Advocacy & Communications Officer, MACEPA

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Lusaka, Zambia
Job Type
Fellowship
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
apply@ghcorps.org

Overview

The Advocacy and Communications Officer will be based in Lusaka and will work to document the stories and activities on the front line of malaria elimination.  This post will be responsible for creatively sharing the work of PATH in its support to Zambia’s national program.  The Officer will have an opportunity to work on materials and messages in this effort, making malaria stories/strategies accessible in the national context and connecting it to the global effort to inspire the elimination agenda.

Eligible Citizenship: USA
Position Code: Z08-Int
Job Function: Advocacy, Communications
Issue Area: Vector-Borne Diseases

Responsibilities

Package stories for different audiences: communities/districts pursuing elimination, local and national publications, all manner of social media including management of the MACEPA Instagram account. The content will need to be written in language for the lay-audience and robust enough to use for multiple target audiences
Develop innovative ideas for video content for trainings and promotional material. Work closely with the Ministry of Health to write scripts and shoot and edit videos for use
Participate in trainings and partner meetings for documentation, as needed
Develop training and educational materials for community health workers and community members, as well as maintaining a calendar of materials production
Promote consistent collection and submission of raw stories and footage from field staff
Contribute regularly to MACEPA program blog and newsletter ‘Making Malaria History’ and facilitate content for the Making Malaria History website
Assist Zambia’s national malaria program, as needed, to document and showcase their work and personnel on their platforms, e.g., website and newsletter
Identify most powerful pieces of information to emphasize to policy and funding decision-makers and to partners, including the private sector for resource mobilization
Contribute to advocacy, policy and communications strategy development with local team. Help identify, plan, and implement strategies for reaching key target audiences
Support the range of PATH projects as needed for a better understanding of the breadth and depth of health challenges and opportunities in Zambia

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
At least two years of professional experience*
Experience writing for a variety of platforms, including social media, website, blog, and/or newsletter*
Strong writing, with the ability to translate complicated information into accessible language for a lay-audience*
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite*
Familiarity with photography, photo editing software (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite), videography, and/or video editing software
Experience collecting stories through surveys, interviews, or other means
Experience shaping communications and/or advocacy strategy, including identifying key messages for donors, policymakers, and other stakeholders
Experience designing or producing trainings, presentations, or videos
Ability to work effectively with a broad range of local and national partners, and in a team environment
Able to work independently and take initiative in fast-paced environment
Proactive, self-starter, and creative in finding solutions to challenges

Additional Information

Go to the following link to learn how to apply for the fellowship: https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/