Communications Officer – Lifebox – Nairobi

In close collaboration with Lifebox communications and marketing team and key partners, the Communications Officer will communicate the objectives and impact of Lifebox and its key partners through the creation and dissemination of communications materials tailored for specific platforms and targeted audiences.
Participate in the development, writing, editing, and proofreading of a wide variety of communication materials
Develop ideas, research, and create content (stories, interviews, reports, photo essays, communications campaigns etc.) for Lifebox platforms (e.g. website, social media) and key partners;
Work closely with program and clinical team members turning programmatic and clinical updates into engaging communications for key Lifebox platforms and targeted audiences
Develop and oversee Lifebox presence at key professional conferences and events, both online and in-person
Work closely with Lifebox team members to disseminate information to internal constituencies for effective internal communications;
Manage relevant vendor relations in accordance with Lifebox policies and procedures.
Participate as an active member of the Lifebox Communications team, including attending planning meetings and creative sessions, contributing ideas and suggestions, and working to support global team collaboration.

Three to five years’ relevant media relations experience, preferably in global health, with a track record of generating media coverage;
relevant experience, preferably in global health
Excellent written communications skills, with ability to write, edit, and proofread a broad range of communication materials for a variety of audiences;
Ability to distil complex medical and scientific information into compelling stories and accessible materials for a variety of platforms and audiences;
Strong ability to manage multiple initiatives and priorities at a time; and
Excellent proficiency in English. Additional languages an asset, particularly French.
Experience in content creation for social media messaging, web-optimization, and promotion.
Knowledge of digital marketing analytics and search engine optimization

Personal Attributes
Passion for and strong commitment to Lifebox’s work and goals;
Flexible and comfortable with a fast-paced international work environment;
Proactive, with a proven ability to take initiative;
Ability to prioritise competing tasks; and
Willingness to travel regionally and internationally.

Method of Application
To apply please email your CV and a cover letter as a single document explaining your motivation and how you are best suited for this position to
Please note the following:
Correspondence will only be entered with candidates who have been short-listed. If you have not received a reply within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
Closing date: 30 June 2023