Communications Associate, Brain and Mind Institute at Aga Khan University Hospital

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Communications Associate, Brain and Mind Institute at Aga Khan University Hospital

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Aga Khan University Hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan and Nairobi, Kenya are private, not-for-profit institutions providing high quality health care. The Main Hospitals serve as the principal sites for clinical training for the University’s Medical Colleges and Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan and East Africa. Our Vision of Aga Khan University Ho…
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Communications Associate, Brain and Mind Institute

Job Summary

The Biopsychosocial Determinants of Resilient Aging in Kenya (BRAIN-RESILIENCE-KENYA Project), a three-year Wellcome Leap funded project is seeking a Communications Associate. The Communications Associate will play a vital role in developing and implementing communication strategies to raise awareness about the Aga Khan University’s Brain and Mind Institute’s work, increase public engagement, and foster positive relationships with key stakeholders. He/she will collaborate with various departments within the Institute to ensure consistent and impactful messaging across multiple channels. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, a creative mindset, and a passion for brain and mental health advocacy.

This will be a one-year renewable contract to a maximum of 2.2 years.


  • Collaborate with local experts, conduct research, and oversee the creation of documentaries;
  • Work with healthcare professionals and community experts to develop informative radio programs;
  • Co-develop compelling messages and narratives with local communities through workshops, seminars, and community events;
  • Utilize various creative formats such as art, poetry, and play to convey messages effectively;
  • Establish and maintain a strong online presence through a dedicated micro-site and social media platforms;
  • Utilize TikTok, YouTube shorts, Facebook, and Twitter to educate and engage the audience including hosting live Q&A sessions and collaborating with health social media influencers;
  • Coordinate media relations activities, including building relationships with journalists, pitching stories, and organizing press conferences;
  • Collaborate with the graphics designer to create visually appealing and informative communication materials, such as brochures, infographics, and presentations;
  • Engage in advocacy work by collaborating with policymakers, government agencies, and non-profit organizations; and
  • Establish partnerships with local and national organizations, healthcare providers, and community groups to amplify the impact of awareness campaigns and advocacy efforts
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  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field;
  • At least 5 years proven experience in Communications, Public Relations, or a related role, preferably within the healthcare, mental health, or non-profit sector;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills, with the ability to tailor messages for different audiences and platforms;
  • Proficiency in social media management and analytics tools;
  • Experience in media relations, including building relationships with journalists and securing media coverage; and
  • Familiarity with graphic design software and visual communication principles.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Aga Khan University Hospital on to apply


Communications Associate, Brain and Mind Institute at Aga Khan University Hospital

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