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Program Officer - Communications Job Vacancy

The Regional Office of an International AIDS research organization is looking for an experienced communications professional to fill the position of Program Officer - Communications.
  • Work with senior staff to coordinate the organization’s communications efforts throughout Africa, including:
  • Developing and implementing strategic communications plans throughout Africa;
  • Managing key public affairs and media relations activities;
  • Development of relevant materials, articles, letters to the editor and additional communications materials for African audiences as appropriate.
  • Work with scientific partners to develop key messages around programmes and activities in the region and ensure consistent messaging and provide support for media inquiries.
  • Assist as necessary with writing and editing functions, including programme evaluation reports, adaptation of materials, newsletters and other organizational and educational materials.

  • Excellent writing skills. Fluency in English, written and oral, required. Kiswahili and French language skills a plus.
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience, including 5 years of experience in communications, communications materials development and/or public relations.
  • Experience in the area of public health and communications planning, HIV and/or research work a plus.
  • Ability to understand complex, bio-medical subjects and communicate them to diverse audiences.
  • Minimum Bachelors degree. Graduate study advantageous.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Send CV and cover letter to:

DN.A 677
P.O.Box 49010-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date Friday 6th August 2010.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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