Communications Manager at Centre for Health Solutions

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is a local, not-for-profit organisation. We understand the local context, make use of local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure we implement evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.

Reference number CHS/HR/CM/002/2020

CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual for the position of a Communications Manager.

Overall job function:

  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the holder of the position shall be responsible for the development and execution of CHS’s Communications Strategy, as well as coordinating and managing the development and production of corporate and program communication initiatives in close collaboration with the organisation’s senior management and project directors.  The holder of this position shall also be responsible for steering processes towards demand creation for TB services in Kenya, creating and enhancing organisational and project visibility, and managing and maintaining donor and stakeholder relations.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Implementation of CHS communication strategy, policies and procedures to support the realisation of strategic goals.
  • Organise and coordinate corporate and special public relations activities including media engagement to promote CHS activities.
  • Provide leadership in the management and execution of corporate branding and compliance to donor branding and marking requirements.
  • Take lead in the implementation of the CHS digital media agenda.
  • Oversee development of regular communication materials to all stakeholders, including but not limited to newsletters, annual reports, website updates, policy briefs, position statement, brochures, fliers, pamphlets and other IEC materials.
  • CHS projects brand visibility management and enhancement of both online and offline engagements including social media management, website management, donor and development partners engagements.
  • Develop approaches to manage the growth of the CHS brand at county, national, regional and international level.
  • Advise management on key public relations issues.
  • Build the capacity of staff in basic interpersonal, public relations, communication and client- relationship management skills.
  • Support CHS teams in the development of key messaging for resource mobilisation and program activities.
  • Monitor public engagement, comments and feedback about the organisation and provide appropriate responses.
  • Perform any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualification and skills required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Communications, Public Relations, Media Studies, Journalism or their equivalent from a recognised University.
  • Postgraduate diploma in Journalism for candidates with a non-journalism degree.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least seven (7) years of experience in developing and implementing corporate communication programs.
  • Is a member of a relevant professional body such as Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK).
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and desktop publishing software particularly Adobe Creative Suite and web content management systems.
  • Excellent writing, proof reading, editorial and proposal writing skills with ability to improve written content paying attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and group communication skills.
  • Technical knowledge in design, implementation and management of public health behaviour change and communication campaigns.
  • Excellent coordination, interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills to build relationships with a wide array of audiences including staff, development partners, donors, government agencies and consultants.
  • Excellent photography and videography skills.
  • Experience in executing a successful public health campaign in Kenya preferably on TB and HIV.
  • Experience in offering communication support to a USAID funded activity/project.
  • Experience in documentation of project impact through news articles, feature success stories, photographs and documentaries.

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