Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Communications Specialist, Jhpiego, Baltimore, MD

Communications Specialist will assist Sr. Communications Specialist in executing communications plan and strategy to promote our Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP). This includes seeking opportunities to highlight MCHIP programs, initiatives, products and results through featured articles, collateral, conferences, events, and via web and social media mediums.

MCHIP is the largest maternal, newborn and child health procurement in USAID history, is a five-year $600 million Leader with Associates (LWA) Cooperative Agreement aiming to accelerate the reduction of maternal, newborn and child mortality in 30 priority countries through the introduction, development and scale-up of high-impact maternal, newborn and child health interventions—including malaria prevention and treatment. Jhpiego is the prime, and partners include Save the Children (SC), John Snow, Inc. (JSI), Johns Hopkins University/Institute for International Programs (JHU/IIP), Macro International, Inc., Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), Broad Branch Associates, and Population Services International (PSI).

Support Sr. Communications Specialist in the execution of MCHIP’s strategic communications plan
Support website development to include content, layout and administration via content management system (Drupal interface)
Engage MCHIP and principles in social media outlets
Write and deliver press releases, fact sheets, articles and collateral materials
Develop accurate and creative story ideas for a variety of media and selected audiences, including sharing amongst like-minded groups and partner organizations
Required Qualifications:
BA with 2+ years’ experience in communications, public relations or marketing
Demonstrate ability to plan and execute successful events and manage projects
Ability to multi-task is a must
Strong written oral and presentation skills
Familiarity with and interest in international health environment, media placement
Familiarity with federal government and related agencies and experience in tactical and strategic PR and media outreach
Ability to meet deadlines under extreme pressure, build consensus and work with diverse groups of people

Apply here.

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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