Head of Communication Job Vacancy – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Title:       Head of Communication
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
About US:
The African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and
service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs
(FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional
and international partners. AFENET works to strengthen epidemiology and disease
surveillance capabilities of African countries that are critical to meeting the
requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)
strategy and the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Job Summary: The Head of
Communication will be responsible for developing and implementing the
organization’s communications strategy. frameworks and programs aimed at
ensuring effective management of the public and other external stakeholders and
to keep them informed of organizations developments..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drive Organization strategy and message development, pitch and
    announcement strategies
  • Develop branding initiatives, internal communications and external
    media relations.
  • Determine communications strategy and execute programs to deliver
    communications objectives throughout the organization.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan
    across the network.
  • Manage the organizations’ brand and reputation.
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print
    and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters,
    brochures, and website.
  • Create and launch press releases and marketing campaigns.
  • Design and drive corporate strategy and message development.
  • Manage internal communications and external media relations.
  • Develop communication strategies for delivery of corporate culture
    and business strategy.
  • Train AFENET staff in effective communication with the public or
    with employees.
  • Direct activities of external agencies, establishments, and
    departments that develop and implement communication strategies and
    information programs
  • Prepare the organizations’ top management, representatives for media
    interviews and
  • Create rich and creative content across the AFENET communication

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelors Degree in Mass
    Communication, international Relations, Public Relations or related area.
  • Master’s degree in Mass Communication, international Relations,
    Public Relations, or related area is desired advantage. Membership of a
    professional body
  • At least eight (8) years’ experience in Corporate Communications.
    tour of which in a managerial position in a similar corporate environment.
  • Have a strong record of Public and international relations skills.
  • Events management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer focus and strategic planning experience.
  • High degree of personal initiative and innovation
How to Apply:
All Interested
candidates  are strongly encouraged to submit
their Application Letters detailing their experiences and skills, Curriculum
Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3 references to: The Human
Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). Email:
Deadline: 12th December 2019 at 5:30 pm
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