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Terms of Reference – Graphic Designer

Scope of Work

  1. Design interactive self-paced courses within the Moodle environment.
  2. Effectively translate the virtual academy courses into visuals for improved online learning. The design should include text on screen, voiceovers, photos, simple motion graphics, icons and clip-arts, 2D animations, and the use of animated characters.
  3. Follow APHRC’s branding standards and house style when designing the virtual courses.
  4. Conduct a dry run for the courses to test functionality.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Certification in Graphics Design.
  • Certification in curriculum development using Moodle Learning Management System.
  • Proven working experience with Moodle Learning Management System.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tools such as HTML5 Package (H5P), lessons, and books among others.
  • Proven graphic design experience using software applications such as Adobe Design Premium, Harmony Premium, In-Design, CorelDraw, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Adobe Animate, 2D animations, and Photoshop.
  • Skills in video editing and screen-casting using available technology.
  • Demonstrated experience in graphic production from the start to the published product.
  • Good knowledge and use of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms.
  • Ability to work with a team methodically, meet deadlines, and incorporate changes swiftly.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Re-advertisement – Capacity Strengthening Assessment Consultant

Scope of Work

  • Develop a capacity-strengthening assessment framework that will be used to conduct the assessment.
  • Conduct a rapid desk review of the capacity-strengthening documents, plans, and processes.
  • Work with the team to design tools, frameworks, strategies, and methodologies to administer the capacity-strengthening assessment which can be used for future sessions.
  • Assess the impact and effectiveness of our capacity-strengthening sessions on our partners among them SADC PF and EAC.
  • Identify other opportunities for capacity building for our partners.
  • Develop a report with key findings and provide actionable recommendations for our capacity-strengthening sessions.
  • Offer a detailed presentation of the key findings, lessons learned, best practices, and actionable recommendations.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  1. Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, or a related field.
  2. Minimum of five years in capacity building assessment and monitoring and evaluation.
  3. Experience conducting research, capacity assessments, and evaluations.
  4. Excellent report writing and analytical skills.
  5. Excellent command of English is required.
  6. The ability to carry out the assessment and report in English, French, and Portuguese is necessary.

Communications Managers

Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding mentor, able to both supervise and delegate with authority, and be a nimble and innovative user of knowledge to drive change. The role is responsible for delivering technical communications support in external and internal communications including content generation, storytelling, writing and editing, media engagement for mainstream and digital media, formal and informal training in various communications skills, to help highly technical and specialized research professionals improve their ability to effectively reach a variety of lay audiences. The ideal candidate should be able to think creatively, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will be expected to guide and mentor a team of communications professionals.

For the roles in the Synergy Unit, the candidate should also be able to translate large amounts of evidence and data into products and formats that are easy to consume for lay audiences.

Internal Communications (Synergy and Visibility)

  • Serve as an editor, supporting copy and content editing for a variety of products emanating from programs/projects and/or a variety of corporate communications products.
  • Direct and/or facilitate in-house training on public speaking, communications and media engagement for program staff.

Content Generation and Knowledge Translation (Synergy and Visibility)

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Visibility Unit:

  • Lead, develop and produce visibility products including promotional brochures, website content, newsletters and annual report.
  • Lead and develop of innovative multimedia products including infographics, short films and animations.
  • Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, op-eds, annual reports, speeches, newsletters and other marketing materials that communicate APHRC’s activities.
  • Ensure that all published content is delivered to high standards, within budget, and complies with the Center’s curation guidelines.
  • Ensure the APHRC brand is understood and complied with by all staff, in all external and internal communications.

Synergy Unit:

  • Develop and implement communication and campaign strategies for various programs.
  • Leading development and conceptualization of products/outputs that communicate findings from various programs.
  • Contribute to the development of reader-friendly knowledge translation products such as briefs and fact sheets.
  • Contribute to policy discussions and events with both internal and external audiences.
  • Lead, organize and facilitate events, webinars and knowledge translation for various teams at the Center and stakeholders while sometimes working with communication teams from partner organizations.

 Media Relations (Visibility)

  • Lead media outreach including development and implementation of a media strategy that includes pitches, field visits and responding to ad hoc media requests.
  • Facilitate engagement with media for profiling of the Center’s work through media pitches.
  • Lead monitoring of social media for any press / journalist requests APHRC might respond to.
  • Respond in a timely manner to queries from national and international media.
  • Package stories and information enabling us to pitch to print and online media.
  • Arrange interviews and / or connect journalists with spokespeople from across the APHRC family.
  • Lead and oversee the APHRC media database.
  • Lead and oversee media monitoring.

Digital Communication (Visibility)

  • Lead or contribute to the delivery of the Center’s social media strategy.
  • Oversee or support the management of APHRC’s various social media accounts, in liaison with the communications officers.
  • Oversee generation of project-specific social media content to highlight key findings, events, milestones.
  • Create interactive and engaging content that is tailored to a range of audiences.
  • Write compelling content for the website and social media, complying with APHRC’s editorial standards.
  • Ensure the APHRC website is regularly updated. S/he will be responsible for consistency and quality control.
  • Maintain a high standard for copy and content, meeting brand and style guidelines.
  • Lead multimedia productions including video, photography and design.
  • Coordinate visibility and online campaigns with other APHRC regional offices and implementing partners.

 Additional Functions (Synergy and Visibility)

  • Lead on wider partner and stakeholder management and engagement, as well as mapping external audiences for APHRC content.
  • Contribute to the development of new branded assets to meet the needs of the Center -liaise with designers and external suppliers to ensure assets are produced on time, in budget, and to the required standard.
  • Commission design work and asset production while supervising consultants.
  • Produce reports for partners and donors.
  • Oversee the management APHRC’s digital photo library, and ensure the correct details are included (proof of consent, photographer credit, etc.) when they are uploaded.
  • Support the coordination of specific events and represent the organization externally when relevant.
  • Perform any other tasks required to advance the Center’s communications objectives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or a related field.
  • At least twelve (12) years’ work experience in communications, writing and content creation, preferably at an international organization in a communications role.
  • Excellent editing and writing skills as well as ability to translate complex scientific facts into accessible messages for general audiences.
  • Knowledge of multimedia skills including photography and videography.
  • Experience of social media and community management, and of adapting a message to different audiences.
  • Excellent existing network of media contacts.
  • Excellent verbal communication, and ability to train and mentor.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Networking, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills coupled with resourceful initiative and maturity of judgment.
  • Knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing, including Microsoft Publisher, and Adobe or Corel suites.
  • Knowledge or understanding of project management is an added advantage.

Communications Officers

Duties and Responsibilities

Cross-Cutting

  • Collaborate in developing and implementing communications strategies to achieve the overall APHRC goals, producing and disseminating various communications materials, including brochures, posters, infographics, audio-visuals, and policy documents.

Content Generation

  • Write, edit and distribute content, including corporate, research findings and project related material ranging from publications, blogs, articles, press releases, case studies, and human-interest stories, website content, op-eds, annual reports, speeches, newsletters, project reports and policy documents.
  • Ensure that all published content is delivered to high standards, within budget and in compliance with the Center’s curation guidelines.

Media Relations

  • Developing press and communication materials for media events using research study findings.
  • Nurturing strategic relationships and engagement with critical national and international media networks to ensure comprehensive coverage and profiling of APHRC’s research and other work through pitching.
  • Researching, writing up, and editing in-house publications, including blogs, articles, report summaries, case studies, and human-interest stories.
  • Monitor all media including social media for any press / journalist requests for APHRC’s response.
  • Respond in a timely manner to queries from local and national media.
  • Package stories and information enabling us to pitch to print and online media.
  • Organizing events for journalists to sensitize and create awareness of APHRC research.
  • Arrange interviews and / or connect journalists with spokespeople from across the APHRC family.
  • Grow and manage APHRC’s media database.
  • Conduct media monitoring and produce quarterly reports.

Digital Communications

  • Work with the Communications Manager to develop and deliver the Center’s or project-specific social media strategy.
  • Manage APHRC’s social media account, with the support and input of the Communication Manager.
  • Create interactive and engaging content that is tailored to a range of audiences.
  • Write compelling content for the website and social media, complying with APHRC’s editorial standards.
  • With the support of the Communications Manager, ensure the APHRC website is regularly updated.
  • Maintain a high standard for copy and content, meeting brand and style guidelines.
  • Collaborate and manage multimedia productions including video, photography and design.
  • Supervise digital communications interns working in PEC.
  • Coordinate visibility and online campaigns with other APHRC regional offices and implementing partners.

Additional Functions

  • Support the Communication Manager with wider partner stakeholder management and engagement, as well as mapping external audiences for APHRC content.
  • Support the Communication Manager to optimally position the APHRC brand internally and externally.
  • Support the development of new branded assets to meet the needs of the Center. Liaise with designers and external suppliers to ensure assets are produced on time, in budget, and to the required standard.
  • Support the Communication Manager to commission design work and asset production: complete order forms and process invoices / expense claims, according to APHRC procedure.
  • Manage and oversee APHRC’s digital photo library working with the Multimedia Officers. Ensure the correct details are included (proof of consent, photographer credit, etc.) when they are uploaded.
  • Monitor press coverage and social media metrics using specific tools.
  • Support the coordination of specific events and represent the organization externally when relevant.
  • Procuring outsourced communications-related services such as graphic design and videography.
  • Performing other tasks as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • A first degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in a communications role.
  • Strong writing, editing and verbal skills; excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience of social media and community management, and of adapting a message to different audiences.
  • Experience of website management and content management systems.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently in mobilizing media coverage and producing quality communication material.
  • Networking, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills coupled with resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Project management and research communication skills / experience in graphic design and audio-visual production are an added advantage.

Researcher (Maternal, Infant and Child Nutrition)

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on nutrition and related areas which may include community-based, school based or desk-based research. Tasks may include study conceptualization and design, project management and coordination including training of field workers, supervision of field work and data management, data analysis, report writing.
  • Develop and test strategies to inform policy & practice to optimize breastfeeding, maternal & child nutrition, adolescent nutrition, and food security as appropriate.
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development.
  • Lead and contribute to scientific writing.
  • Supervise, mentor and train junior research staff at the Center.
  • Lead policy engagement, knowledge translation and communication to appropriate audiences.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience 

  • PhD in Nutrition, Public Health or closely related fields.
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub- Saharan Africa.
  • At least three years’ post-doctoral experience in research in maternal, infant and young child nutrition/nutrition in the first 1000 days plus and nutrition of children under five years.
  • Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants, particularly in maternal, child and adolescent nutrition.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research teams and partnerships.
  • Proven experience in conducting household surveys.
  • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS).
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel).
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

Desirable

  • Expertise/experience in adolescent nutrition.
  • Expertise in nutrition of school going children.
  • Expertise in human-rights based approach to food systems.
  • Experience with work on climate change including linking climate change and nutrition and health.
  • Expertise in qualitative methods, including familiarity with qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo).

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to African Population And Health Research Center (APHRC) on aphrc.org to apply

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