Communications & Advocacy Manager, Africa Job in Kenya

Global Health Strategies (GHS) is seeking a Manager to support the growth of its Africa office. Global Health Strategies (GHS) is a worldwide organization that uses advocacy, communications and policy analysis to advance issues and power campaigns that improve health and well-being worldwide. Our services blend creative communications – messaging, media and digital – with strategic advocacy – leadership voice, champion engagement, policy research and events.

  • The Manager will provide cross office support and will be responsible for managing deliverables and outputs for GHS’s clients and partners, focused on major health and development challenges in the region, including reproductive maternal, newborn and child health, HIV, family planning, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, climate justice and health financing, among others. The selected candidate will also support GHS’ growing events practice.

About The Role

  • Managers lead teams so that our clients achieve their goals. They know how to devise a strategy and mobilize people to act, build expertise across wide-ranging topics, and provide strategic advice to diverse audiences. This position seeks a motivated professional, with good people skills, client management, project management, communications background and will thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial working environment.

Specific Responsibilities Include


Communications

  • Strategic content development: Translate complex concepts into clear, actionable messaging for diverse audiences. This includes developing strategies for key messages, fact sheets, social media content, and creative digital materials. You will also effectively mobilize internal teams to execute on these strategies.
  • Media relations expertise: Build and maintain strong relationships with top-tier media outlets to secure optimal coverage for client initiatives and goals.
  • Champion building: Elevate the voice and expertise of high-level influencers and champions by positioning them as thought leaders at key moments.
  • Leverage trends in media: Stay at the forefront of industry trends by actively monitoring media coverage, key announcements, emerging evidence, and high-level conversations to continuously refine communication strategies and ensure alignment with client interests.

Advocacy

  • Strategic advocacy: Identifying strategic moments and new champions to advance global health issues.
  • Coalition building: Building strong partner relationships through coordination, relationship management and message alignment.
  • Event management: Coordinating and supporting the execution of client high-level events, including identifying invitees and speakers, and developing agendas or presentations
  • Data-driven approach: Following and tracking trends in global health policies and funding opportunities to continuously innovate on strategy

Client/Project Management

  • Management, tracking and implementation of project deliverables, as per the contract/s
  • Contributing to strategy development, in coordination with project leads, to effectively plan the implementation and completion of deliverables and its expected outcomes
  • Managing team resources, in coordination with project lead, to ensure timely completion of deliverables and use of resources
  • Reviewing and guiding the team to draft client ready documents (concept notes, presentations, etc.,) and communications material (articles, factsheets)
  • Participating and sharing inputs during client and external stakeholder meetings/calls; manage select external relationships
  • Supervising and mentoring team members to deliver client-ready materials

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7 years of work experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Exceptional writing ability
  • Experience managing teams to achieve ambitious results

Valuable Qualifications

Communications, public relations or journalism experience

Public health, global development or campaign experience

Master’s degree in a related field is an added advantage

Experience with Adobe Suite of creative tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) or Canva

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and any additional materials to ptalwar@globalhealthstrategies.com