Communications Specialist

06 Sep 2016 | 08:29 | 16 Sep 2016 Closed


  • Africa , Uganda , Kampala
  • From 8 year(s)
  • Technical/Mechanical


Job Description

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 communication activities.  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.

Company Profile


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

+256 31 2 300 420

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