Malawi: Communications and Resource Mobilization Officer

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

Position Overview:

The Communications and Resource Mobilization Officer will coordinate communications and media functions in CHAM, both internally and externally, and will build and maintain a diverse network of donors and partners. The officer will be instrumental in creating and publishing compelling publications and materials that promote CHAM’s work and communicate its impact. Additionally, the officer is responsible for building and maintaining an increasingly diverse network of donors and partners who believe in the work of CHAM and provide funds, technical support, and other forms of collaboration to meet the current and future needs of CHAM. The officer will be instrumental in managing grant proposals, donor relationships, and capacity building for CHAM staff in areas of resources mobilization.

Responsibilities:

  • Update and implement the CHAM communication strategy and plans
  • In coordination with the program team, write and edit CHAM publications and media documents, including information, education, and communication (IEC) materials, newsletters, brochures, etc.
  • Act as media focal point for CHAM, organize media events, write media press releases, and develop relations with selected media
  • Design, edit, record, and produce quality donor reports produced by programs including success stories and best practices
  • Build capacity of CHAM staff in documentation and report writing
  • Facilitate resource planning and mobilize resources
  • Write grant proposals and facilitate grant review and reporting

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in mass communication, business communication, arts, or related field*
  • Two years of experience in corporate communication, public relations, resource mobilization, and/or grant management and monitoring
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in desktop publishing and with the media in Malawi
  • Knowledge of the media landscape in Malawi is an added advantage
  • Proven experience in developing grant management systems, project management, and resource mobilization
  • Ability to develop manuals, guidelines, and reports for staff training
  • Self-starter and a strategic thinker, analytical and creative
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Reliability in meeting deadlines
  • Good team worker with excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, marketing, and networking skills
  • Budget monitoring and tracking skills

How to apply:

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

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