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Health Communication Specialist

Links Global has a great opportunity for a junior to mid-level Health Communication Specialist to support and lead communication projects for federal-level public health projects. The CS will contribute to strategic communication activities, providing support in the areas of capacity building, social science research, outreach, priority-setting, coalition building, and monitoring and evaluation, and support business development and staffing requirements for projects. As someone who will provide technical advising to public and private sector actors on the strategic and operational levels, the CS needs to be well organized, a strategic thinker, a solid presenter and writer, and skilled in the use of common office equipment and software. In the area of business capture and staffing, the CS will support recruitment for new and existing projects, largely in public health and communication, and play a role in on-boarding new staff.  A bachelor’s degree in communications, business, or other relevant field is required.

Key Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support day-to-day activities and take leadership on various communication activities and product development Links Global projects
  • Collaborate and coordinate with partners to ensure an ongoing information exchange that will be useful in the development and dissemination of information, education, and technical assistance-related messages and materials;
  • Draft and/or copy-edit publications, such as annual reports, plain language summaries or policy briefs, abstracts for presentations at national and international conferences and meetings, journal articles, blog posts, and other publications related to global health;
  • Oversee or if possessing additional language skills, translate documents to and from English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese;
  • Liaise effectively between project staff and other Links Global units in order to provide efficient and effective delivery of services;
  • Coordinate and lead dissemination and outreach activities in group, interpersonal, and virtual settings;
  • Develop messages and lead content development for a variety of materials including social media sites
  • Coordinate logistics, plan meetings, and recruit speakers for a variety of events and activities;
  • Track progress of project-related tasks and deliverables and develop reports;
  • Handle daily administrative functions to support self operations;
  • Support business development activities as directed by corporate management
  • Lead and handle recruitment and on boarding activities for communications projects

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, or related field
  • English required; proficiency in other languages is a plus
  • Minimum 1 year of combined experience that may include supporting, coordinating, and managing international programs and projects;
  • Experience working on public health, social sciences, or other science-based programs
  • Outstanding interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with senior management personnel, clients, suppliers, and the media;
  • Must be creative and a dynamic self-starter, able to handle multiple work assignments simultaneously, comfortable with taking initiative and able to work against deadlines with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Exceptional writing skills; experience with different forms of consumer, professional, and business writing; ability to comprehend scientific and technical publications; ability to adhere to style and citation guides;
  • Ability to learn quickly, demonstrate critical thinking and make situation-appropriate decisions using sound judgment;
  • English proficiency is required
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, small company environment;
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and various social media platforms required
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