Implementation Science Associate for Knowledge Management and Communications

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
Chevy Chase, MD
Company Information
University Research Co., LLC

Project Overview:
The Health, Evaluation and Research (HEARD) Project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Research Program 2.0 (HARP). The HEARD Project is a partnership of some thirty-five organizations generating, synthesizing and accelerating the use of evidence in the development and implementation of policies and programs that improve health in low-resource setting. The HEARD Project advances global priorities set forth in USAID’s Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths (PCMD) and beyond, with a focus on Urban Heath, Woman-centered Care, Violence Against Children, Mental and Psychosocial Support.

Job Responsibilities:
Implementation Science Associate for Knowledge -Management and Communications will support the acceleration of evidence use through strategic information sharing, knowledge management and innovating product packaging.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
1. Serving as focal point for Strategic Communication to do the following:
-Development of communication strategy and implementation of communication plan “systems” in collaboration with URC HQ team and the global and sub-regional anchor partners
-HEARD project and partner webpage development and updating
-Release of regular communication updates
-Management of communication tools and platforms (e.g. social media, listservs)

2. Serving as focal point for Knowledge Management and New Opportunities such as:
-Support to process documentation within thematic area efforts
-Management of internal file sharing platforms and support the streamlining of KM processes
-Writing and analysis required for opportunity and business development

3. Assistance to Product Development and Packaging including:
-Ensure quality and finalization of project deliverables created by HEARD partners
-Support to synthesis and innovative packaging of findings and processes to inform change
-Assistance developing presentations for webinars, workshops, meetings etc

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in public health or related discipline
  • Three years of public health and development related experience
  • Technical knowledge of global health issues and research approaches
  • Research implementation and support experience
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong program coordination, organizational and support skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong inter-cultural and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Familiarity with learning management systems and websites
  • Previous overseas experience in a low-resource setting
  • Strong command of Microsoft Suite applications
  • Familiarity with use of social media sites as platforms for disseminating information and increasing interest
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the United States for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position. To Apply: You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well. Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest. URC is an E-Verify Employer URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.