Africa Health Research Institute Recent Job Recruitment – Apply Now!

Posted on :

16 May, 2022

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Communications Jobs in South Africa

The purpose of this position is to support communications, marketing, and partnerships programmes at Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI). This includes developing, implementing, and coordinating a wide range of internal and external communication activities, content, and events in support of the institute’s strategy, working with all departments at AHRI.





Job Title: Communications Officer
Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reference #: SOM/COMMSOFFICER/MAY/01/2022
Contract Type: Contract
36 Months

We are looking for someone with strong storytelling, written and visual communication skills. Our ideal candidate will be interested in health research and the use of communication platforms and tactics to promote scientific research and interventions for the health and well-being of communities. They would be a team player, able to function with minimal supervision and work well in a diverse and innovative academic context.

In return we provide a competitive salary and a supportive, flexible environment with opportunities for further education, training and growth.

Job Summary:
The successful candidate will be primarily based at the AHRI-Somkhele campus, with travel as necessary to AHRI-Durban.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Undergraduate degree or equivalent diploma in journalism, communication, or a related field.

Minimum Experience:
1. A minimum of four years of experience in a media or communications environment.

Skills Required:
1. Fluency in spoken and written Zulu.
2. Excellent written English ability
3. High level of computer literacy, including some competency in basic design/layout
4. Strong storytelling and research skills
5. Photography skills
6. Ability to take initiative and work independently
7. Flexibility
8. Strong interpersonal communication skills

Added Advantage:
1. Basic video and/or audio shooting and editing skills
2. Prior experience managing website content and social media channels
3. Experience in communications in a scientific research/academic context
4. Related honours degree

Only those candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid visa holders. AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.

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Application Deadline: 30/05/2022

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