The QED Group, LLC

  • Communications Specialist (Ethiopia)

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    Category
    Global Health Solutions
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    1/31/2019
  • Overview

     

    QED Group is a global consulting company with 20 years of experience providing data-driven, insightful solutions for international development, defense, and diplomacy. We never lose focus on how an organization uses its resources to make better decisions, improve performance, change behavior, and manage adaptively. We are passionate about evidence-based decision making and are working to improve the quality and use of data through the implementation of smart measurement and evaluation strategies, organizational learning, the appropriate use of technologies and innovation, and the promotion of increased capacity in data visualization.

     
    We are passionate about evidence-based decision making and are working to improve the quality and use of data through the implementation of smart measurement and evaluation strategies, organizational learning, the appropriate use of technologies and innovation, and the promotion of increased capacity in data visualization.

     

    We are seeking a Communications Specialist for a USAID Ethiopia Health Information Systems (HIS) project to support USAID/Ethiopia in providing technical assistance and other services for the implementation of the Electronic Health Information Systems (eHIS) Activity. The project is aimed to support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) to improve the quality of health service and create a sustainable health care system through use of data for decision making and for providing similar services and deliverables to other countries in Africa or to respond to a crisis in Ethiopia.

    Responsibilities

    The Communications Specialist will work under the supervision of the Chief of Party to produce a variety of products and publications. Responsibilities will include the following:

    • Produce and submit communication products and publications, support event management and interactive engagement opportunities that support USAID Ethiopia’s strategic plan.
    • Support event management and other interactive engagements.
    • Manage social media and other online accounts.
    • Write and edit project summaries and outreach materials including fact sheets, infographics, and other communication tools.
    • Improve the quality of internal and external documents and reports.
    • Prepare and oversee project information for publication and dissemination.
    • Collect content through interaction with implementing partners and site visits.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, International Development, Public Health, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred;
    • Task-oriented communications strategist with 5-7 years of communication-related experience.
    • Experience with US Government agencies or other international donors, including a strong knowledge of communications and social media strategies for USAID-funded projects, desirable
    • Familiarity with public health and international development;
    • Must be capable of crafting informative messages tailored accordingly to a variety of media (press releases, websites, video, social media, etc.), targeting diverse audiences;
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, practices, and techniques of communication, and have skills in applying such knowledge to develop written information materials for dissemination through a variety of media.
    • This includes an understanding of the use of written communication in developing news releases, feature stories, background statements, fact sheets, media spots, and scripts that effectively transmit information about complex USAID programs/projects/activities and functions.
    • A working knowledge of media relations, publishing, and event planning;
    • Proven ability to write strategic development policy documents.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with HQ program staff.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
    • Fluency in English required.

     

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

     

    Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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