The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
CHAI’s Communications team is comprised of a small group of talented and creative individuals based in three countries. The team supports all teams across the organization to develop and carry out external and internal communications strategies. The team works with the media, manages external digital platforms, including CHAI’s website and social media, and collaborates with partners and donors on communications efforts.
CHAI is seeking an experienced communications manager to join the team. The candidate will lead special projects, including working with the Communications team and other teams at CHAI to set project goals and develop, execute, and oversee communications strategies to meet those goals.
The candidate’s first project will support CHAI’s Assistive Technology (AT) team to build a comprehensive communications plan and drive its implementation. The candidate will be responsible for building on the momentum the AT team is already generating around their program, with the goal of positioning CHAI as a thought leader in the AT space. Activities will include media and partner relations, content collection and production to share the impact of the program and supporting fundraising efforts. The candidate will also help strengthen internal communications by developing and implementing a plan that supports knowledge-sharing. Activities may include AT team newsletters, special event or content production to share within the wider organization. The main goal is to help foster a collaborative and engaged community of CHAI leaders.
In addition, the candidate will support media relations needs for the Communications team, including news monitoring and strengthening relationships with international, regional, and national media, and other partners.
CHAI has 20 years of experience in addressing global health challenges. This is an exciting moment to join the organization as we build off this experience to advance our impact agenda.
There is a preference for this position to be based in a CHAI program country in Africa, pending work authorization and Country Director approval. This is a fixed term position until December 31 2023 with the possibility for extension.
- Own and execute external and internal communications strategy to support goals of Assistive Technology program
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive and easy to access suite of AT communication resources and best practice guidance for using and developing content
- Support CHAI’s communications team to carry out wider communications strategy, including managing special projects for various teams at CHAI
- Conduct strategic media outreach, including defining audiences, developing pitches, and building or updating media lists
- Plan and execute strategic outreach to new and existing partners and donors
- Write and edit materials including blog posts, reports, press releases, decks, social media posts, and more
- Assist with internal communications and knowledge sharing
- 7+ years of experience in same or related field
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, or communications preferred
- Media relations expertise
- Professional experience in countries where CHAI operates
- Strong writing and storytelling skills
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Interested applicants should follow this link to submit their application
We regret that we will only be able to respond to those applicants selected for interviews.
Please note: Due to CHAI’s collaborative relationship with the Government of Eswatini, we are unable to accept applications from individuals currently working for the government