Communications & Advocacy Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/13/2018

Address

38 East 32nd Street
New York
New York
10016
United States

Description

About the Position

Global Health Strategies is seeking an intelligent, passionate, experienced communications and advocacy professional with expertise in global health issues and a sophisticated understanding of public affairs and/or public health policy. The candidate should possess excellent diplomatic and client relations skills, an effective project management style, and should be able to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment. The Manager is also expected to have a keen understanding of the global health landscape and the key players in the field. Experience working on specific relevant issues such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Polio, Sexual & Reproductive Rights & Vaccines is a plus.

Advocacy

GHS works with clients to secure financial and political support for specific global health issues by leveraging its existing and new relationships with governments, policymakers, foundations and multilaterals, and NGOs. We help our clients expand their global support base, build internal and external capacity, and identify and maximize new relationships and opportunities. The Manager is expected to coordinate specific advocacy projects designed to build awareness, funding and political support for key international health issues. The Manager will help guide a team of associates responsible for researching global health policies and funding opportunities; use strategic thinking to identify invitees and develop agendas and presentations for advocacy events (lunches, dinners etc.); manage the logistics of advocacy events; and oversee drafting of proposals and documents necessary for these efforts. The Manager will frequently be responsible for the production of policy analyses, reports and PowerPoint presentations.

Communications/Media Relations

GHS provides a full-spectrum of communications services for its clients and the Manager should expect to help lead projects that incorporate significant communications and media relations components. The Manager is expected to possess or quickly develop a thorough understanding of the global health and science media landscape, and then work closely with GHS senior staff to develop high-level communications strategies for our clients. The Manager is also expected to help pitch and place narrative-driven stories, and lead broader media relations efforts. Possession of direct media relations experience and/or existing top-tier traditional and digital media contacts is a strong plus. In addition, the Manager may be responsible for the production and presentation of a range of communications materials, including press releases, FAQs, talking points, key messages, strategy memos and presentations. S/he is also expected to assist the organization in expanding and maintaining its global network of communications consultants.

Client Relations and Project Management Responsibilities

The Manager will serve as a primary liaison between GHS and its clients and as an internal driver and project manager on specific client accounts. The Manager is expected to have strong project and budget management skills, including the ability to track deliverables and manage budget expenditures, yearly activities and resource allocations. In addition, the Manager is expected to assist senior GHS staff in the management and development of junior team members and external consultants. The Manager is also expected to attend domestic and international meetings and events both with their clients and on GHS’ behalf.  

Required Qualifications

  •  MPH or MA with specialization in public health, journalism, international affairs or other relevant field and/or approximately 5 years of work experience
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Strong initiative and ability to proactively manage projects with minimal supervision
  • Understanding of the global health landscape and key players
  • Project and budget management experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and professional-level PowerPoint presentations  

Additional Qualifications

  • Flexible schedule, able to work weekends or evenings when necessary
  • Willing to travel overseas
  • Foreign language skills a plus
  • Overseas work experience, particularly in developing countries 

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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