Saturday, February 02, 2013

AMREF Communications Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Position: Communications Assistant

Duty Station:
Nairobi, Kenya

Ref Number: KCO/Comms/001/2013

AMREF is looking for an individual who is organized, highly motivated and results-oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa, to fill the position of Communications Assistant in AMREF, Kenya.

The incumbent will report to the Communications Manager and stationed in Nairobi
Purpose of Job:-

To efficiently and professionally support the communication of strategies, services, and interests of AMREF to relevant audiences/publics through appropriate channels.
Key Responsibilities:-
  • Assist in the planning, developing and implementing of communication strategies in liaison with the Country Programme and AMREF Headquarters.
  • Assist in media communication: organize media briefings and interviews in liaison with the Communication Manager.
  • Assist in researching, writing and dissemination of information to targeted media and other audiences in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist in collating and analyzing media coverage.
  • Assist in organizing donor and visitors project visits, exhibitions, open days and project launches.
  • Assist in writing and editing in-house publications, articles, speeches and reports, including newsletters, case studies, human interest stories.
  • Assist in preparing and supervising the production of publicity materials, including brochures, flyers, photographs and promotional films.
  • Support AMREF public awareness and fundraising activities.
Qualifications and Competencies:-

The ideal candidate should be a team player with the following qualities:
  • A first degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in communication, writing, editing and desktop publishing.
  • Experience in graphic design and audio-visual production.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation and networking skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with diverse groups of people.
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.  
If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference numbers (KCO/Comms/001/2013) in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 11th February 2013.  
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  
Please do not attach any certificates or testimonials.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

AMREF does not request for money in its recruitment process.
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