The following vacancies are available at the Ministry of Health:

Work location:  Ministry of Health, Maison Hermitage, Mont Fleuri

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate as the leading expert in strategic communications, press & media management across the full range of internal and external communications
  • Provide department-wide leadership for public relations and media strategies and teams
  • Build or reinforce national and international relations and partnerships with professionals and experts across a variety of fields to achieve the national mission of health
  • Lead the development of a cohesive national and international communications strategy
  • Oversee the branding and safeguard the standing of the department
  • Participate in high level speech writing and similar messaging
  • Lead the development and implementation of standards for Public Relations & Marketing
  • Lead strategies for the online presence of Department of Health and strategies to maintain that presence
  • Lead communication strategies in the development, implementation and dissemination of country-level, regional and global programmes and projects
  • Lead communications strategies for international theme days, conferences, meetings and key events
  • Monitor, evaluate and redesign participation in strategic initiatives to measure effectiveness, impact and alignment with goals

Qualification and Experience

  1. Master of Science in health education/health promotion, communications or social related field plus two years of work experience
  2. Degree in health education/health promotion, communications or other social related field plus five years work experience

Application forms can be collected from the Director Human Resource and Administration, Principal Secretary’s Secretariat, Maison Hermitage or an email could be sent to Ms. Samara Octobre, Samara.Octobre@health.gov.sc

Completed forms should be returned to the above mentioned.

Closing Date:  14th June 2024

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