Summary of Role

Reporting to the Communication and Knowledge Management Manager, the Communications Assistant will provide effective technical/practical knowledge management and communication services to support program activities. He/she will also ensure that the final communication and knowledge management products and events adhere to the USAID branding and marking plans.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate, record and share action points of project meetings.
  • Record and share recordings of all periodic meetings, including monthly, quarterly, mid-term and annual project review meetings.
  • Support the production and editing of information, education and communication materials.
  • Support project staff to adhere to branding and marking plan.
  • Provide coverage at public events to enhance the visibility of the mechanism.
  • Support implementation of IntraHealth International Inc. Kenya Knowledge management and Communication strategy.
  • Assist in design work for all project’s final products using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, and or any other appropriate design software.
  • Support the production of high-quality project documents and ensure adherence to the IntraHealth International Style and Citation Standards/Guidelines as well as compliance with USAID Approved Branding and Marking Plan.
  • Maintain knowledge repositories in the staff portal to store articles, reports, concept papers and other project related documents.
  • Develop and maintain a mailing list for distribution of communication and knowledge management products.
  • Conduct continuous quality improvement to evaluate information adequacy and quality as well as staff and partner needs.
  • Support photographic documentation of programmatic work in compliance with IntraHealth ethical guidelines.
  • Media- Relations, press coordination and tracking in line with IntraHealth and USAID media policy.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public relations or equivalent qualifications.
  • At least 2 years working experience with exposure to media industry in Kenya and USAID-funded projects
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and work with diverse people at national, county and project levels.
  • Demonstrated competencies in design and formatting of knowledge products such as education and communication materials, documentation and publication (including web-based documentation) in program implementation.

 Required Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Public Relations
  • Design and formatting skills

Competencies

  • Innovation
  • Accountability
  • Service Excellence
  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written)

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.  We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

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