Regional Senior Communications Officer at MSH Recruitment 2020

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Regional Senior Communications Officer at Management Sciences for Health Recruitment 2020 Application Form Portal

The Overview of the Job Details is given below;

Organization Management Sciences for Health
Positions: Regional Senior Communications Officer
Category Full-time
Location Yobe, Ebonyi, Cross River, Nassarawa
Nature of Application Online Process
Deadline 31st May 2020

Available Job Positions & Details

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of health services.

  1. Job Title: Regional Senior Communications Officer

Job ID: 13-11070
Location: Nigeria
Grade: J
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Country Project Director.
Slots: 2


  • The PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA, and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for the management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • The PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • Also The Regional Senior Communications Officers will lead PMI-S Project’s Tasks Order 3 and 4 communications program respectively in the four states of Cross River Region – Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, and Oyo and four states of Nassarawa region – Nassarawa, Benue, Plateau, and Zamfara.
  • The worker will collaborate with the states project leadership, the Abuja-based project leadership, technical staff, key state stakeholders, and USAID to develop and implement communications strategies that promote PMI/Nigeria and USAID visibility, convey project achievements to target audiences, and contribute to project success and organizational growth.
  • Furthermore, the Officers will ensure that state-of-the-art communications approaches and systems are integrated across multiple project initiatives, develop compelling content, and promote a culture of quality across various project documents.
  • In addition, the Officers will contribute to donor deliverables including Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Reports, and Annual Work Plans; and will collaborate with USAID and other USAID implementing partners on the issues related to communication.

Specific Responsibilities

  • With the support from the project leadership team, the MSH Nigeria Communications Lead, the USAID Communications Specialist, and the MSH headquarter Senior Lead for Strategic Communication; develop a PMI-S Project Task Order 03 communications strategy and plan. The strategic plan will define key audiences and the best approaches for reaching them with the required information.
  • He/she will work closely with USAID and PMI/Nigeria implementing partners to define and implement communication priorities and activities. Liaise with donor communications officers to align strategies and enhance visibility within donor audiences.
  • He shall Assemble and build the capacity of a diversely skilled Task Order 03 project staff, SMEP, SMOH, and SPHCDA in the 4 states to implement audience-focused, results-driven communications strategies in collaboration with project and country leadership.
  • Shall Establish and implement standard operating procedures, mechanisms, and relationships for collection and organization of information, knowledge, and experience from the project and its partners, and for its documentation and distribution through relevant channels.
  • Shall Take responsibility for ensuring that the program’s identity, brand, and strategic messaging is in accordance with donor requirements and organizational strategies and that all communications comply with the relevant USAID branding and marking requirements, and review and approval processes.
  • Shall Manage the development of print and online publications, videos and photo essays, conference presentations and events, and social media and web updates. Write and produce creative and compelling content that conveys technical information in clear and accessible manners to key audiences. Contribute to effective donor reporting.
  • Shall Manage distribution and dissemination of PMI-S materials in hardcopy and online; coordinate with HO communications and knowledge management teams to maintain a system of information sharing and to establish digital and appropriate hard copy files for all publications and project communications.
  • Shall Provide TA to SMEP, SMOH and SPHCDA in the four states to make quality presentations at state, federal and international forums.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public health, or another related discipline. Preferred: Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Must have at least seven years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.
  • Must have Excellent English writing skills, with the ability to convey complex technical information in a clear, compelling language without technical jargon.
  • Must have Experience with public health communications and relevant technical areas required.
  • Also Understanding of USAID/donor, including trends, audiences, and requirements and experience in the implementation of USAID-funded global projects required.
  • Must have Demonstrated experience developing communications strategies, annual plans, and materials related to relevant project technical areas.
  • Must also have Superior interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to establish clear and concise communication with team members, senior management, and partner organizations across cultures to deliver results.
  • Must have Experienced in the production of print and digital communications content and dissemination strategies.
  • Must have Fluency in English is required.
  • Must have the Ability to travel domestically or internationally as necessary.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: The position holders will work from the MSH State Field Offices in Cross River and Nassarawa.

Application Deadline  31st May 2020.

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