Communications Officer

Organization Name: Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima
Location: Rwinkwavu, Rwanda

Role Overview

The objective of this position at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) is to develop PIH/IMB communication. This will be done by creating the necessary materials reflecting our work, as well as creating/improving the platforms we will use to communicate our story.​

Improving IMB communications will allow our staff to have a better and broader understanding of the work done at IMB (beyond the department they belong to) and therefore be better ambassadors of IMB. It will also raise our visibility and therefore increase opportunities of funding and partnerships.​

This position will require a close collaboration with all IMB programs. The Communications Officer will need a deep understanding of each program and initiative so s/he can appropriately communicate it to internal and external audiences.

Eligible Citizenship: Rwanda
Role Code: R07-Nat
Role Function: Communications, Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing, Partnership Development
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, Healthcare Access

About

PIH/IMB mission is to support Rwanda in designing, building, and implementing a world class health system that provides equitable, accessible, and high-quality services to all in need. In alignment with this mission, as an organization, we are focusing our work on 6 priorities:

  • Strengthen and support comprehensive district health system to provide high quality and fully accessible services for the people and communities we serve
  • Support the MOH and RBC to design, develop, and scale evidence-based programs and strategies to raise the national standard of health services in Rwanda
  • Provide essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes for frontline health workers to tackle global health priorities
  • Generate and disseminate research to improve health care delivery and advocate for evidence-based policy change with local and global impact
  • Address the social determinants of health through targeted support to the most vulnerable, and through advocacy and engagement with the communities we serve and those who provide them with services
  • Invest in our staff and build strong IMB organizational systems and processes that optimize efficiency and effectiveness in carrying the IMB mission

Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive online Communication Strategy for IMB
  • Maintain platforms to improve internal and external communication, including:
    • Ongoing updates of the website 
    • Feed social media updates
    • Rwandan media relations - strengthen our relationship with existing media partners and expand our directory of go-to Rwandan media
  • Position and brand IMB through communication to promote an ongoing positive image of the organization to external and internal stakeholders
  • Improve communication materials for external stakeholders (donors, visitors, etc.), including:
    • One-pagers and briefing documents describing our work
    • Blogs with patients’ stories
    • Any other materials necessary to raise visibility of our work to donors and other external stakeholders
  • Improve internal communications at IMB as a means of developing the organization’s internal relations, including:
    • Updates to our Intranet 
    • IMB Quarterly Newsletter

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications
  • Demonstrated writing and communications work experience*
  • Proficiency in web design, infographics, and graphic design*
  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative, coordination, and logistics support in an office setting*
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint *
  • Background or interest in social sciences or public health
  • Experience with communications for fundraising
  • Cross-cultural communication and business experience
  • French and/or Kinyarwanda skills highly desired
  • Photography skills strongly desired
  • Enthusiasm for global health
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Demonstrated maturity and good judgment

 

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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Note: these vary depending on placement country and citizenship.

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