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Media Advocacy Coordinator

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Johannesburg, Rosebank
Company:Healthy Living Alliance

Job description

Executive summary

Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) is seeking applications for a media advocacy coordinator responsible for supporting media advocacy, communications and advocacy campaigns. He/she will work closely with the executive director and alliance co-ordinator to develop and implement media strategies to achieve the communications objectives and further the policy advocacy goals.

Primary duties:
  • Collaborate with HEALA team, obesity partners to efficiently and creatively craft and implement media and communications strategies in support of the policy goals.
  • Develop, implement, and support media advocacy and communications strategies in partnership with the South African obesity partners.
  • Draft, edit and/or oversee production of press releases, reports, brochures and other communications materials as needed.
  • Manage relationships with PR agencies, digital communications agencies, and mass media projects. Assist Executive Director and coordinator with writing fact sheets and opinion pieces for media use.
  • Support the advocacy and campaign coordinator as requested in coordinating media advocacy efforts and partners to support the adoption and implementation of effective tobacco control and road safety policies;
  • Draft and assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports; assist in responding to other donor requests and inquiries.


The ideal candidate will be motivated by the opportunity to work towards a South Africa where all people have access to healthy food and clean water. S/he will:

* be experienced in the use of both traditional and new communications strategies and social media as a tool to advocate for policy change and implementation.
  • Minimum three to five years’ relevant experience communications campaigns.
  • Strong program or project management experience. Fine attention to details, and ability to deliver project goals in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and editing skills.
  • Thinks 'outside the box'; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals and is willing to learn from others.
  • Flexibility, focused organisational skill, and good humour required to handle multiple tasks in fast-paced environment;
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
To apply email your CV and application letter to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about HEALA, refer to

Posted on 07 Nov 16:11

Charity Ndhlovu

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