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Communications Officer Job at African Population and Health Research Center
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-informed policy research. Our researchers are contributing to the body of evidence about the critical barriers preventing optimal population health and wellbeing among the most vulnerable of Africa’s urban poor: the six in ten people who live in the informal settlements, or slums, that crowd the continent’s urban centers.
As part of our strategy to improve the Center’s ability to engage in global and continental discussions about solutions to the challenges impeding Africa’s development, we are recruiting a Communications Officer to serve as an in-house Editor in Chief and ensure quality control in our written and multimedia content.
The right candidate is a nimble multitasker with a strong background in print and multimedia content development, a wide network of contacts in local and international media and exacting attention to detail. S/he will be able to calmly handle a complex workload, is responsive as well as proactive, and is comfortable providing mentoring and coaching to a highly trained and educated cohort of research professionals.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal and should include: Portfolio of written work (no more than 5 samples, 3 of which must be published versions) to also include tracked change edits of a pre-publication piece of someone else’s writing;
Cover letter must include at least two paragraphs addressing (either pro/con) the following statement: Twitter is an important medium for African civil society institutions.
Please include one reference of someone who can speak directly to your ability to manage a complex and varied workload. Applications will be considered up to December 15, 2017. Cover letters should be addressed to: –
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO Nairobi
For more information about APHRC visit www.aphrc.org
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children
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