Communications Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Temporary
  • East Africa

To apply for this job please visit www.ylabsglobal.org.

Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application.


We are looking for a strong writer who is passionate about sharing our work with the world. At YLabs, our Marketing and Communications [MarComms] team acts as a microphone – sometimes that means we hold the mic up to our team so they can share their research findings, sometimes that means we pass the mic to our youth designers or study participants so that they can tell their own story. We are active on social media, we publish blog posts, we send press releases, and we present our work on the global stage – and we need someone to join our growing team and get it all done!

This is a full-time, fixed term, 6 month position, with a possibility of extension. You must be legally authorized to work within the East African Community.



YLabs adheres to Project Fair’s principles and standards to establish equity in pay with the overriding principle of “equal pay for work of equal value” outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. All salary ranges are based on level within the organization and are competitive to regional and national salary benchmarks, based on the respective office location.


The pay range for this position is a flat rate of RWF979,167 – RWF1,067,708  gross per month, commensurate with experience.


You will develop, write, and manage multiple communication channels including social media posts, print materials, quarterly newsletters, blogs, external articles, and press releases
Hone your skills for listening with a storyteller’s ear for themes that resonate with our team’s larger strategic goals
Build relationships and trust with the YLabs staff, our partners, participants, and community in order to co-create


An obsession with storytelling for impact
Experience with Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok
Experience working with diverse coalitions and multidisciplinary teams
An attention to detail. Whether you’re transcribing an interview or scheduling social content, you are a safe pair of hands!

A background in journalism, creative writing, communications, design, public health, PR or marketing
We work with Google Suite, Trello, and Slack to stay connected across continents. If you haven’t used these technologies we will train you
A passion for youth engagement, global health, or design


To apply, send a resume, cover letter (please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application) and link to your portfolio to [email protected] with the subject line: Communications Coordinator – East Africa. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This posting will be open from April 19 to May 19 . Once the application period closes, all applications will be reviewed by our Hiring Committee. YLabs recognizes the effort that goes into submitting an application; all candidates will be notified of their application status once the hiring process begins.

All YLabs offers of employment are conditional on satisfactory background check and criminal record clearances.

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