Organization Name: Amref Health Africa
Job Category: Communications
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Nairobi
Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa’s vision is for lasting health change in Africa and is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and West Africa providing services to over 30 countries. Employing over 900 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million, Amref Health Africa is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information on Amref Health Africa, please visit www.amref.org.
USAID/Washington awarded the Koota Injena Cooperative Agreement to Amref Health Africa, Inc. in partnership with Food for the Hungry (FH) and International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). There is a three-year project implementation period, scheduled to run from October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2020. The goal of the project is to implement and provide evidence on the effectiveness of engaging clans and clan leaders as levers of bringing attitudinal and norm change towards the abandonment of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), and re-define the value of the girl among the clan members of the Samburu, Borana, Rendille and Gabra communities in Kenya’s Samburu and Marsabit Counties. To fulfil its mission, the Koota Injena project is looking for one Communications Specialist to join its team.
2 OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor for CEFM and FGM/C and in collaboration with other team members, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for the development and adaptation of branding and Information and Education Communications (IEC) materials, leading comprehensive documentation and dissemination of project activities and successes, support and lead research as needed, and supporting regular project and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) reporting;, while adhering to the donor (USAID) and Amref Health Africa regulations and requirements
3 EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
At least five years of relevant experience supporting communications related to community health programming preferably in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), gender equality, or abandonment of FGM and Child Marriage programming, social work or other relevant areas
Demonstrated experience in graphic design, audio/visual production and web content development
Experience supporting communications for USAID or other U.S. Government -funded projects is a plus
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field
Demonstrated experience in writing and editing performance reports and creating project documentation (such as fact sheets, brochures, newsletter articles, technical briefs, success stories…). Previous experience in proposal/grant writing is a plus.
High level of proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular) and Internet Explorer
Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently with minimum supervision
Ability to manage multiple priorities, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to exercise confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with diverse groups of people
How to apply:
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter before May 23rd, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: REF: Amref/RMNCAH/07/04/2018/CO. Applicants who speak/understand the following local languages are strongly encouraged to apply: Rendille, Samburu, Borana and Gabra.
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