A former NTV journalist has been appointed to head the communications team at Amref's global operation.
An employee of Amref Africa confirmed the new appointment of Elizabeth Ntonjira to the NGO.
Her background paints the picture of a strategic communications and public affairs expert with extensive experience gained within a number of roles in the public, private and international development sectors spanning over 10 years.
Her areas of expertise include brand development, project management, crisis management, policy facilitation, regulatory frameworks, advocacy, media management and outreach (both electronic, print, social media), marketing, stakeholder engagements, government and public relations.
Lizz, as she is commonly referred to, is the immediate Communications Manager, Central East, and West Africa at tech firm IBM.
At IBM, she led external communication activities supporting business issues of major consequence to the company and the business units in 25 Sub Saharan African countries.
Her responsibilities also included acting in a consulting capacity, providing advice and counsel to executive line management.
She was a recipient of President Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) in 2015.
Ntonjira was also recognized as the Best TV reporter on Gender and Development by the United Nations Population Awards of 2012.
She first joined the media as a reporter at K24 in 2007 before she moved to NTV in 2010.