RISE Communication Officer


Jhpiego is a non-profit organization, operating in Lesotho since 2012 through supporting the government of Lesotho in delivering health services to the Basotho people. Jhpiego’s portfolio currently includes Khanya (VMMC and PrEP), THEBE (TB Contact Tracing and COVID Response), RISE (COVID Case Management and Vaccine Support), MOSAIC (Dapivirine Ring Introduction), CUT-TB (RCT) and various other small studies.

Position: RISE Communication Officer (1)


• Work closely with the district RISE team leads/ managers to plan and execute all activities including service delivery and demand creation
• Comply with administration and reporting from the field, including weekly progress reports and anecdotal reports (stories and photographs) from the field, to be used for public relations.
• Create visual text and imagery concepts and develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures etc.
• Demonstrated experience recruitment, training and mentoring district community-based demand creation teams on VMMC, PrEP, immunization etc.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders- DHMTs, MOET etc.
• Ability to navigate complex government processes and have worked favourably towards demand generation practices in his/her respective fields.
• Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment.
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills required.
• Proven experience in mentoring and leading teams in a fast-paced and changing environment.
• Ensure all marketing material (IEC and promotional materials) are made available and support appropriate distribution.
• Ensure all the objectives of the demand creation are being met in the district and provide necessary feedback to central team for continuous improvement and course correction

Qualifications, Experience and Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, communications, community development or other relevant field.
• At least 7 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in health demand creation or communication
• Excellent with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively in a demanding environment
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Computer Skills,

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Correspondence will be communicated with shortlisted candidates only.

Jhpiego is an Equal Opportunity Employer Interested candidates should submit application letter, CVs, certified copies of certificates and transcripts, two reference letters, Certified identity document. All applications addressed for the attention of Human Resources Manager must be sent by email address to:[email protected] or hand deliver to Jhpiego Office, Dolphin House #2, ground floor,23 Motsoene Road, Industrial Area, Maseru by 12 pm on Friday, 14 January 2022.