HIV Program Communication Coordinator

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PSI Malawi is affiliated to Population Service International, a Washington DC based non-governmental and nonprofit making organization. PSI Malawi mission is to support low income and at- risk Malawians to lead healthier lives through the provision and promotion of quality products and services, in line with the Government of Malawi goals. To accomplish its mission, PSI Malawi is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of HIV Program Communication Coordinator.

Reporting to the VMMC SBCC Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and managing HIV program’s brand, visibility and communication strategy. Specifically, he/she will be required to perform the following duties and responsibilities;
• Develop and implement a communication strategy including media outreach and social media content creation.
• Manage social media including preparing posts, pictures, short videos and stories
• Support writing of success stories, newsletters, press releases and any other external communication
• Support taking of pictures for projects and programs.
• Support visibility and marketing events and projects under HIV department
• Work with key internal role-players to brainstorm content ideas, in line with the company’s strategy and in support of various brand initiatives
• Support and evaluate results of communication campaigns with the team
• Build and maintain relationships with journalists and key external role –players

Qualification, Knowledge, Ability and Skills
• Applicants must have Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field (essential) field from NCHE accredited university/college with at least 3 years’ experience in communications strategy development (essential).
• Hand on experience in graphic designing (prerequisite)
• Must be creative, pro-active, self-starter and effective team player.
• Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Must be highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office, and related business and communication tools.
• Must demonstrate hands on experiencing working with Publisher, InDesign and CorelDRAW, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut or imovie
• Must demonstrate experience in photography and videography
• Must be conversant with content writing experience for all media platforms.
• Must demonstrate proven social media and networking expertise.
• Must possess strategic and creative mindset and meticulous attention to detail.
• A portfolio of work available for review.
• Must demonstrate capacity to work with external consultants and agencies, media houses and independent journalist on need basis

Mode of Application

Qualified candidates with the specified qualifications and experience should submit their application letters together with detailed curriculum vitae with names and contact details of at least three traceable referees by 22nd December, 2021, to The Head of Human Resources, PSI Malawi, Box 30132, Lilongwe through: [email protected] with the job title as a subject line.

PSI Malawi is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or related medical conditions. PSI maintains zero tolerance for child abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitative acts or threats by our employees, consultants, volunteers, contractors or anyone associated with the delivery of our programs and services, and takes seriously all complaints of misconduct brought to our attention.

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