International Organization Senior Program Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya (140K)

Job Title: Senior Program Associate

Industry: Public Health

Gross Salary: 120k – 140k

Location: Nairobi

Our client is an international organization that raises awareness and provides high-level support to address public health challenges facing emerging economies.

The seek to recruit a Senior Program Associate to support the management to accelerate the development and delivery of life-saving technologies, policies and information.


  • Make complex concepts accessible and actionable to a wide audience by developing strategies for creating key messages, fact sheets, social media posts and creative digital materials and mobilizing teams accordingly.
  • Conduct research and synthesizing evidence to draft compelling narratives that resonate with varied target audiences – these could take the form of policy briefs, thought pieces or policy papers.
  • Build strong relationships with top-tier media outlets to ensure reporting around public health issues we care about increases and is grounded in evidence.
  • Elevate the voice and expertise of high-level influencers by providing them opportunities to be spokespeople, supporting them on media engagement activities.
  • Liaise with partners to amplify voices around issues and ensure coordinated action.
  • Follow and track trends in global health policies and fund opportunities to continuously innovate on strategy.
  • Lead specific project work streams for projects with minimal oversight.
  • Oversee tracking of program activities and progress towards project goals and deliverables; developing project reports and presentations.
  • Communicate with senior management on progress and challenges, and ideating on potential solutions.
  • Coach junior staff members on writing, client-facing interactions, and time management skills.
  • Support senior management at client meetings and events.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, international development, communications, journalism or related field required.
  • At least 3 years working experience in health communications, public health or global development.
  • Experience in journalism/ media industry is preferred due to the writing skills required for the role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power point) and exceptional writing skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while paying attention to detail, quality and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated competence working with stakeholders.
  • Master’s degree in a related field is an added advantage.
  • Preference for Kenyan Nationals; must be eligible to work in Kenya.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Senior Program Associate) to before 25th April 2019.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted

Health and Medical, NGO and UN
Updated: April 17, 2019 — 2:28 pm