Communications Officer

Communications Officer

African Population And Health Research Centre

Communications Officer

Details of the offer

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.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Vocational school

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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