Communications and Advocacy Assistant Africa

Malaria No More

Marketing & Communications

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Job Summary

Malaria No More UK is seeking a talented and passionate Advocacy and Communications assistant to support the Zero Malaria Campaign Coalition.

  • Minimum Qualification:Unspecified
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

LOCATION: Nairobi Kenya
CONTRACT: 6 Month Temporary Contract 4/5 days a week
HOURS: FULL TIME / PART TIME
SALARY:US $ 12,000 P.A. pro rata
REPORTS TO: Senior Africa Advocacy & Communications Manager

ROLE SUMMARY
Malaria No More UK is seeking a talented and passionate Advocacy and Communications assistant to support the Zero Malaria Campaign Coalition. Reporting to the Senior Communication and Advocacy Manager Africa and working closely with other team members to implement the in country work plan and strategy . The assistant will support the identification, development and execution of strategic, context specific, communications plans and activities, provide appropriate communications and advocacy advice and support to partners .The communication and advocacy assistant will also support the digital blead to develop content across the Zero Malaria social media platforms and help create the national social media toolkit which will be embedded in the communication strategy by the Division of the National Malaria Program. The program assistant will share our vision to forge positive relationships with the online community .

The communication and advocacy assistant will be responsible for co-creating a variety of multimedia content, and ensure it as a dynamic, engaging and accurate
resource for the target audience. They will proactively assist with expanding the reach and impact of the community online and implementing digital engagement strategies, as well as identify and engage with key influencers to increase the breadth of reach further.

They will also support with creating the Zero Malaria Campaign Coalition content for the monthly newsletter.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide communications support for a variety of external events and campaigns (in parliament, with corporate partners, with press or with celebrity ambassadors) including overseas visits
• Contributing to the research of strategy documents, reports, media materials and issue briefs
• Assist with the Kenya project management (e.g., updating work plans, support to tracking budgets)
• Support the partnership engagement with DNMP and key stakeholders
• Promote and ensure online visibility, engagement for national campaigns and other key events
• Administrative support on a variety of events across the organisation
• Brief. liaise with and manage a variety of external suppliers including printers, designers, photographers, videographers and other agencies
• Support other programme responsibilities as required
• Manage media clippings, tracking coverage and results

PERSON SPECIFICATION: ESSENTIALS
• An interest in malaria and global health issues
• Be energetic with a flexible can do attitude, and ready to work hard alongside everyone in the team
• Good communication and interpersonal skills, enabling good team working, asking for help when needed
• An ability to work proactively and independently, meet deadlines and prioritise tasks

PERSON SPECIFICATION: DESIRABLES
• Be comfortable with using Microsoft Office packages
• Able to learn new technology skills quickly
• Some office working experience
• A lived malaria experience is a plus

MNMUK recognises the value of a team in which people from diverse backgrounds are able to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to delivering our mission to make Malaria No More. Candidates from historically marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This job description is a statement of requirements at the time of writing and is not contractual or exhaustive. It should not be seen as precluding future changes
after appointment to this role. It may be amended over time in consultation with the Manager / Director.

Staff benefits include:
• $1500 Healthcare contributions
• 28 days’ annual leave plus public holiday days in the postholders country of residence

If you are passionate about our cause and feel you have the experience, we would love to hear from you

To apply, please send your CV and a covering statement detailing how you fit the role and why you want to work for us to.

CLOSING DATE: As soon as a suitable candidate is found

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