The Communications Lead will be responsible for developing and leading communication strategies for MSH in Nigeria to grow the profile of MSH and its projects, positioning MSH as a leading implementer and source of information about Nigeria’s health system improvements. Working directly with both MSH Nigeria Leadership and the U.S.-based communications team, this position will help define and advance key communications initiatives that increase MSH’s position within the global development market.
A primary focus for the Communications Lead will be to support MSH Projects including MSH Nigeria Global Fund activities, creating, implementing, and managing communication strategies and activities that contribute to program success and position MSH for future growth. In addition, s/he will be in charge of overseeing external communications for MSH Nigeria, collaborating with country leadership, technical staff, and home office staff to advance the company’s position with relevant stakeholders and create a compelling dialogue of MSH’s brand to motivate action and improve impact. The Communications Lead will also, as required, provide support regionally, such as building the communications capacity in MSH country offices in West and Central Africa.
S/he will engage with key stakeholders including federal and state-level government agencies; USAID, Global Fund, World Bank, and other donors; and local implementing partners including global organizations, private, and civil society, on issues related to communication and collaborative learning and action.
Plan, produce, and deliver project communications content (50%)
Manage MSH Nigeria communications (40%)
Support MSH Regional Communications (10%)
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