The Communication Associate will assist the Communication Manager in executing the communication strategy and work plan for the Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative. AFP is a six-year (2013-18), $32.5 million project that aims to increase the financial investment and political commitment needed to ensure access to quality family planning through evidence based advocacy. The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the coordinating partner for AFP.
The Communication Associate will be responsible for writing, editing, and disseminating advocacy news write-ups, case studies, publications, graphics, and social media posts. He/she will help produce user-friendly, accurate, timely and well-written information and materials and disseminate them to appropriate audiences in both print and electronic formats.
Specific duties & responsibilities
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
Leading the development of a range of AFP publications from start to finish: this includes writing, editing, interviewing, researching, and printing for case studies, newsletters, web pages, posters, and graphics.
Interviewing and corresponding with AFP partners in 10 countries to write up, edit, and share multiple news items and web stories per month.
Identify new channels for innovative dissemination and promotion of project materials and results.
Understand donor sensitivities and branding requirements.
Negotiating with vendors and consultants to deliver quality, timely products including graphic design, translation, printing, web, mobile app, and freelance writing.
Overseeing internal communication with AFP's donors and representing the project in external meetings and events. Lead development of AFP's key messaging for stakeholders.
Meet donor requests in a timely manner.
Bachelor's degree in related field
4 years related experience, including experience with writing and editing.
Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's degree preferred, e.g., Journalism, MPH, and MHS.
Previous international reproductive health experience in developing countries.
Previous work experience in an advocacy communication position a plus.
Knowledge of public health, especially international family planning and reproductive health.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Strong writing, editing, and presentation skills
Experience making challenging subjects accessible for lay audiences
Specific communications skills, such as:
Expertise in SharePoint, Powerpoint and Excel for presentations and analyses
Proficiency in Drupal, HTML or similar content management systems
Knowledge and prior use of Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite
Knowledge of social media monitoring
Classified title: Communications Associate
Role/Level/Range: AT / 03 / PD
Starting Salary Range: $57,544 - $79,047; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Part-Time
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Schedule: 27 hours per week
Department name: Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Personnel area: School of Public Health
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