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 and childhood immunization is considered a plus.
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 (consultations, conferences, 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.
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.
How to Apply:
Please email cover letter, resume and any additional materials (writing samples) to email@example.com. We will contact you if your background matches our job qualifications. Please include "Manager" in the subject line.
GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.