We are looking for Communications Specialist
Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or relevant discipline
At least 8 years of work experience in communications, public relations, marketing or related
field, ideally in public health
At least 5 years’ experience developing and implementing SBCC strategies
Experience in best practice and/or research dissemination
Experience in a range of communications activities (writing strategies, briefing papers, press
releases, concept notes, use of social media, etc.)
Develop and implement a project communications strategy for MAPD.
Oversee all SBCC, advocacy and external communication efforts relevant to the project.
Line manages the Regional Communications Officers.
Provide technical management and oversight of all project related communication activities.
Lead the development of all the projects’ communication strategies, ensuring that they
incorporate best practices, represent effective strategies and innovative approaches based on
evidence or priority gaps in evidence.
Support project managers in implementing their communication strategies in a timely and
efficient manner. Conduct technical support supervision of organizational and project specific
Ensure that all communications activities are implemented cost-effectively, considering value for
money and sustainability. Work with the regional coordinators to capitalize on synergies related
to communication activities within and outside MAPD, including effective coordination between
MAPDs’ communication strategies and materials and the promotion of cross-project learning.
Ensure project communication experiences are appropriately documented and disseminated.
Support project managers to develop and implement project specific documentation and
dissemination plans internally across MAPD and externally.
Contact for any query
Our mission is to improve lives in Africa and Asia through sustainable, evidence-based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote child and maternal health.
Regional Office for Africa