Management Sciences for Health

  • Communications Manager

    Grade
    J
    Job ID
    13-10368
    Location
    Malawi-Lilongwe
    # of Positions
    1
    Group/Office
    TEG (Technical Excellence Group)
    Dept/Unit
    TEGGEN - Technical Excellence Group
    Project/Program
    A516 - Malawi ONSE
    Application Due Date
    2018-12-07
    Reports To
    Chief of party
  • Overview

    The Communications Manager reports to the Chief of Party (COP) and leads planning and implementation of the ONSE Health Activity’s strategic communications. With support from Communications staff in MSH’s home office, s/he provides communications guidance to project leadership, builds the communications capacity of technical advisors, and collaborates with project staff to develop messages, stories, and materials that promote project visibility, convey project achievements to target audiences, and contribute to project success.

    Specific Responsibilities

    The Communications Manager will be responsible

    • Leading, planning and implementation of the ONSE Health Activity’s strategic communications.
    • With support from Communications staff in MSH’s home office, the Manager will provide communications guidance to project leadership,
    • S/he will build the communications capacity of technical advisors, and collaborates with project staff to develop messages, stories, and materials that promote project visibility, convey project achievements to target audiences, and contribute to project success.
    • S/he will be responsible for leading and coordinating development of print and online publications, videos and photo essays, conference and meeting presentations, and social media and web updates, and contributes to effective donor reporting.
    • S/he liaises with USAID and collaborates with MSH Communications to ensure dissemination and distribution of ONSE print and online content.
    • The Communications Manager will have overall responsibility for developing and upholding the project’s communication standards, guidelines, and processes through ongoing collaboration with and support for the project leadership team and staff.
    • S/he will provide writing and communications support, including photography and video production, to the project and to MSH’s institutional communications efforts.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Minimum qualification

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public health, international development, or related field. Master’s degree strongly preferred

    Minimum experience

    • Minimum of 7 years of related experience
    • Demonstrated success in developing communications campaigns and programs, preferably with international public health and/or development programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, stakeholders,  partners, and project staff at all levels.
    • Experience with USAID programs/projects strongly preferred.

    Knowledge and skills

    • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills.
    • Ability to translate project result data into compelling narratives conveying project strategies, achievements, and impact.
    • Ability to collaborate with and motivate colleagues at all levels, supporting them in identifying and contributing stories that demonstrate the human impact of their work.
    • Strong multi-media skills, including video production and editing, photography, and social media.
    • Strong analytical, conceptualization, facilitation, planning, organizational, and multitasking skills
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, and active listening, with outstanding professional reputation.
    • Excellent skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Adobe Creative Suite
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

    Competencies

     

    Navigating the environment:

    •  Interpersonal and political savvy, peer relationships, strategic agility

    Ensuring delivery of results:

    •   Storytelling, action-oriented, results-driven, information-sharing, priority-setting, problem-solving

     Core Personal Competencies:

    •  Ethics and values, integrity and trust, ability to work in a team-oriented environment; excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills

     

    Core MSH competencies:

    • Adaptability, Creativity, and Innovation, quality and timeliness of work, efficient use of resources

     

    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.

    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

    Chief of party
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