Knowing your audience

Communications Officer: Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx)

By 9 August 2018

The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is looking for an enthusiastic and well-organised Communications Officer who will be responsible for implementing the Initiative’s communications strategy, strengthening information-sharing between academics in all disciplines, and raising awareness of the aims and achievements of the AfOx both internally and externally.

AfOx is a cross-university platform for academic and research collaborations between the University of Oxford and African researchers and institutions. The Initiative aims to support the work of universities and research institutions across Africa and to facilitate the development of equitable and extensive collaborations between Oxford and African institutions. AfOx has a cross-divisional governance structure and is embedded administratively in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Effective and transparent communications are critical to delivering AfOx’s goals.

You will help to ensure that different target audiences have a clear understanding of AfOx’s strategy and achievements. You will be responsible for collecting, preparing, and updating content and materials for AfOx’s digital platforms, including the AfOx website and social media. You will also play a key role in preparing communications materials, with senior academics, for presentations and stands at international conferences in the UK and overseas.

You will be educated to a higher degree level or equivalent, and have significant first-hand experience in a communications role. You will demonstrate the ability to conceive, implement, and evaluate successful communication strategies and activities. You will have significant experience of using digital media in communications and in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications and photo- and image-editing software. You will also have experience of work relating to the African continent.

This position is available on a full-time basis, fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications to be received by 12 midday on Wednesday 29th of August 2018

Grade 6: £28,098 – £33,518 p.a.

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Contact: Shabana Akthar (+44 1865 612946)