Friday, 5 July 2013

Management Sciences for Health Senior Communications Associate Job in Kenya

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience in strengthening health systems, and capacity of local institutions. MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability. 
Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 
For more information please visit our website www.msh.org.

MSH seeks to recruit a highly motivated and result oriented individual to join a dynamic team as Senior Communications Associate in our Leadership Management Sustainability (LMS Kenya) Program.

Senior Communications Associate 
Ref: 13-6697
 
The Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS/Kenya) Program is working in Kenya to strengthen leadership and management in the Kenyan health sector. 
The Senior Communications Associate will be responsible for all projects reporting including donor reporting on a quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis and for the LMS/Kenya End-of-Project Report. 
S/He will work with the LMS/Kenya Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor and technical project staff to identify, produce and edit results stories that promote the achievements and visibility of the project; collaborates with the LMS/Kenya Communications Associate and MSH’s Center for Leadership and Management Communications Director to post stories on the Health Systems Management in Kenya website (www.hsm-kenya.org) and the MSH website (www.msh.org); and contribute to related social media sites as necessary and appropriate. 
In addition, s/he leads the project’s knowledge exchange efforts primarily by coordinating the identification, documentation and dissemination of effective practices for leadership, management and governance in health and manages the publication and dissemination of LMS/Kenya technical documents  and reports. 
The Senior Communications Associate will also coordinate and manage public relations and events which include working with journalists and media houses to ensuring accurate and timely coverage of LMS/Kenya activities as well as appropriate branding and marking for the project and donor.
 
Qualifications and experience required:
 
The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public policy, international development or related field with at least 3 years of relevant working experience. 
S/He should have excellent writing and editing skills for a variety of platforms with excellent interpersonal and public communication skills.
 
In addition, S/He should have demonstrated print and/or online publishing experience and should have exceptional organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
Experience working in the development sector, working with the Ministries of Health or other government entities, and/or writing reports for USAID-funded projects is highly desirable.
 
The successful candidate should have experience writing press releases and/or training and pitching stories to journalists with professional-level photography skills and/or graphic design abilities. 
Computer proficiency with hands on experience with online content management and use of social media for business purposes is required.
 
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and national origin, and citizenship, physical or mental handicap. 
For further detail and to apply for this position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at www.jobs-msh.icims.com by July 19, 2013. 
If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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