JOB AT Health Development Initiative (HDI) : Communications Officer : ( Deadline : 02 August 2019 )
Title: Communications Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Role Purpose: To ensure that HDI communications are effective, targeted and credible. The position will develop and implement the HDI strategies to raise the HDI profile in the issues related to HDI values and interventions.
Health Development Initiative is a Rwandan non-governmental organization founded in 2005 with the aim of working towards a society where every person enjoys the highest standards of health and well-being. HDI’s mission is to empower individuals, communities and institutions to promote community health and development. Through a rights-based approach, HDI builds sustainable alliances to advocate for and support health-friendly policies and services for everyone regardless of social, cultural, or economic status.
Ensure implementation of HDI communications plan.
Update and expand new social media strategies to raise HDI’s profile and activities (including networking, recruitments, fundraising, and other important events and/or activities).
Ensure HDI best practices and success stories are well documented as well as contributing to project reports.
Create content for HDI’s Media Platforms – mainly website, twitter, facebook, Instagram and create other media platforms if deemed necessary.
Manage HDI Events calendar and related event communication (e.g. press releases, invitations, documentation)
Prepare a content plan and publish a newsletter each month.
Manage the HDI Influencer database.
Support program managers and project officers with the design and implementation of communication activities (e.g. campaigns, behavior change communication, IEC materials).
Oversee the development and printing of HDI branding materials (e.g. Profile, banners, leaflets, posters, pull-ups).
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public relations, International relations, journalism, public health or other related fields.
At least 2 years of relevant work experience in communications.
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication in English; written & spoken English skills. French knowledge is an added value;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must have strong interpersonal skills.
Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities to use time efficiently
Have creative ideas and enthusiasm for delivering powerful and professional content.
Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Structured and a well-organized team player.
Proven ability and experience to work and interact with a wide range of organizations and people.
Thorough understanding of the needs of different media and communication tools for digital, print and broadcast.
The proactive worker who is able to develop and implement ideas and able to pay attention to details.
How to apply:
Send resumes and cover letters to [email protected] not later than August 02, 2019.
Please apply as soon as possible. Due to the volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to every individual application we receive. If you do not receive an invitation for an interview from us within 3 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.