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Options Consultancy – Communications Assistant.

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As a global team of health experts and innovators, we’re powered by a collective determination to tackle some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We also embrace the spark of innovation, turning promising ideas into practical solutions so that more people can benefit from them. These solutions are focused on the health of women, girls and those who have been marginalised. 

Options Consultancy Services is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services

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Options Consultancy seeks a Communications Assistant to join our Evidence for Action (E4A) -MamaYe team in Kenya. You will support coalitions in Bungoma and Nairobi to build and strengthen their advocacy communications aimed at improving maternal and newborn health outcomes.

Responsibilities: 

As Communications Assistant, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of communications activities in Kenya supporting the work of the Advocacy Communications Advisor, recognising that our communications work often has synergies cutting across Options programmes. You will support the team to build the capacity of civil society organisations on advocacy communications, including providing inputs to training packages on communications and contribute to the wider delivery of the E4A-MamaYe communications strategy.

You will work closely with the E4A-MamaYe Kenya team to package, communicate and tailor our learning, tools, and products to make these appealing and easy to access by various types of stakeholders including other implementing partners and potential funders. In addition, you will support civil society coalitions in Kenya to gather and package information for strategic advocacy communications, share learning and organise events.

This position is line managed by the E4A MamaYe Advocacy Communications Advisor who will also offer technical support, mentor and work closely with you to help ensure you have the technical and communications support necessary to deliver your objectives.  The role will be based in either of Options’ offices in Nairobi or Bungoma, Kenya.

Person specification: 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in using social media including Facebook and Twitter in a professional capacity to increase levels of engagement.
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Experience of working within or with grassroots CSOs, NGOs or in an advocacy environment
  • Demonstrable ability to optimise digital communications and levels of audience engagement
  • Team player, including working with teams based in offices across multiple countries with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity
  • Knowledge and understanding of international health and development, in particular Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Maternal and Newborn Health or a closely related area such as women’s and girls’ rights, reproductive and sexual health, social change and youth/children’s rights

Application process: 

  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Closing date for applications is: 17 July 2022
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

Other information: 

  • As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Kenya 

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