is currently recruiting for a Strategic Communication Officer for secondment to
the Ministry of Health in Kenya. The primary responsibilities of this role will
involve raising the profile of Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health
Care efforts in the country, supporting social behavior change communication in
collaboration with the MoH technical teams, and support for MoH strategic
communications activities with external constituents.
communications officer will report to the PATH Kenya Communications Coordinator
based in Nairobi and the MoH Communications Office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Elevating MoH’s work and
commitments around Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care
of Kenya’s PHC Journey in coordination with the Division of Primary Health Care
of success stories featuring Community Health Promoters (CHPs) ,Health Care
Workers (HCWs) on PHC in coordination with the Division of Primary Health Care
media, social media engagement, stakeholder engagement and report writing on
Primary Health Care/UHC
related to Social Behavior Change Communication at the Ministry of Health
with the Health Promotion Unit to promote and communicate health behaviors
through social media content, web articles, and media engagement.
out of World Health days and supporting communication activities aligned to
health days. These include speech writing, op-eds, social media content, event
support for key health breakthroughs and moments including celebrating
innovation, positive outcomes, new products/interventions, excellence in the
health sector etc.
Supporting MoH strategic
communication objectives in coordination the MoH Communications team:
taking and report writing during technical meetings.
communications assistance to MoH to support MoH events.
for stakeholder engagement, media and social media engagement within MoH .
communications support working closely with technical directorates in the event
of a crisis.
Qualifications and Experience
degree in communications, journalism, public health or related fields
Experience: 3-5 years of professional experience in communications, preferably
in development communication or public health.
is essential and Swahili strongly preferred.
experience supporting communications efforts in within the health sector.
approach and ability to navigate ambiguity, as well as multiple projects and
various priorities at once.
in producing and editing, under tight deadlines, accurate and dynamic
communications materials, including press-releases, op-eds, talking points and
in developing compelling content, and creative pursuit of targets in
achievement of communications objectives across different channels (media,
social, web etc.)
Emotional intelligence , excellent judgement, and strong interpersonal and
organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail
writing and storytelling skills with strong ability to convey ideas and
technical information into written language.
interpersonal skills and team spirit
to travel locally to support MoH Communications activities.
relationship with media
to work with creative design software is an advantage.
How To Apply