UHC2030 is a multi-stakeholder partnership co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the overall aim of supporting a movement for accelerated, equitable and sustainable progress towards UHC as well as the other health targets in the SDGs, including global security and equity. The UHC2030 Steering Committee agreed to establish a Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) to become the civil society arm of the UHC movement and a critical contributor to UHC2030, with systematic attention to the needs of the most marginalized and vulnerable populations so that no one is left behind. The CSEM seeks to strengthen an inclusive and broad civil society movement on UHC, influence policy design and implementation, strengthen citizen-led and social accountability mechanisms, and promote coordination and harmonization between civil society organization (CSO) platforms and networks working on health related issues.
Management Sciences for Health will host the Secretariat for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM). The Communications Officer, as a member of the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism Secretariat, is responsible for ensuring the optimal flow of information within the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism team. Working closely with the CSEM Coordinator and the Advisory Group, the Communications Officer will be responsible for designing a communications strategy, and tools, to raise awareness of the civil society delegation within UHC2030 and to raise awareness of issues relating to UHC2030’s work within the broader civil society membership of the CSEM. The Communications Officer’s efforts will contribute to expanding the CSEM membership and to ensuring that key advocacy messages are shared via social media and traditional media.
The post will report to the Senior Director of the FCI Program, who serves as Technical Focal Point for the CSEM Secretariat’s work, with a dotted line to the UHC2030 CSEM Advisory Group.
*This is a 12 month position with opportunity for renewal*
Ensure optimal communications and information sharing within the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) and between the CSEM and UHC2030 core team, governance structures, and working groups (50%)
Support the implementation of targeted advocacy, communications, and mobilization efforts for CSEM activities at global, national and sub-national levels (50%)
A BA degree in a field of study relevant to technical area (communications, global or public health).
Master’s Degree in a field of study relevant to technical area (communications, global or public health).
6 years of relevant and related experience with a BA, 4 years with a MA. At least 3 years’ experience in leading project communication strategies and in advocating for new knowledge to be implemented into policy and practice.
4 years of progressively responsible experience is preferred. Experience in international public health and a background working in communications is highly preferred.
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