Full-Time

Professional Services

Social Impact

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Nairobi Kenya

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Description

Global Health Strategies (GHS) is an international consulting company specialising in global health communications, advocacy, research and strategy. GHS leverages advocacy and communications to impact health policies, practice and funding, working to address the most pressing global health issues of the 21st century. With a focus on the public health issues that impact developing nations and emerging markets, their clients include leading foundations, industry, NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions and product development. GHS has offices in the US, UK, India, China, Brazil, Kenya and South Africa, and works with philanthropies, industry, multinational organisations, NGOs and governments around the world.

 

At the heart of GHS is a vision of a world where everyone, no matter where they live, has the chance to live a healthy life. Driven by a passion for improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the world, GHS offer the skills, knowledge and goal-driven efficiency to enhance their clients' efforts to address some of the world’s toughest health challenges, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, polio eradication, sexual and reproductive health and vaccines.

 

At GHS, you will have the opportunity to work on several accounts and global health initiatives with a collaborative team of passionate advocates and creative communicators.
 

 

The Opportunity

The Associate will be responsible for proving support for the implementation of key activities under projects in Africa. The Associate is expected to fulfil tasks set out by supervisors on East and South Africa based projects and to be reachable and online during working hours, have access to a reliable laptop, cell phone and internet connection.

 

 

Role Responsibilities:

 

Research 

  • Conduct desk research for proposals, social media, website and concept notes as required and set out by supervisors
  • Keep abreast of local, regional and international news, these will be useful for research, content generation and referencing
  • Media monitoring for project interest stories and articles 

Meetings and check in calls

  • Attend team check-ins, client calls and any other relevant meetings, assist with creating the agenda, taking down notes and dissemination under the directive of the supervisor
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for calls and meetings 

Writing 

  • Social media – assist the project teams with developing social media content by and creating relevant content based on newsworthy articles, website links and social commentary 
  • Create copy for posts, design/put together quote cards, short clips and infographics as required
  • Websites and microsites – assist with keeping the sites current 
  • GHS documentation – learn through using writing templates, previous proposals, reports and training materials 

Database 

  • Assist in the regular updating of databases for clients, media, partners, champions and service providers (company, organisation, contact person, website, address, and relevant)

 

The above terms of reference contains the main duties and responsibilities for this role. The Associate may be asked to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular terms of reference. This will be in consultation with the Associate and line manager. 
 

Criteria

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Communications, public relations, or journalism)
  • Fluent profieciency in English (written and spoken)
  • Good command of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Strong writing skills in English
  • Interest in public health

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary
  • GHS uses advocacy, communications and policy analysis to advance issues and power campaigns that improve health and wellbeing around the world
  • Join a global team making an impact in addressing some of the world's most pressing health challenges

About Global Health Strategies

Global Health Strategies (GHS) is an international organisation that promotes the development and delivery of health products, technologies and information. GHS specialises in policy research and analysis, communications, advocacy, resource mobilisation, research and program implementation. Headquartered in New York, GHS supports work in diverse countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with offices in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, South Africa, the UK, and the US.


Staffed with a blend of senior global health experts and young passionate professionals from the fields of public health, journalism and advocacy, GHS is a proven leader in the international health landscape. GHS’ portfolio of clients is comprised of many of the world’s foremost health organisations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Current and past clients and partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Health Organisation, UN Development Programme, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women Deliver, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Amref Health Africa, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Jack Ma Foundation and the Graça Machel Trust.


At the heart of GHS is a vision of a world where everyone, no matter where they live, has the chance to live a healthy life. GHS strive to achieve this goal by working with clients to promote research and development for urgently needed medicines, advocating for services on behalf of at-risk populations, and strengthening the most vulnerable health systems, so that they can stand resilient in the face of modern threats. The world has made remarkable progress on all of these fronts in recent decades, giving GHS the hope, resolve and ambition to do even better in the future.