Vaccines help create a world where people and communities are free from the health, economic, and social consequences of preventable disease.To help realize this promise for billions around the world, IVAC builds knowledge and support for the value of vaccines. Since 2003, we have served as a trusted partner for governments, international agencies, research groups, and non-profit organizations seeking to advance access to life-saving immunizations for all people. Located in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, within the Department of International Health, we are a team with diverse skills and research experiences.
Reporting to IVAC’s communications lead, the individual will manage communications for two key initiatives within IVAC:
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, supports a strategic portfolio of Monitoring and Evaluation activities including special research studies designed to measure its impact. The Communications Associate will manage communications activities for 45 pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccine analyses being carried out in over a dozen countries. The Associate will develop and implement communications and advocacy plans that translate key epidemiological, economic, and programmatic research into strategies that support advocates and decision-makers globally and in Gavi-supported countries.
The new Johns Hopkins India Maternal and Child Health Center builds and expands on a 70-year track record of landmark public health discoveries and learning exchanges to measurably improve child health in India, and West Bengal in particular, focusing on key interventions such as vaccine-preventable diseases and building public health capacity in India.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the development and implementation of communications plans and the incorporation of study results into advocacy activities.
Translate emerging studies results to create messages about the value of vaccines for a variety of audiences, particularly global vaccine policy stakeholders and decision-makers and program managers in Gavi-eligible countries.
Produce multimedia content such as infographics, presentations, and social media toolkits in coordination with key local and global stakeholders including in-country ministries of health and research institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), Gavi, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other local and multilateral institutions and donors.
Liaise and coordinate with team managing www.immunizationevidence.org to ensure applicable study results are packaged and available for advocacy use by the broader advocacy community.
Engage with partners and beneficiaries to gather stories, testimonials, and other content to externally communicate about progress and impact.
Manage events designed to engage partners, donors, and policy makers.
Work with photographers and documentary filmmakers to create photography exhibitions and short films using images and video footage from India, Mongolia, and Nepal.
Manage administrative aspects of communications activities including budget, scope, contracting, deliverables, and timelines.
Supervise 1-2 student workers.
Travel internationally, as required, up to 20%.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Four (4) years related experience.
Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the * JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Masters degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Science Journalism, or related field preferred
Excellence in writing and editing as well as demonstrated competency in translating complex scientific concepts in written and visual materials for policy makers, general audiences, and other stakeholders
Experience in international public health policy, especially Gavi and multilateral institutions such as the WHO
Experience working in Adobe Create Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere)
Experience managing WordPress websites
Experience managing professional social media accounts via scheduling platforms
Excitement for and expertise in analytics including: Advanced quantitative skills, including in Google Analytics, Excel, data validation, and reporting analysis.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work proactively and independently (especially with partners across time zones), and adapt to changing circumstances.
Classified Title: Communications Associate Working Title: Communications Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $59,280 - $81,435 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am -5pm / 37.5 hrs per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 60000552-IH - Int'l Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) Personnel area: School of Public Health
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