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Communication Officer (deadline extended)
Institute for Reproductive Health and Rights
 Supervisor: Operations Officer
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: One year
 Closing Date: 15 Sept 2021


Established in 2015, the Institute for Reproductive Health and Rights is a not-for-profit professional institution operating as a social enterprise committed to promoting the reproductive and sexual well-being of all Sudanese people with special attention to women, girls, youth and minorities.

IRH&R is a growing Institution with opportunities for young and middle level professional to join a dynamic high quality creative work environment and acquire experiences and skills to advance within the Institution or to better compete at national regional and international levels.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage website content and social media content creation.
  • Documentation and archiving of Institute’s events and activities (i.e. draft, edit & proofread events summaries and photos).
  • Produce a monthly summary of the Institute activities and disseminate to all stake holders.
  • Coordinate the development of printed public information materials (pamphlets and brochures).
  • Build collaborative relation with media professionals (radio, TV and print).
  • Handle incoming requests for information from media outlets and media relations.
  • Translation, editing, and proofreading (English & Arabic) of written material when needed.
  • Create and keep up-to date, a list of potential service providers (photographers, video production companies, designers, printing houses, editors and proof-readers).
  • Manage staff, consultants and service providers under the communication umbrella.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of institute communications activities in order to improve them.
  • Report on communications achievements on quarterly basis.
  • Other tasks as delegated by supervisor.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A university degree in communication, Journalism, or related field.
  • Interest in social development issues with a focus on women’s and adolescent health and rights.
  • At least two years’ experience working in communication.
  • Command of both Arabic and English languages in speaking, writing and correspondence
  • Proven time management and organizing skills.
  • Has good grasp of the media and communication institutions and networks in Sudan.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to bring new ideas and approaches that are practical and actionable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms
  • Able to design in-house products such as posters and invitations to events.
  • Able to commit to work for at least one year (renewable).


Personal qualities:

  • Demonstrate flexibility, reflection, and the ability to maintain positive relationships and composure in stressful situations;
  • Ability to think strategically and integrate best practices into their work;
  • Ability to make decisions and provide communication direction;
  • Openness to introducing new ideas while also committed to building on existing experience and programme plans;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative but also works well in teams;
  • Ability to network and establish positive relationships with staff, partners and government representatives;
  • Solution oriented;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and at engaging partners and staff;
  • Willingness to travel, as the situation requires and allows.


This is offered as a full time position, with a three-months assessment period, but number of office days and hours of work may be negotiable

Our salary scale is linked to experience and proven skills and there is an added benefits package


The application must be in English

Incude links to any published communication work you have done in your motivatinal letter.


We regret that only short listed applicants will be contacted within one week of the closing date


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