Global Health Strategies Communications & Advocacy Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Global Health Strategies is a global health communications and advocacy firm, based in NYC. We are currently hiring an Associate for our Nairobi, Kenya office.

Job Title: Communications & Advocacy Associate

Department: Program
 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

About the Position: Associates at Global Health Strategies are key, visible members of project teams, given high-impact, meaningful work from day one. 

 

Working alongside peers and senior management, Associates help develop and execute communications and advocacy strategies for our clients. 

Our work is driven by our commitment to the issues, which in turn drives our commitment to enhancing our client’s efforts to address some of the world’s toughest health challenges.

Associates have a range of responsibilities related to communications, advocacy and client or project management.

Communications

  • Drafting and editing documents, including press releases, fact sheets, speeches, Q&As
  • Identifying trends, opportunities and key reporters in Africa
  • Maintaining databases of media contacts
  • Monitoring topic-specific global health developments and media coverage
  • Liaising with journalists to ensure and guide coverage of key global health issues
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the global health and science media landscape

Advocacy

  • Researching global health policies and funding opportunities
  • Identifying invitees, developing agendas or presentations, and managing the logistics for advocacy events
  • Drafting research, policy analyses, reports and presentations

Client / Project Management

  • Tracking project team monthly activities and account deliverables
  • Managing team calendars and travel logistics
  • Liaising with clients on projects and deliverables
  • Updating the larger team on project developments and status
  • Attending events and meetings with senior management on behalf of clients
Desired Traits

The right candidate will be whip-smart, poised and an exceptional written communicator. 

While in-depth knowledge of global health is not required, a demonstrated passion for social change is essential.

  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced international environment
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Excellent research skills
  • Quick learner
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision
  • Experience with project management

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of work experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
Note: Must be eligible to legally work in Kenya; requires Kenyan National status

Valuable Qualifications

  • Communications, public relations, or journalism experience
  • Global health experience
  • Master’s degree in a related field

Application Procedure

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