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Friday, January 21, 2011

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

The Center seeks to recruit a Communications Manager.

• Coordinate the development, production and circulation of Institutional publications
• Edit and coordinate the production of Working Papers and Research Reports
• Plan and implement communication activities at international, regional and national levels.
• Work with, and through, national, regional and international networks to facilitate engagement with APHRC’s research evidence
• Support project-specific dissemination activities
• Strengthen APHRC’s work through media networks and associations
• Identify relevant TV/Radio programs and pitch for TV/Radio interviews with APHRC researchers
• Provide support in the organization of community events such as free medical camps
• Support or initiate activities that promote awareness of APHRC’s work among key stakeholders and decision makers
• Provide advice on website content and design
• Identify & make available or explore availability of e-resources relevant to APHRC research work
• Attract funding to support APHRC communications through identification of opportunities, engagement with funders and participation in proposal development and submission

Skills and Qualifications
• MA or MSc in mass communications, information sciences (publishing major), or public relations
• At least three years of hands-on experience in undertaking similar work
• Excellent writing skills and ability to translate complex scientific facts into simple messages for general audiences.
• Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office products, and Desktop Publishing software
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees to the address below by January 26, 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Those who applied before need not re-apply.

Please indicate the position you are applying for on the envelop or on the subject line for those applying by email (

The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi

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