Rwanda: Communications Fellow

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Communications Fellow’s primary objective is to enhance IMB communications by creating a suite of materials reflecting our work and by improving and building effective communication platforms. Building a comprehensive communications strategy will broaden staff’s understanding of the work done at IMB outside of an individual’s department, thereby developing stronger organizational ambassadors. The work will also aim to raise our visibility as an organization and provide improved opportunities for funding and partnerships.
The position will require close collaboration with all IMB programs, and the fellow will need a deep understanding of each initiative to effectively communicate goals and priorities to both internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive communications strategy for IMB
  • Craft positioning and branding to promote a positive image of the organization to both external and internal stakeholders
  • Create platforms to improve internal and external communication
  • Improve website and social media content
  • Strengthen IMB’s relationship with existing media partners and expand our directory of Rwandan media contacts
  • Develop communication materials for external stakeholders (donors, visitors, etc.)
  • Create one-pagers and briefing documents describing our work
  • Write blog posts featuring patient stories
  • Develop additional materials to raise visibility of our work
  • Improve internal communications at IMB as a means to developing the organization’s internal relations
  • Create and implement an organization-wide intranet portal
  • Develop the IMB Quarterly Newsletter

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field*
  • Proficiency in web design, infographics, graphic design*
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point*
  • Superior writing and communications skills*
  • Background or interest in social sciences or public health
  • Experience in communication for fundraising
  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative and logistics support in an office setting
  • Cross-cultural communication and business experience preferred
  • Passion for global health
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Demonstrated maturity and good judgment
  • English language skills required; French and/or Kinyarwanda preferred
  • Photography skills strongly desired

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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