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Communications Officer Job in Kenya

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at more than 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. 

Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. 

With a growing global staff of over 1,000 - nine of 10 who work in the field - the Foundation’s global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities  to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

 Communications Officer

Coast Province, Kenya
Overview: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) intends to recruit a Communications Officer for an anticipated integrated health service delivery program in Coast Province, Kenya. 

The Communications Officer will coordinate and support project communications activities including working with the project team to develop key messages and communications strategies and coordinating their implementation, documenting and disseminating project results, drafting internal and external communication about the project. 

The Communications Officer would be based in Coast Province for the duration of the project. 

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the development of specific communications strategies and messages and coordinate ongoing communications activities related to achievement of project results.
  • Work closely with the project team and partners to document successes and lessons learned from project activities
  • Support the development of reports, presentations, and other materials for specific target audiences
  • Responsible for drafting external PR communication about the program
Required Qualifications
  • Degree in Communications
  • At least 4 years of experience working with the NGO community, international donors, and local press in Kenya.
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS service delivery and the health sector in Kenya
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; experience in design an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local languages is a plus.
Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit an application letter, detailed CV, and list of references via email with a subject title “Communications Officer” to

The closing date is 29th October 2014. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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