HEARD Employment Opportunity- Senior Communications Officer


HEARD is a leading applied research centre with a global reputation for its research, education programmes, technical services, partnerships and networks, devoted to addressing the broad health challenges of Africa. HEARD’s aim is to shape public health policy and practice in order to reduce health inequalities in Africa and to improve the reach, comprehensiveness and quality of health services delivery throughout the region. 

Overview of role and duties

Our Senior Communications Officer will work closely with the Executive Director in managing the organisations communications strategy and will be supported by the Communication Officer and Intern. This role will provide and implement a strategic approach to enhance the impact of HEARD’s research activities and income generating initiatives. You will engage stakeholders and funders to expand HEARD’s reach and influence globally.

The successful candidate will need to be proactive in implementing communication strategy and plans, and helping researchers maximise their communications outputs.

Minimum requirements:

Relevant tertiary qualification and proven track record. You will have excellent organisational, technical and administrative skills, excellent attention to detail, and professional communication skills and the ability to prioritise a variety of projects.

Candidates who meet the above requirements can click here to apply for the position. 
Deadline is: 26 February 2016