URC Communications Coordinator - Proposal Jobs in Ethiopia

URC Communications Coordinator - Proposal Jobs in Ethiopia

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

  • URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
    Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

  • Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

  • URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

    Project Overview:

  • The anticipated USAID Empowering Communities – Community Engagement project will reduce mortality and morbidity by strengthening the knowledge, skills, ability, and confidence of individuals, households, and communities to make informed decisions and take action to manage their own health and nutrition; nurturing platforms for communities to effectively identify problems and solutions that impact their health; and improving accountability and how the health system engages with citizens and to offer quality health services.

  • Empowering Communities – Community Engagement will be under the Empowered Communities for Better Health Project whose ultimate goal is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child deaths and the burden of infectious disease.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • URC is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator, with a strong track record of producing dynamic and innovative communications plans and products in Ethiopia. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the internal and
    external documentation and promotion of the project to both internal and external stakeholders. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of a communications strategy, budget and team, while working closely with the Ministry of Health (MoH) Health Education Unit, USAID and partners.

  • Developing multi-media communications, including reaching communities with low literacy levels.

  • Oversee the implementation of a calendar of media, medical and stakeholder events for participation, including at least 2 media interviews each quarter.

  • Production of a series of professional and informative newsletters that are responsive to rapidly developing programs and responsive to questions and suggestions.

  • Contribute to routine, quarterly and annual reporting.

  • Oversee the development, design and printing of communications materials.

  • Develop a database of quality photographs and video footage for promotional use, including engaging professional support where needed.

  • Maintain a collection of interviews and stories for use in the media or for donor reporting.

  • Ensure compliance of the Activity’s Branding and Marking Plan.

    Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in media studies, mass communication or journalism.

  • At least 5 years in communications or journalism.

  • Skills in photography, videography, and web design.

  • Fluent in English and Chichewa.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, set priorities, and meet deadlines under pressure.

    Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant field.

  • Experience working for USAID-funded programs.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; URC Communications Coordinator - Proposal Jobs in Ethiopia

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