Communications Specialist - Africa Region
há 6 dias
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Reporting to the Sr. Communications Specialist Africa Region (SCSAR), the Communications Specialist will work collaboratively with the Global Engagement and Communications (GECO) Office to promote Jhpiego to external audiences with a focus on positioning the organization, its programs, innovations and successful interventions as technical leaders in maternal and newborn health.

The Regional Specialist will assist the SCSAR in executing the GECO’s communications plan for the Africa region. This will include building capacity of local staff to meet communication standards, working with media across the region, documenting impact with stories and photography and supporting in-country communications efforts.

The Communications Specialist will work to ensure Jhpiego staff across departments are familiar with organizational communications policies, standards, guidelines, key messages and their responsibilities in promoting organization achievements.


  • Support the Communications Specialist Africa Region in the execution of Jhpiego strategic communications plan
  • Work with country teams to identify and document audience-specific impact stories and communication materials
  • Develop the capacity and skills of the Jhpiego communications team throughout Africa on best practices for identifying, documenting and developing compelling communication deliverables (success stories, photography, infographics, social media posts, events and media outreach)
  • Write and / or pitch to media stories about the work of Jhpiego
  • Work closely with staff in Baltimore and globally to develop accurate, creative story ideas for marketing materials
  • Work with Global Programs Office and Technical Leadership Office to integrate communications messaging and processes throughout the organization
  • Find new and innovative avenues to communicate Jhpiego key messages
  • Provide technical support for communications to field staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field
  • Strong non-technical writing skills
  • 3+ years writing and communication experience
  • Strong organizational, analytical and assessment skills
  • Understanding of communications channels, including electronic and print media
  • Ability to develop communications plans to synchronize with organizational goals in fundraising and development, government and corporate relations
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with audiences important to Jhpiego, including news media, legislators, donors and prospective donors, and corporate leaders
  • Ability to represent Jhpiego effectively to external audiences including corporate and foundation executives, business and government organizations and other cooperating agencies
  • Knowledge of social network and media communications
  • Ability to meet deadlines under extreme pressure
  • Ability to build consensus and work with diverse groups of people
  • Experience and ability to travel to developing countries
  • Preferred Qualifications : Experience, preferably in the health or development field

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