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Latest Career Opening At PharmAccess Group

Date Posted: 18/Mar/2017
Deadline: 30/Mar/2017

Manager, Advocacy & Communications

Fulltime, based in Lagos

The PharmAccess Group

The PharmAccess Group is dedicated to improving access to better health care for people in subSaharan Africa. It mobilizes public and private resources for the benefit of doctors and patients through health insurance, mHealth innovations, loans to doctors, clinical standards and impact research. Working in public-private partnerships, we leverage donor contributions to increase trust in the health system, reduce risks and transaction costs, paving the way for private investments. This innovative approach to development has attracted significant international attention, including from the U.S. President Obama presenting our loans program the G20 prize for innovative financing.


The Position

The Manager, Advocacy and Communications will be responsible for all public sector (legislative, federal, state government) and private sector liaison activities of PharmAccess Foundation (PAF). Additionally, the successful candidate will assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the internal and external communication activities of the PharmAccess Nigeria Office.




The role will also entail public policy research, development and dissemination, development of key multilateral partner, government agency and private sector relationships and all matters of advocacy and public policy related activities for PAF.

Main tasks


  • Manage strategic relationships with multilateral partners on behalf of PAF, including Health In Africa Initiative;
  • Work with PAF’s local and multilateral partners to development frameworks for healthcare industry schemes;
  • Organize healthcare advocacy and other grass-root events;
  • Serve as liaison for PAF on all schemes;
  • Monitor all state and federal legislation and regulations that affect the activities in PAF in the healthcare sector;
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of all schemes PAF is currently engaged in;
  • Rally stakeholders to ensure the success of all healthcare schemes being supported by PAF;



  • Develop and lead the implementation of an innovative communication strategy for PharmAccess Nigeria Office;
  • Manage media relations, and develop communication materials including press releases for internal and external profiling and positioning;
  • Manage the overall organizational and company brand and reputation, being a brand evangelist and advocate for PharmAccess;
  • Create a platform for co-creation & partnership in key global positioning events; 
  • Act as a first point of contact for external media;
  • Oversee internal communication, culture development, brand communication strategy, and opportunities to share this publicly;
  • Oversee the development and the updating/editing of the PharmAccess website in collaboration with head office partners and technical experts;
  • Oversee and provide advice to update PharmAccess’ social media strategy and social media presence;
  • Coordinating strategy and the participation of PharmAccess in conferences, expert meetings and workshops;
  • Stimulate content development throughout all channels, mediums, and technology for products, services, and any internal/external documentation;
  • Establish a system to develop content and to document success stories and use such stories to develop effective materials to support advocacy efforts with key stakeholders;
  • Support media/external relations activities such as organizing visits to project sites, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage, including press briefings, conferences and media interviews, to achieve country program objectives and utilize both web-based and traditional media as appropriate to generate and maintain public interest in health quality/finance issues;
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 Qualification & Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a reputable tertiary institution;
  • Other relevant postgraduate degrees or professional certifications will be an advantage;
  • At least 7 years’ work experience in relevant institutions;  
  • Experience with public sector and / or multilateral advocacy will be an added advantage;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven track record of engagement with stakeholders;
  • Must be able to documents ideas and development frameworks to depict all stakeholders in healthcare schemes supported by PAF;
  • Ability to provide leadership and take ownership;
  • Strong project management and managerial skills;
  • Result driven and able to motivate a diverse group of ambitious colleagues;
  • Strong relationship networks within the local and international media;
  • Significant knowledge of health systems is a prerequisite for this role

PharmAccess offers

PharmAccess Foundation will offer competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and ability. PharmAccess is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis.

How to apply

To apply for the position, please submit the following documents:

  1. A one-page cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and why you are the ideal candidate for this position
  2. Your CV

Send your application documents via email with ‘Manager, Advocacy & Communications’ as the subject. The application deadline is 30th March 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Method of Application

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