Management Sciences for Health

  • Strategic Communications and Content Development Manager

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    COMM (Communications)
    A362 - Bangladesh Challenge TB
    Application Due Date
    Reports To
    Country Project Director
  • Overview

    Strategic Communications & Content Development Manager will document the legacy of Challenge TB Project (CTB) in Bangladesh. In coordination with home office, Senior Technical Director and CTB advisors. S/he will set the editorial guidelines for all the communication materials that are going to be produced as part of the CTB project. In close coordination with Management Sciences for Health Corporate Communications Office S/he will organize national and international dialogue sessions (using different communication outlets, e.g. Webex, Skype, and others) on prioritized CTB technical interventions identified by the donor and the national counterpart (The National Tuberculosis Control Program – NTP). S/he will draft technical mind-shaping articles on tuberculosis that will be published in leading national dailies; Capture success stories of CTB  project and craft it to be presented with the corporate sector and other key stakeholders  in different formats such as: newsletters, technical briefs , technical highlights and others; Design and prepare press releases with CTB project achievements; Conduct an effective media engagement to disseminate USAID|CTB final products; Prepare communication final report that will show  the technical evidence produced and collected by CTB translated into a language that can be easily understood for general audiences.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Report Witting and Technical Brief


    Technical Brief:

    • GxAlert implementation in Bangladesh
    • Post Exposure Therapy
    • Finding patients with Tuberculosis (TB) or Multi Drug Resistance Tuberculosis patients (MDR-TB), Actively, Separating Safely and Treating effectively Strategy (FAST)

    Success Story :

    •  Mandatory Notification (Implementation strategy and case notification) –

     Case Study:

    • Shorter Treatment Regimen (STR)
    • National Institution Disease Chest Hospital (NIDCH)


    • Challenge TB - close out report – First Draft
    • Challenge TB - close out report – Final Version


    Strategic communications Stakeholder and media relations


    The Strategic Communications and Content Development Manager defines, guides, develops, and maintains an integrated communications strategy for conveying Challenge TB’s mission to key audiences & stakeholders, including different global public health organizations, donors, and partners, in order to achieve greater understanding, visibility, and support for the organization.  Specific components include in coordination with home office:

    • Developing strategic messaging about the TB focus capabilities, activities, and results
    • Developing and executing Challenge TB program’s digital communications strategy including Challenge TB website and social media presence
    • Developing and executing Challenge TB media strategy including proactive outreach and rapid-response media interactions that help promote and/or impact the program
    • Supporting the development of in-country media outreach and response

    Programmatic communications:


    The Strategic Communications and Content Development Manager oversees the communications function of Challenge TB technical groups and contributes to the messaging, design, and implementation of communications for challenge TB programs activities, including input on web and print materials and on the formulation of advocacy communications related to challenge TB programming areas within the technical groups. These responsibilities include:

    • Providing strategic, messaging, and editorial input, as needed, for communications related to challenge TB projects and technical and advocacy activities, partnership with technical, business development, and other colleagues
    • Supporting development of strategic program and project communications that contribute to fulfillment of program objectives; use both data and storytelling to reach key audiences and stakeholders; and effectively and persuasively convey program strategies, achievements, and impact to key audiences

    Ensuring that all Challenge TB program publications and web materials are of high editorial and visual quality, suited for their purpose, delivered on budget and deadline, and satisfactory to donors and partners


    External communications and leader communications:

    • Work closely with the Senior Technical Director and Country Project Director to develop and execute an external engagement plan
    • Support all communications functions related to the external engagement plan

    Communications operations

    The STA-SC & CD ensures collaboration and coordination of the communications function with other departments to include:

    • Overseeing development of all challenge TB print communications including the annual report, marketing materials and board materials
    • Overseeing events management (conferences, seminars, receptions, etc.)

    Qualifications and Experience


    • Master Degree in journalism, communications, public health, or other related discipline.


    • At least seven years of experience working in communication development area;
    • Experience working with private sector will be preferred;
    • Experience with strategic communication activities;
    • Good understanding of private sector business dynamics ;
    • Experience  “telling the story” to different audiences using different types of formats;
    • Experience with branding strategies.


    Knowledge and Skill:

    • Demonstrated intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Microsoft Project a plus.
    • Ability to write, edit, and type English fluently for a variety of purposes and writing styles (e.g., programmatic function, journalistic function, scientific function); additional proficiency in Bangla and/or other Bangladeshi language a plus.
    • Development of communication campaigns at the highest levels of the corporate sector and/or government;
    • Development of high quality communication products;
    • Demonstrated ability producing strategic; communication products and content development;
    • Proven ability to manage publication/document production and development;
    • Should be proactive, dynamic and capable of working independently and must be able to meet publication or material development deadlines for meetings and presentations and campaigns;
    • Knowledge of Media Management and Planning;
    • Graphic Designing Skills;
    • Knowledge of Branding Concepts and Mechanisms;
    • Knowledge of Communication Principles and Tools;
    • Agency and Promotion Campaign Management Skills;
    • Budgeting and Cost Management Skills;
    • Ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.

    Core Job Competency:

    • Passion for MSH’s mission and Challenge TB’s Objective;
    • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output;
    • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
    • Understanding of core communications principles on adapting and synthesizing technical material into more broadly accessible products;
    • Demonstrated writing and editing skills;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate creative solutions to emerging challenges;
    • Ability to assess priorities, work gracefully under pressure with multiple deadlines, and manage projects through to their successful completion with attention to detail and quality;
    • Strong multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills. Must be able to problem solve;
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work proactively and independently;
    • Ability to maintain a flexible work manner and schedule;
    • Self-directed, good problem solver, results oriented;
    • Excellent and persuasive communicator;
    • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team member who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives;

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    MSH is seeking applicants for a USAID-supported five-year program (2018 is the last year) in Bangladesh, Challenge TB (CTB), which is supporting the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) and partners in providing a comprehensive package of tuberculosis (TB) interventions. The overarching strategic objectives of CTB globally are to support countries in improving access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and Multi Drug Resistant-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant experience in TB field in Bangladesh.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Country Project Director
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