Classified Title: Communications Associate Working Title: Communications Associate – The DHS Program Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $58, 695 - $80, 625 / Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) seeks a Communications Associate to work full-time for The Demographic and Health Surveys Program (DHS) based in Rockville, Maryland. The Communications Associate will support all aspects of increasing access to and use of Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data to improve local public health program planning among governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Communications Associate will work closely with the staff from The DHS Program and with USAID missions to: develop national and organizational plans to disseminate DHS data; translate DHS results into accessible and practical formats; and facilitate use of data for evidence-based planning, program management, and advocacy among diverse local groups.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide strategic leadership for disseminating and increasing use of DHS survey results in developing countries.
Develop and manage national dissemination work plans, budgets, and subcontracts in collaboration with USAID, other development partners and local agencies.
Provide in-country technical assistance to survey implementing agencies and other groups for using DHS results to improve programs and policies.
Prepare dissemination materials including survey key findings reports, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, policy briefs, social media messages, and web collateral.
Serve as trainer/facilitator for a variety of DHS capacity strengthening activities in DHS countries including data use for decision-making, social media, data visualization, and journalists workshops
Represent ICF International and JHUCCP and serve as liaison with key stakeholders, USAID, WHO, UNAIDS, the cooperating agency (CA) community and other organizations to collect and exchange best practices in the use of DHS/other data for program planning and implementation.
Work closely with local organizations, the CA community, to build capacity for data interpretation and use among selected institutions.
Support DHS online dissemination activities including the project website, social media, project blog, and others.
Bachelor's degree in related field.
4 years related experience.
Master's degree in public health, demography, or other related field preferred.
5-10 years of experience in a communication or data use function with a global health/population focus
Proficiency in French strongly preferred
Prior experience with Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) is very desirable
Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with USG, other bilateral and/or multilateral donor agencies, host-country governments, and local partners.
Experience working in Adobe Create Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) or willingness to learn
Experience working and /or living overseas, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and/or southern Asia.
Experience training or teaching, particularly in a developing country setting
Ability to understand, interpret, and explain demographic and health data
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience working with the media
Experience working with web content management systems, as well as social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog)
Experience in developing proposals, project budgets, and workplans.
Ability to travel internationally up to 30%
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