Senior Communications Associate with MACEPA

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Company Name Path
Location Seattle, Washington
Date Posted April 12, 2017
Category Global health
Job Type Paid Position
Enable online application? No
Experience Level Needed Mid Level (5-10 years)


PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
PATH is home to the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) which supports National Malaria Control programs in Africa to apply a package of malaria interventions to a high proportion of the population and to document the health and economic benefits that result. A key component of this work is to educate policymakers about the tools and approaches that can be adapted and shared between and across countries to achieve elimination of the disease, and to secure the resources necessary to do so.
MACEPA is seeking a Senior Communications Associate to develop communications materials to support engagement with policymakers, donors and other partners.
Specific responsibilities include:
•Develop and manage communication materials from concept to completion, including fact sheets, proposals, blog posts, project documentation such as presentations and reports, and web copy.
•Ensure that communications are appropriate and compelling for the intended audience and purpose, are clearly and effectively organized and written, and are consistent with project goals and priorities.
•Participate in team strategy and work plan meetings to contribute toward the development and execution of the programs objectives and priorities.
•Support research, development and review of journal articles for scientific publications.
•Track news and data sources on malaria, conduct literature reviews, and prepare slides and briefing documents as needed.
•Coordinate as needed and/or edit and write sections of reports to donors; edit other materials as needed.
•Contribute to development of scientific and technical content for general audiences.

Required Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field plus a minimum of five years of directly related experience, in communications or marketing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Experience in technology or global health-related communications preferred.
•Proficiency in MS Office products.
•Excellent English language writing and editing skills.
•Demonstrated ability to create compelling written materials in a range of formats and for a variety of audiences, including donor, government, and corporate audiences.
•Demonstrated ability to translate scientific and technical material into stories and content that engage and resonate with target audiences.
•Demonstrated ability to manage multiple communication channels, including social media, web sites, and knowledge management platforms.
•Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and meet deadlines.
•Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and as part of a cross-disciplinary team.
•Ability to interact with global colleagues and partners and provide creative solutions in a professional manner.
•French language skills a plus.
•Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Job Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Company Location: United States, Seattle
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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