New Assistant Communications Officer 

Posted 24th November 2023 by Latif Ouedraogo

I’m delighted to be joining the Target Malaria Burkina Faso team as a communications assistant.   

I am an experienced communicator, with a business administration and communications bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in information and communications from Université Nazi Boni in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. I was an assistant in the University’s communications and press relations team for 3 years, and have gained experience organising scientific conferences and symposia, workshops and scientific days. I also have experience in journalism, having been a press correspondent for 2 years.

I was an RFI correspondent during National Culture Week in 2018 with Club RFI Burkina, and was involved with the An Ka Kêlê project by Afrik com communications agency fighting against Covid-19 in 2020.

I’m fascinated by scientific communication, particularly research. Target Malaria offers me the opportunity to put my experience to good use, both in communicating with stakeholders and in using the best high-impact tools and channels.  

Malaria is a big health problem in my country. This drives my commitment to working in science communication, and Target Malaria gives me the opportunity to put my experience and passion to use in engaging with stakeholders through our communication channels. 

I’m fluent in French and English, as well as Mooré and Dioula, our local languages in Burkina Faso.  

In my spare time, I devote myself to graphic design and learning more about digital communication tools and social networks, to follow new innovations. I’m also interested in exploring ideas around social issues and topics of national interest.