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Communications Officer


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Country: Kenya
Organization: Amref Health Africa
Closing date: 8 Feb 2022


Amref Health Africa is the new host of the Gavi Civil Society Organization (CSO) Hosting Arrangement. In this role, Amref Health Africa will work with a wide array of local, national to international civil society organizations (the Gavi CSO constituency) by providing coordination, strategic advisory services, constituency governance systems and process management, communications and administrative services, including advocacy, networking and knowledge management. This is aimed at supporting Gavi to attain the global immunization Agenda 2030, Gavi’s Strategy for the 2021-2025 and COVAX.


The Communications Officer will report directly to the Programme Manager and support activities related to branding and visibility, development of messages, managing the website and dissemination of project information in consultation with the Programme Manager. They will also work closely with the wider Amref Global Communications Unit for appropriate guidance and support on the role execution.


  • Work with the Programme Manager to develop and implement communications campaigns and strategies and monitor their success.
  • Determine strategic communications campaigns that will help further the CSO hosting arrangement objectives.
  • Produce and disseminate quarterly newsletters with the CSO Constituency and partners, in English and French.
  • Lead the development and regularly update a new Gavi CSO website with increased functionality, strengthening exchanges with Gavi communications and social media, ensuring increased visibility of Gavi CSO Constituency on Gavi’s sites through stories, articles, and blogs.
  • Create internal communications protocols and initiatives that will foster employee morale.
  • Support the creation of communications material and content that support the CSO hosting arrangement brand and support the advocacy agenda, including white papers, website copy, and more.
  • Develop and produce stories of how CSOs are supporting delivery, accountability, communications or providing technical support to country plans, and contributing to placing a focus on equity and vulnerable populations, aligned with Gavi Alliance 5.0 and CSCE approach priorities and strategic focus.
  • Represent the CSO hosting arrangements at relevant events and press conferences.
  • Reach out to influencers, media and beyond in order to arrange story placement on a national and global level.
  • Develop and manage communications tools for the CSO Constituency and Gavi CSO Steering Committee.


4. Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or other related field

5. Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in designing and executing marketing and communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Strong experience in the use of social media to advance a communications strategy/agenda.
  • Up to date on industry trends in communications and knowledge management and able to stay ahead of the latest developments in the industry.
  • Experience working in the health development space an added advantage.

6. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Language skills: Excellent spoken and written English; Proficiency in French is an added advantage.
  • Great interpersonal skills and a team player.

How to apply:

Interested? Please visit our website https://amref.org/job/communications-officer/ to make your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be February 08, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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