This position was posted on November 18, 2022. While we review all applications on a rolling basis, please note that we will prioritize applications received within the first two weeks of the posting. Thank you.
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At Last Mile Health, we make bold commitments that inspire innovation. Are you an experienced communications professional interested in helping an exciting new initiative grow its brand and impact? If so, you may be the inaugural Communications Manager for the Africa Frontline First initiative.
Africa Frontline First (AFF) aims to support ten countries in Africa to build high-functioning, resilient, country-led community health systems and to professionalize 200,000 CHWs by 2030. Anchored within the local context and health reform journey of each country, these shifts in community health service delivery will save lives, advance global health security, and accelerate post-pandemic economic recovery at the community level. Investments in community health are critical to making progress on the sustainable development goals, including ending AIDS, TB, and Malaria, expanding universal health coverage, and ensuring effective pandemic preparedness and response.
Africa Frontline First is led as a collaborative effort by the Financing Alliance for Health, Last Mile Health, and Community Health Impact Coalition under the championship of Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
The Communications Manager will oversee the development and implementation of internal and external communication strategies for AFF. This includes, but is not limited to: support country-level communications, promoting AFF’s work at the regional and global levels, and building the organization’s brand and visibility.
This position is only open to candidates who are currently located and authorized to work in Ghana or Liberia. It will be hired on a 12-month fixed-term contract with potential for renewal.
What You'll Do
- Develop and sustain an effective communications strategy to boost AFF’s visibility, credibility and relevance at the global, regional and country levels
- Produce and maintain high-quality communications materials, including website content, talking points, social media posts, fact sheets and FAQs, and success stories
- Position AFF as a key leader in the global community health space, through the development of compelling thought leadership materials
- Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with media and public relations partners
- Prepare AFF leadership for key meetings and events, in collaboration with the advocacy team
- Lead the AFF communications working group, facilitating effective meetings and delegating priorities across the team
- Engage the AFF Partner Network, providing relevant communications materials to mobilize this group in promoting AFF priorities
- Support the AFF Country Engagement team to raise the visibility of AFF in 5-10 countries in Africa
- Maintain a AFF calendar with key events and campaigns in order to identify relevant opportunities
- Advise on and manage risks related to AFF’s communication and media work
- Draft and translate content in English and French
What You'll Bring
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies, International Relations or Marketing
- Fluency in French and English (mandatory)
- Track record crafting effective communication strategies
- Experience writing press releases and talking points, copy-editing content, developing presentations, and managing events
- Knowledge in digital communications and social media, including coordinating communications campaigns
- A track record of building brand identity and visibility
- Experience working with regional and country-level media partners in Africa
You'll Impress Us If
- You enjoy autonomy and have demonstrated ability to work independently
- You have worked in a fast-paced environment
- You have experience managing working groups
- You have worked with international teams and organizations, government agencies, private sector, and high-profile individuals
- You have experience working in global health, health workforce development, community health, or related areas
At Last Mile Health, we strive to reward our employees equitably and transparently. This means that we pay our employees based on a clear and consistent methodology and without regard to their identity or personal relationships. We have made this model fully transparent so that everyone has access to all information related to compensation. We hope this helps you better understand Last Mile Health’s values and commitments to our employees. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process.
Before applying to this role, please take a moment to learn more about our approach to compensation and how compensation works in each of the countries where we operate. Please find the link to our compensation model and benefits overview below:
Compensation for this position:
The Band for this position: Band-3
- For Ghana, the range is $32,153 - $42,046 USD depending upon experience doing an equivalent role.
- For Liberia, the range is $30,135 - $39,407 USD depending upon experience doing an equivalent role.
About Last Mile Health
Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.