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Friday, December 17, 2010

Communication Specialist job in Nairobi Kenya

Centre for Health Solutions- Kenya (CHS) is a local indigenous Kenyan organization working in partnership with ICAP Kenya and the Ministries of Medical Services and Public Health and Sanitation to support the implementation of HIV prevention, care and treatment activities at provincial, district and health centre facilities in nine districts in Central Kenya.

CHS harnesses local expertise as well as strategic partnerships to support the implementation of evidence based solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is looking for suitable Kenyan nationals to fill the following positions:

Communication Specialist – Nairobi
Ref: 002/CHS/CS/2010

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Communication Specialist will strive to effectively communicate the mission, goals and program activities of CHS with donors, stakeholders, government and the public through print and electronic media.

Major duties and Responsibilities:

    * Develop and implement the CHS marketing and branding strategy and action plan
    * Manage CHS website and social media presence
    * In close consultation with the Program Technical Officers and M&E officer, document and disseminate CHS program activities and best practices to donors, government, partners and the public to promote sustainable health initiatives
    * Draft, edit, review and ensure accurate translations of advocacy & communication materials before dissemination.
    * Liaise with the media to ensure sufficient and accurate coverage of CHS program activities and priorities.
    * In liaison with program team members develop indicators and monitor effectiveness of CHS communication initiatives in line with the goals and objectives of the CHS Strategic Plan

Minimum Qualifications:

    * Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, social sciences with equivalent professional work experience.
    * Five years progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, at national or international level.
    * Ability to research, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and simplify technical information particularly those related to health communication
    * Strong writing skills especially writing press releases and articles/stories for traditional and electronic media
    * Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials and other partners
    * Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills as well as ability to work as part of a team.

Qualified candidates should send their application cover letter indicating their salary expectations and current CV with three professional referees to the Finance and Administration Director, at by 31st December 2010.

Please indicate the title and Reference number of the position applied for in the subject line of the mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all who are qualified for the above positions.

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