Senior Associate, Knowledge Management & Communications

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
Company Information
University Research Co.

Project Overview:
USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project is a global implementation science partnership. The Project’s mission is to improve health and development in low resource contexts through better use of evidence to inform program implementation and policy. The HEARD partnership addresses policy and program priorities in thematic areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, protecting children from violence, mental health and psychosocial support, urban health and disability assistive technologies. The Project is implemented through a partnership of more than thirty-five organizations spanning implementation, policy, research and advocacy-oriented organizations. HEARD Project activities take place in 17 countries and across five regions.

The Senior Health Associate, Knowledge Management and Communications works closely with the Technical Director for Program Development and Implementation to coordinate and manage knowledge management and dissemination activities to strengthen our partnership and advance our evidence-to-use goals within our thematic areas. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Communications:
-Support HEARD partners with the development of virtual knowledge hubs in various thematic areas (such as protecting children from violence, women centered care, etc.);
-Coordinate events such as webinars and global consultations;
-Draft communication updates for donors, partners and the public;
-Manage HEARD project social media.

Knowledge Management:
-Manage internal file sharing platforms and support the streamlining of knowledge management processes across partner networks;
-Support to project reporting, documentation of lessons learned and process documentation within thematic area efforts;
-Assist with opportunity and business development efforts.

Product Development and Packaging:
-Ensure quality and finalization of project deliverables;
-Support the synthesis and innovative packaging of research findings and consultative processes to inform change;
-Support development of presentations for webinars, workshops, meetings, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Excellent writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail.
-Ability to write technical information in a clear and accessible manner.
-Strong general knowledge of global health issues.
-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.

Required Experience & Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree in knowledge management, international development, public health, communications or a related discipline. Master’s preferred.
-Minimum three years combined international development experience that includes health related programming, use of data and/or technical writing. Some USAID experience preferred.
-Knowledge management experience working for an international development organization or donor strongly preferred.
-Previous overseas experience in developing countries or working with projects in developing countries preferred.
-Experience working with social media sites as part of a communications strategy.

This position is open to qualified candidates legally authorized to work in the United States. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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