advise management on key public relations issues.
    • Build the capacity of staff in basic interpersonal, public relations, communication and client- relationship management skills.
    • Support CHS teams in the development of key messaging for resource mobilisation and program activities.
    • Monitor public engagement, comments and feedback about the organisation and provide appropriate responses.
    • Perform any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualification and skills required:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Communications, Public Relations, Media Studies, Journalism or their equivalent from a recognised University.
    • Postgraduate diploma in Journalism for candidates with a non-journalism degree.
    • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
    • Have at least seven (7) years of experience in developing and implementing corporate communication programs.
    • Is a member of a relevant professional body such as Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK).
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and desktop publishing software particularly Adobe Creative Suite and web content management systems.
    • Excellent writing, proof reading, editorial and proposal writing skills with ability to improve written content paying attention to detail.
    • Good interpersonal and group communication skills.
    • Technical knowledge in design, implementation and management of public health behaviour change and communication campaigns.
    • Excellent coordination, interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills to build relationships with a wide array of audiences including staff, development partners, donors, government agencies and consultants.
    • Excellent photography and videography skills.
    • Experience in executing a successful public health campaign in Kenya preferably on TB and HIV.
    • Experience in offering communication support to a USAID funded activity/project.
    • Experience in documentation of project impact through news articles, feature success stories, photographs and documentaries.

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    Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor

    Reference number CHS/HR/DCOP/001/2020 

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual for the position of a Deputy Chief Party/ Senior Technical Advisor.

    Overall job function:

    • Reporting to the Chief of Party, the incumbent shall be responsible for providing technical oversight of implementation activities, project management and liaison with the Ministry of Health, National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program, and other implementing partners.

    Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Ensure project services and performance are of the highest quality, responding to the specified deliverables and goals of the cooperative agreement, delivered in a timely manner, and in full support and compliance with the terms of the cooperative agreement.
    • Oversee the implementation of program activities and provide high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
    • Serve as a project liaison between CHS and NTLD-Program, and accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
    • Development of project annual work plans and monitoring implementation to ensure achievement of measurable and impactful outcomes.
    • Preparation of project quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports of the highest quality in order to showcase the achievements and key lessons from the project.
    • Ensuring preparation of quarterly project newsletters for wide distribution to all key stakeholders.
    • Assisting in program monitoring and evaluation and use of data to inform program planning and continuous quality improvement as needed.
    • Support the work of the STOP TB Partnership-Kenya secretariat to ensure vibrant partnership.
    • Coordination of technical officers to ensure program objectives and priorities are achieved and reported on.
    • Support the NTLD-Program in the implementation of its Strategic Plan and development of new program strategies.
    • Ensure uptake and implementation of management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement.
    • Managing, providing technical oversight and supporting organisations receiving sub awards from TB ARC II.
    • Support the operational research agenda of the project and organisation.

    Qualification and skills required:

    • MBCHB.
    • Master’s Degree in public health or a related field.
    • Minimum of 7 years of project management experience in large, health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities.
    • Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of TB, TB/HIV and DR TB.
    • A clear track record in provision of technical assistance of similar complexity and magnitude.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level government of Kenya officials, USAID, NGOs, private sector, agencies and donor organisations.
    • Professional proficiency in English is required.
    • Working knowledge and understanding of USAID program rules and regulations.
    • Experience in managing sub awards is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria indicated are invited to email their applications and detailed CVs with contact details of three referees to [email protected] clearly indicating the job title  and its reference number as the subject line by 5.00 PM on or before Friday, July 3, 2020.

    Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya is USAIDs’ implementing partner for the TB ARC II project.

    CHS is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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