MSH seeks a Chief Communications Officer (CCO) who will be responsible for developing and executing MSH’s communication strategy and messaging, and will contribute to MSH’s organizational strategic planning and strategy realization. The CCO will provide leadership and vision for MSH’s strategic institutional and programmatic communications, external communications, and internal communications, and will be responsible for MSH’s varied and integrated communications products and services including: publications, press releases, digital and other online communications; media and public relations; speechwriting and editorial. The CCO will also support communications with and on behalf of the MSH Board of Directors.
Institutional strategic communications and media relations
The CCO leads a team that defines, guides, develops, and maintains an integrated communications strategy for conveying MSH’s mission to key audiences, including global public health organizations, donors, and partners, in order to achieve greater understanding, visibility, and support for the organization. The CCO will also develop and maintain a strong MSH brand identity.
The CCO oversees the communications function of MSH’s technical groups and contributes to the messaging, design, and implementation of communications for project and programs activities, including input on web and print materials and on the formulation of advocacy communications related to MSH’s programming areas within the technical groups. S/he will provid strategic, messaging, and editorial input, as needed, for communications related to MSH’s projects and technical and advocacy activities, partnership with technical, business development, and other colleagues.
External communications and leader communications
The CCO works closely with the Office of External Engagement to develop and execute an external engagement plan and will support all communications functions related to the external engagement plan. S/he will oversee the development and execution of plans to highlight key thought leaders within the organization.
Internal communications and capacity building
The CCO works closely with the Chief People and Culture Officer to develop and implement plans for strengthening internal communications to foster a cohesive institutional culture and knowledge sharing, and strengthens the capacity of MSH staff to communicate the organization’s priority messages and accomplishments to target audiences.
The CCO ensures collaboration and coordination of the communications function with other departments and oversees the development of all MSH’s print communications including the annual report, marketing materials and board materials.
Team Development and Management
The CCO ensures the appropriate allocation of responsibilities and tasks within the Communications team.
Required Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree required, an advanced degree is preferred
Required Minimum Experience:
Minimum of 12 years of experience in a senior management role of a communications function
Knowledge and Skills:
Physical Demands: Ability to work in an office environment; ability to travel to and work in countries in which MSH operates (10%)