Knowledge SUCCESS (Strengthening Use, Capacity, Collaboration, Exchange, Synthesis, and Sharing) is a five-year global project funded by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health to support learning, and create opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange, within the family planning and reproductive health community. The project is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in partnership with FHI 360, Amref Health Africa, and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics.
Knowledge SUCCESS is seeking a Communications Officer to develop and implement communications strategies and prepare materials that enhance the visibility of Knowledge SUCCESS and the understanding of knowledge management for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), particularly in the context of the COVID-19 response. The person selected for this position will assist the Communications Team Lead in planning and implementing communication campaigns for Knowledge SUCCESS products and events. The Communications Officer will manage the project’s social media accounts and assist with website content management. The ideal person for this position is a skilled writer and editor who enjoys crafting compelling narratives through a variety of written and visual formats. This position is based in Baltimore, MD; remote work may be considered on a temporary basis.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the successful execution of communications campaigns and related materials from conceptualization to completion; ensure quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of materials.
Produce engaging and informative written, visual, and multimedia content in support of communications objectives, working independently and with regional counterparts in USAID priority countries.
Prepare dissemination materials including key findings reports, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, policy briefs, social media messages, and web collateral.
Oversee the drafting of regular reports on the program’s activities (including monthly activities updates and semi-annual reports)
Work with regional KM Officers to creatively package and promote regional KM activities and success stories.
Support immediate and emerging communications needs around COVID-19 and FP/RH.
Manage project social media accounts, including maintaining a content calendar and tracking analytics.
Create content for, and oversee dissemination of, email campaigns and newsletters.
Identify new channels for innovative dissemination and promotion of project materials, experts, events, products.
Ensure all products and promotional efforts comply with the project branding strategy.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Two (2) years related experience.
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Additional Information:Work samples will be requested.
Exceptional writing and analytical skills, and the ability to write strategically and creatively under tight deadlines
Experience managing projects and handling multiple tasks simultaneously
Interest in public health or international development
French skills (and comfort using French professionally)
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong interest in strategic communications and/or marketing
Ability to rapidly learn new topics
Experience with or strong interest in social media content generation and management
Experience with design software/programs (e.g., Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie) and WordPress.
Classified Title: Communications Specialist Working Title: Knowledge SUCCESS Communications Officer Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: $45,000 - $60,000 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a-5p / 37.5 hrs 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
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