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Communications and Advocacy Senior Associate (Nairobi, Kenya)

Department: Program
Location: Nairobi

Working at Global Health Strategies means youíre passionate about social and economic justice, and see these goals as inseparable from public health and global development. You aspire to be a mission-driven professional working at the crossroads of global development and communications. You believe that human stories and evidence can together change the hearts and minds of policymakers and the public, and you strive to make the two words collude. Everything is a learning opportunity. Diverse people and perspectives inspire you to be better. A 9-to-5 job is not for you, but a purpose-driven environment with good people and food is what you are looking for.

About the Role 

Our Senior Programme Associates are self-starters who work independently with minimal supervision. They spend a significant portion of their time in a client facing role. Specific responsibilities include:

Communications and Advocacy  

  • Making complex concepts accessible and actionable to a wide audience by developing strategies for creating key messages, fact sheets, social media posts and creative digital materials and mobilizing teams accordingly.
  • Conducting research and synthesizing evidence to draft compelling narratives that resonate with varied target audiences Ė these could take the form of policy briefs, thought pieces or policy papers.
  • Build strong relationships with top-tier media outlets to ensure reporting around public health issues we care about increases and is grounded in evidence.
  • Elevating the voice and expertise of high-level influencers by providing them opportunities to be spokespeople, supporting them on media engagement activities.
  • Liaising with partners to amplify voices around issues and ensure coordinated action.
  • Following and tracking trends in global health policies and funding opportunities to continuously innovate on strategy.

 

Client/Project Management 

  • Lead specific project work streams for projects with minimal oversight.
  •  Oversee tracking of program activities and progress towards project goals and deliverables; developing project reports and presentations.
  • Communicating with senior management on progress and challenges, and ideating on potential solutions.
  • Coaching junior staff members on writing, client-facing interactions, and time management skills.
  • Supporting senior management at client meetings and events.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelorís degree required; Masterís degree in a related field would be valuable
  • Communications, public health or global development experience
  • 5-7 years of work experience
  • Preference for Kenyan Nationals; must be eligible to work without sponsorship
  • Microsoft Office proficiency and exceptional writing ability

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