Regional Communication Advisor

at Options Consultancy Services
Published September 7, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


Company Description

We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.


With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.


As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.


We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.


FCDO’s Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme (Lot 2) will provide approximately £132m to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in 13 countries in Africa and 3 in Asia. The WISH programme builds on previous successful initiatives supported by DFID and others to expand sexual and reproductive health care services and support countries which have made FP2020 commitments to achieve them. The programme is expected to ensure that women can safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health, particularly the young and marginalised.


The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary Options team in WISH regional office that is currently part of the consortium that implements the WISH program.



Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Regional Communication Advisor (RCA) will work closely with the Regional Team Leader and Country Leads, the Regional Communication Advisor (RCA) and will lead in the development and implementation of the WISH’s programme’s communication strategy, ensuring it is adaptive and responsive to changes in the programme’s external environment (e.g., COVID-19). The RCA will support WISH country teams, including partners, grantees, and stakeholders, to communicate effectively about the program to the targeted audience through capacity building, amplifying stories of change, and ensuring a cohesive messaging.


The RCA will oversee content development for all the programme’s platforms, including social media, the website, and for public relations and mainstream media coverage. They will be responsible for producing, and overseeing the production of, written and graphic materials which ensure consistency and compliance with programme brand, values, key messages, and style guidelines. They will liaise with colleagues in the regional offices and focal countries to amplify stories of change and showcase WISH on the global stage. The RCA will work closely with the learning team to produce and disseminate internal and external learning products, including global public goods.


The RCA will ensure that all communications work relating to the programme adheres to Safeguarding and Do No Harm guidelines, given the sensitivity of the programme focus.



To succeed in this role, the candidate will have:


Degree in relevant study area

Demonstrated experience of developing and implementing complex integrated programme communications strategies at scale

Highly experienced brand strategist, with experience gained in either the commercial or not-for-profit sector

Experience designing and implementing effective advocacy media campaign, preferably on social issues

Demonstrated ability to optimise brand strategies within an African context

Extensive on the ground experience of working in a minimum of one sub-Saharan African countries

Exceptional and creative written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills

Working proficiency in English and French (spoken, written, reading)

Right to live and work in Kenya


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