CIHEB Communication Manager Job

Job Description:

The Communications Manager will lead and manage the public relations, promotions, and media for Ciheb-Kenya and has a significant role in achieving the program’s Communications Strategy objectives. This role is responsible for developing and implementing an effective communications plan in accordance with the Ciheb-Kenya goals, objectives, and strategies. This includes managing public relations, promotions, and media, and ensuring alignment with Ciheb-Kenya branding requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ciheb-Kenya Website maintenance and content development (using the WordPress content management system).
  • Managing Ciheb-Kenya email marketing system and maintaining the organization’s supporter database.
  • Media relations, writing press releases and statements, building media lists, and collecting media mentions.
  • Managing Ciheb social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube accounts.
  • Designing print collateral, including brochures, short publications, and event invitations and signage.
  • Integrating/cross-promoting all Ciheb-Kenya communications.
  • Working with vendors, including website developers, graphic designers, and print companies.
  • Supporting Ciheb-Kenya basic media relations, including writing press releases and statements, maintaining media lists, and collecting media mentions.
  • Providing support to media relations consultants contracted for special promotions.
  • Monitoring and evaluating Ciheb-Kenya online and print communications and media relations.
  • Editing communications materials written by Ciheb-Kenya staff and ensuring all communications adhere to the organization’s style guide.
  • Working with Ciheb staff to execute special events, including developing event communications, promoting the event, and taking photographs during the event.
  • Providing communication guidance and support with implementing program activities and continuing to develop and improve the Communication Strategy for Ciheb-Kenya.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree, preferably in communications, mass media, political science, or a related field
  • Substantial communications experience, covering public relations, promotions, and media, including in an international context such as projects funded by CDC, USAID or equivalent
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to write for a variety of audiences and communications mediums
  • Personal flexibility for after-hours meetings, deadline demands, and travel
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud.


  • At least five years of work experience and demonstrated success in a communications role that includes social media.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • High levels of integrity
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Tech savvy and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to multi-task and set priorities.

How To Apply

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to on or before 20th February 2024. Applicants are advised to include the title “COMMUNICATION MANAGER on the subject line.

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) — Kenya is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.