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Africa Health Organisation

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa and the Diaspora such as the UK. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research and development. Our mission is to lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and partners to promote equity in health to combat disease, to improve the quality of life and lengthen the lives of the peoples in Africa.

Application deadline: 

Could you help an international health charity with speechwriting to support the Director deliver well written speeches and messages on special occasions like Africa Health Day?

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research.

AHO is looking for dedicated volunteers to carry out speechwriting. This will include speeches, messages and briefs to support AHO corporate and campaign activities.

The volunteer role is flexible with time commitment agreed with the Director. The opportunity will take place in Central London. To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to masausog@aho.org.uk

For this role, we are looking for people with good writing skills, excellent analysis skills, and broad knowledge of health and social topics. You should have the ability to work independently.

You should be proud of working for Africa’s own international health agency and to contribute to knowledge that will be used to find solutions to Africa’s health problems.

Please submit CV and Covering letter to masausog@aho.org.uk

Role Aim: 

We are looking for a dedicated Speechwriter to provide first class written material, including high quality speeches, messages to support AHO’s corporate and campaigning activities

Duties: 

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

The purpose of the Speechwriter is to manage the communication of the Director through specialized knowledge and provide strategic communication support to senior management. Under the overall direction of the Director, the Speechwriter is responsible for the following:

• Draft speeches, statements, messages, press statement, briefings and written communication for the Director ensuring high level of consistency, accuracy, content and presentation for a wide variety of audiences.

• Undertaking original research on a range of development topics as needed to inform the speech/lecture and soliciting inputs from across the organization as needed;

• Analyzing complex information, including statistics, financial information and other numerical, qualitative and quantitative data, to extract key messages for integration into speeches/lectures and other communications material as required;

• Researching audience expectations, event agenda and topics, and assist in focusing the purpose of each speech or lecture to tailor messages for audience appeal and impact.

World Health Days for speechwriting

The following are some of the World Health Days for speechwriting: Africa Cancer Week, Africa TB Week, Africa Vaccination Month, Africa Malaria Week, Africa Health Day, Africa AIDS Week, World Kidney Day, World Down Syndrome Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Breastfeeding Day, World Humanitarian Day, World Rabies Day, World Diabetes Day, among others

Skills needed: 

• Studying degree in Journalism, Communications or Political Science, or its equivalent;

• Experience of speech writing in a charity or business environment;

• Ability to write effectively at speed and accurately;

• Lateral thinking and ability to synthesize complex material;

• Fluency in English required; knowledge of another AHO language is an asset e.g. French

• A good understanding of international development health issues, and the interface between NGOs, the media and the public.

Training: 

Speechwriting, data analysis

Location: 
Office 36 88-90 Hatton Gardem LONDON WC1N 8PN
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
The role is flexible and the days are agreed with the Director
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