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Senior Program Associate

Department: Program
Location: Nairobi

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application letter and resume to by Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Global Health Strategies (GHS)

Working at Global Health Strategies means you are 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 come together. You are energized by high-performing, quick turnaround work environments. 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.


GHS is an international organization that raises awareness and provides high-level support to address public health challenges facing emerging economies. We combine expertise in policy research, advocacy and communications with a deep knowledge of, and commitment to, the issues we work on. In doing so, we aim to accelerate the development and delivery of life-saving technologies, policies and information.


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.
  • Building 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.


Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelorís degree in public health, international development, communications, journalism or related field required.
  • At least 3 years working experience in health communications, public health or global development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power point) and exceptional writing skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while paying attention to detail, quality and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated competence working with stakeholders.
  • Masterís degree in a related field is an added advantage.
  • Preference for Kenyan Nationals; must be eligible to work in Kenya.


Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application letter and resume to by Tuesday, 22 January 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Note that Global Health Strategies does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

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