HEARD Ongoing Recruitment – Apply Now!

Posted on :

6 Jul, 2018

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Communications Jobs in South Africa

HEARD, based the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a regional and global leader for applied research and policy development on critical health and development challenges for the African continent. HEARD’s mission is to influence and support evidence-based policy and good practice to more effectively address Africa’s health and development challenges and to contribute to achieving health and sustainable development across the continent.

Job Title: Communication and Marketing Officer
Job Location: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
REF: CM 2018

This is a one year fixed term contract

The Communication and Marketing Officer will be responsible for communicating the organisation’s research endeavours and maintaining its reputation as a credible and effective research organisation.



  • Work with senior management to develop and implement a marketing strategy
  • Responsible for planning, managing and implementing all marketing initiatives and activities
  • Identify marketing and communications collaboration opportunities with relevant partners,
  • organisation
  • Produce marketing materials, plan and coordinate marketing activities, to support research
  • projects and overall marketing strategy
  • Plan, implement and monitor all social media marketing communications activities adhering to
  • organisational strategy and ethos
  • Create, plan, and publish high-level content for various print and digital platforms
  • (website, social media, email, press)
  • Work with external designers, developers, printers/service providers and agencies to meet
  • marketing needs
  • Coordinate all activities with UKZN Corporate Affairs and PR department, research partners
  • and relevant collaborating institutions
  • Manage media and PR events and activities
  • Brand leadership and compliance
  • Develop, implement and manage relevant marketing standard operating procedures (style guides,
  • website, events, social media etc)
  • Build and maintain key contacts and networks
  • Track media coverage
  • Monitors budgets by comparing and analysing actual results with plans and forecasts


  • Revise, update and implement communication strategy
  • Plan, coordinate and implement internal and external communications initiatives and
  • activities
  • Concept and content development, design, writing, editing/proof reading layout to print
  • (newsletters, annual reports, policy briefs etc.)
  • Manage Intranet
  • Develop, update and maintain website
  • Support researchers with communications skills and knowledge
  • Develop and maintain internal communications
  • Keeps management informed by preparing reports when requested (web analytics, social, events
  • etc)
  • Liaise with people involved in advocacy work to ensure a synergy between the HEARD
  • communication and marketing strategy and the advocacy strategy
  • Support senior management through various communications and marketing activities

Knowledge Exchange

  • Support and maintain SRHR knowledge sharing platform
  • Make use of digital tools to maximise global and local exchange opportunities


  • Tertiary Qualification in media, communications, journalism or public relations
  • One years’ experience in a similar role
  • Write skills to support marketing and communications activities
  • Understanding digital communications and marketing
  • Social media management and growth
  • Editing, proof reading, layout, digital and print design
  • Content development and planning
  • Event management
  • SEO
  • Analytics and Reporting

To apply, submit application form/s to Robyn-Lee Wagner at [email protected]

download the application form/s here www.heard.org.za/about/careers/

Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered.

Only applications on the provided application form will be considered.

Application Deadline: 6th July 2018

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