We are looking for a dedicated Speechwriter to provide first class written material, including high quality speeches, messages to support AHO’s corporate and campaigning activities
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
The purpose of the Speechwriter is to manage the communication of the Director through specialized knowledge and provide strategic communication support to senior management. Under the overall direction of the Director, the Speechwriter is responsible for the following:
Draft speeches, statements, messages, press statement, briefings and written communication for the Director ensuring high level of consistency, accuracy, content and presentation for a wide variety of audiences.
Undertaking original research on a range of development topics as needed to inform the speech/lecture and soliciting inputs from across the organization as needed;
Analyzing complex information, including statistics, financial information and other numerical, qualitative and quantitative data, to extract key messages for integration into speeches/lectures and other communications material as required;
Researching audience expectations, event agenda and topics, and assist in focusing the purpose of each speech or lecture to tailor messages for audience appeal and impact.
World Health Days for speechwriting
The following are some of the World Health Days for speechwriting: Africa Cancer Week, Africa TB Week, Africa Vaccination Month, Africa Malaria Week, Africa Health Day, Africa AIDS Week, World Kidney Day, World Down Syndrome Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Breastfeeding Day, World Humanitarian Day, World Rabies Day, World Diabetes Day, among others
Qualifications and Experience
Degree in Journalism, Communications or Political Science, or its equivalent;
Experience of speech writing in a charity or business environment;
Ability to write effectively at speed and accurately;
Lateral thinking and ability to synthesize complex material;
Fluency in English required; knowledge of another AHO language is an asset
A good understanding of international development health issues, and the interface between NGOs, the media and the public.
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To lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of Africa
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency for Africa. It is the newest and most recently established international health agency covering the whole African continent and the diaspora. Our main aim is to help African people attaining and maintaining optimum health and quality of life. Our vision is delivering high quality sustainable health service and be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of Africa enjoy optimal health.