Content Writer

  • Neno

Partners In Health (PIH)

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

Partners in Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kazakhstan and Boston.

PIH began working in Malawi in 2007, where today we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve a catchment area of 165,000 through 12 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations. Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) is in Neno District.
We therefore seek to recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following position:

Position : Content Writer
Reports to : Communications Specialist
Commitment : Full Time (Monday-Friday)
Working Hours : Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)
Location : Neno Boma.

Position Overview

The Content Writer will create PIH-focused content for use in print and electronic formats, particularly the PIH website, daily newspapers, social media platforms, organizational messaging, and IEC materials. As part of the communications team, the Content Writer will report to the Communication Specialist. S/he will participate in editorial planning and edit content from different PIH staff.

Responsibilities and Duties
Content production (70%)

  • Work with APZU project and departmental staff but also global communication team to identify and develop story ideas and turn them into compelling pieces
  • Write interesting and jargon-free articles, profiles, and news stories that inform and engage PIH supporters, the general public and health care professionals
  • Collaborate with fellow communication team and APZU managers to collect, organize, and produce content for donors including annual reports, print newsletters, and Impact report.
  • Plan and write stories for publications in relevant newspapers in Malawi
  • Monitor APZU content in different media platforms to ensure consistency of messages
  • Create content for relevant national commemorations
  • Manage story consent forms for all published stories on different platforms
  • Orient staff in story writing
  • Attend bi-weekly global communication meetings and represent APZU Malawi communication team where necessary

Content editing and administration (30%)

  • Edit, and package information from APZU staff into content for APZU website, social media platforms, and other IEC materials that is appropriate and appealing to a general audience.
  • Any other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication
  • At least three years of experience as a journalist or professional writer required
  • Proven ability to write and edit content across multiple platforms
  • Proficiency in English and Chichewa
  • Experience in building strong relationships with sources
  • Experience using social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Ability to differentiate content for different platforms i.e., social media, newspaper, website
  • Understanding of and ability to clearly communicate topics related to global health and social justice is a bonus
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability and willingness to travel on bumpy and earth roads
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities within deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong interest in social justice
  • Familiarity with and interest in global health and/or nonprofit development
  • Experience and willingness to live in low-resource or rural setting

Benefits & Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Qualified and interested persons should apply to the address below, enclosing their cover letter; copies of relevant certificates and curriculum vitae indicating three names of traceable referees with valid telephone numbers and email addresses not later than Wednesday, 2nd November, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The Director of Human Resources
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU)
P.O. Box 56
NENO
Or
P.O. Box 1774
BLANTYRE
Email: apzuhr@pih.org

NB: Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is is an equal opportunity employer, so, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, tribe, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment.

Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is committed to safeguarding staff, children and communities with whom we work. We are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members  as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks.

The Organisation does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked to make a payment at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact vgondwe@pih.org and speakup@pih.org