Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Advocacy – Join Amref Health Africa!

Full Time


Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Advocacy – Join Amref Health Africa!

Job Title: Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Advocacy
Reporting To: Group Director, Partnerships and External Affairs
Department/Unit: Communications
Contract Duration: 2 years (Renewable)
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction to Amref Health Africa Amref Health Africa, established in 1957, stands as the largest African-based international health development organization. With a presence in 35 African countries, over 180 programs, and impacting 40 million individuals, Amref is dedicated to community-led health systems and addressing health’s social determinants. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, we extend across ten African countries, while also maintaining advocacy and fundraising offices in Europe and North America.

Join Our Vision for Africa’s Health Amref’s vision of “Lasting health change in Africa” drives our mission to empower communities and build people-centric health systems. By advocating accountability and delivering quality health care, we’re transforming Africa’s health landscape.

Job Purpose: The Senior Corporate Communications and Advocacy Manager, reporting to the Group Director, Partnerships and External Affairs, will spearhead communication, advocacy, and knowledge management initiatives across Amref countries. This role will elevate Amref’s influence and visibility through strategic communications partnerships, integrated campaigns, and documentation, thereby solidifying our position as a prominent voice on Africa’s health agenda.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop Advocacy Communications Excellence

  • Align advocacy communications with corporate strategy.
  • Propel Amref’s global visibility through traditional media, digital platforms, government, and donors.

Advocate with Impact

  • Craft internal and external advocacy communication approaches.
  • Manage external engagement for advocacy portfolio.
  • Amplify Amref’s influence by seizing strategic opportunities and platforms.

Champion Thought Leadership

  • Elevate influencers through impactful content and opinion pieces.
  • Lead and coordinate Amref’s Speakers’ Bureau.

Craft Engaging Content

  • Curate content across various platforms, including websites, social media, newsletters, and reports.
  • Drive an editorial strategy spanning African, European, and North American contexts.

Empower Employee Engagement

  • Use storytelling to highlight Amref’s initiatives and celebrate achievements.

Convene and Catalyze

  • Organize high-level events, engaging partners and decision-makers.
  • Forge advocacy coalitions and nurture relationships.

Stay Ahead of Trends

  • Remain informed about health policies and trends.
  • Provide expertise on advocacy and outreach strategies.

Collaborate for Success

  • Partner with external communications agencies.
  • Collaborate across global teams for communication harmonization.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies or Social Sciences (Master’s preferred).
  • A minimum of ten years in Communications and Advocacy, including six years in senior roles.
  • Experience in advising on communication strategy and engagement.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in diverse, fast-paced environments.
  • Proficiency in English (French desired but not mandatory).

Application Process: Visit our website ( to submit your application, including a cover letter and CV, by August 29, 2023. Amref is committed to equal opportunity and safeguarding welfare.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant: Aspiring to join our team? Follow these tips to stand out:

  • Tailor Your Application: Align your skills and experiences with the role’s demands.
  • Showcase Impact: Highlight tangible achievements in communications and advocacy.
  • Demonstrate Collaboration: Emphasize your ability to work across teams and cultures.
  • Craft a Compelling Cover Letter: Explain why you’re the perfect fit for Amref’s mission.
  • Stay Updated: Familiarize yourself with current health policies and advocacy trends.

Join Amref Health Africa in driving transformative change across the continent’s health landscape.

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