Communications Associate


LifeNet International


Lilongwe, Malawi







Role Overview

The Communications Associate will work with the Malawi Country Director and our Vice President of Advancement (based in USA) in a story-gathering role that will serve to promote LN’s work in Malawi and across Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a vital expansion of our capacity to communicate internationally as well as nationally with stakeholders across a variety of platforms. We are looking for a motivated, creative individual who has an interest in communication, photography, and storytelling.


  • Coordinate activities with our HQ fundraising and communications team.
  • Perform site visits to interact with our partners and team members in the field.
  • Supervise local storytelling and implement a qualitative data collection process for LN.
  • Gather patient stories through in-person interviews at partner health facilities.
  • Gather health worker stories through in-person interviews at partner health facilities.
  • Photograph health facility partners, health workers, and patients in partner health facilities.
  • Produce video of patient and health worker stories.
  • Supervise the production and delivery of key partnership communications to local stakeholders.

Skills and Experience 

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree or certification in a related field such as communications, writing, design, or production*
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills, with experience telling compelling stories through reports and other materials for external audiences*
  • At least one year of professional experience in a related field (multimedia, production, writing, etc.)*
  • Experience or familiarity with public/global health
  • Master’s degree in communications, public health, or a related field
  • Experience or familiarity with church institutions
  • Experience with photography, photo editing software (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign), videography, and/or video editing software
  • Experience collecting stories through surveys, interviews, or other means
  • An excitement for analyzing complex organizational problems, identifying innovative solutions, and engaging others to implement, preferably in a low-resource environment
  • Ability to perform in an entrepreneurial team-based environment, deliver strong results, and ask for help when needed
  • Organizational skills, ability to coordinate activities across various departments and ability to prioritize
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Ability to function well in a diverse, cross-cultural work environment
  • Interpersonal and intercontinental communication skills

About the Organization

LifeNet International (LN) exists to transform African health centers to provide quality, sustainable care. Operating in East Africa, LN works to improve the quality of health systems from the ground up and is specifically dedicated to health systems strengthening in the private not-for-profit sector. In Malawi, there is a critical shortage of properly trained healthcare workers across all levels of care, especially in rural, low-income communities. Through partnerships with faith-based health centers, LifeNet implements practical responses to address these gaps and meet health challenges facing low-resource communities.

We currently are operating in Burundi, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, and Malawi, with more than 250 health center partners receiving monthly training, support, and mentorship from our incredible LifeNet training teams. We have an incredible multi-disciplinary team that values impact at scale, sustainability, quality, and compassionate care.



Communications, Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing, Partnership Development



Education / Health Education, Health System Strengthening, Maternal and Child Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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