Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone, Navajo Nation and Boston.
PIH began working in Malawi in 2007, where we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve directly the Neno District, a catchment area of about 140,000 through 14 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations. Now, Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) continues to accompany implementation of programs to support universal healthcare coverage in Neno District with expansion of this work and support on a national and international level within Malawi and beyond We seek to recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidate for the following position:
Position : Communications Officer
Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
Commitment: Full Time (Monday-Friday)
Working Hours: Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)
Location: Neno District, Malawi
Position Description Overview
The Communications Officer works in collaboration with APZU clinical, operations, human resources,
partnerships and policy development, monitoring, evaluation and research department along with global PIH communications, development and impact teams to support communications through creation of written, digital and electronic content to demonstrate APZU/PIH impact on the health care system. We seek an experienced and energetic person, who is committed to social justice and our platform of health equity, to support APZU evidence generation activities. The Communications Officer will work in a dynamic team environment with a respectful and supportive attitude of colleagues at all levels. The Communications Officer will work closely with clinical, M&E and operations programs to create APZU impact stories of people and programs, manage relationships with communication and social media stakeholders and organizations, press relationships and releases, newsletters and social media posts to promote and market APZU. He/she will serve as the primary contact of PIH communications and marketing team with review and direction by APZU leadership team.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Communications/Public Relations (75%)