Name: Stephen Mbaya
Role: Communication Assistant
Work Experience July 2008 – present AMREF Communication Assistant. Event management and planning, including dinners, cocktails, breakfast and conferences. Graphic design of various publications including business cards, flyers, invites, and banners. Developing information kits and media kits. Copy writing including speeches, articles and fact sheets, press invites, press releases. Proposal writing. Press invites and press releases. Photography. News writing and reporting, covering events and meetings. Report compilation and presentation. Media liaison. Information design. Engaged in planning a capacity building event for the secretariat. Generating copy for website and newsletter. Field visits and reporting. Report writing and compilation. October 2007- July 2008 Albinism Foundation of East Africa (AFEA) Volunteer Public Relations Officer Graphic design and layout of various publications including flyers and brochures. Event organizing and planning including the official launch of AFEA. Handling various publications including articles and brochure and flyer information. Overseeing various office operations. August 2007-May 2008 Daystar University, Corporate Affairs Department Marketing team member Engaged in marketing activities including exhibitions, presentations, for the University in various schools, churches and other institutions. Responsible for organizing various marketing events and activities for the department such as exhibitions and marketing presentations. Developed a marketing video for the University aimed at showcasing the University. Planning capacity building and training sessions for the marketing team. January 2007 – May 2008 Involvement (Daystar University Student Newspaper) Reporter Identifying newsworthy stories and covering events and reporting. Opinion writing. Organizing special events such as retreats and team building activities for the Involvement team.