Strategic Communications Officer Job in Kenya

PATH
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.  

The strategic
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 


Documentation
of Kenya’s PHC Journey in coordination with the Division of Primary Health Care 

Documentation
of success stories featuring Community Health Promoters (CHPs) ,Health Care
Workers (HCWs) on PHC in coordination with the Division of Primary Health Care 

Support
media, social media engagement, stakeholder engagement and report writing on
Primary Health Care/UHC

Supporting communication
related to Social Behavior Change Communication at the Ministry of Health  

Working
with the Health Promotion Unit to promote and communicate health behaviors
through social media content, web articles, and media engagement.  

Mapping
out of World Health days and supporting communication activities aligned to
health days. These include speech writing, op-eds, social media content, event
management. 

Communications
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:  

Minute
taking and report writing during technical meetings.  

Technical
communications assistance to MoH to support MoH events. 

Support
for stakeholder engagement, media and social media engagement within MoH .  

Risk
communications support working closely with technical directorates in the event
of a crisis.  

Qualifications and Experience 

Bachelor’s
degree in communications, journalism, public health or related fields 

Work
Experience: 3-5 years of professional experience in communications, preferably
in development communication or public health. 

English
is essential and Swahili strongly preferred. 

Demonstrated
experience supporting communications efforts in within the health sector.  

Flexible
approach and ability to navigate ambiguity, as well as multiple projects and
various priorities at once. 

Experience
in producing and editing, under tight deadlines, accurate and dynamic
communications materials, including press-releases, op-eds, talking points and
digital content. 

Creativity
in developing compelling content, and creative pursuit of targets in
achievement of communications objectives across different channels (media,
social, web etc.) 

High
Emotional intelligence , excellent judgement, and strong interpersonal and
collaborative skills.  

Outstanding
organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail

Desired Skills  

Excellent
writing and storytelling skills with strong ability to convey ideas and
technical information into written language. 

Good
interpersonal skills and team spirit 

Ability
to travel locally to support MoH Communications activities. 

Good
relationship with media 

Ability
to work with creative design software is an advantage.  

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