Communications Specialist – Website – United States of America

Panagora Group is a small business providing innovative and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions that build national capacity and promote sustainability through strong local participation and capacity building, using highly integrated and private sector solutions. Throughout our work, we embrace a virtuous circle of knowledge management, collaborative learning and application of evidence to increase and accelerate positive health and development outcomes.

Panagora Group is seeking a full-time communications specialist to work on the USAID-funded Cooperative Agreement for Promoting Quality Medicines Plus (PQM+). The goal of PQM+ is to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by improving quality assurance systems for medical products and expanding the supply of quality-assured medicines and medical products. The Communications Associate will support the program under the direction of the Senior Communications Manager. This position works closely with PQM+ HQ staff, field staff, and USP’s global communications department to produce high-quality products that capture program achievements and increase program visibility. We will consider applicants at the Associate or Specialist level based on the qualifications below.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with PQM+ technical and field teams as well as USP communications staff to develop and write a variety of materials, such as success stories and newsletters, to explain and clearly highlight program activities and impact.
  • Maintain and update the PQM+ website with new content, including visuals and resources. Update the website regularly to keep it attractive and easy to use. Offer suggestions for improvement and ensure they meet customer and user needs. Liaise with USP web team to ensure site is up to standards.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of program events, such as webinars and presentations.
  • Design and format newsletters, invitations and other materials for electronic distribution.
  • Support a variety of communication tasks as required. Perform other related duties as required to ensure the program achieves its communication objectives.

Terms:

Communications Officer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, communication, journalism, English or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience developing and producing a variety of written and digital communication materials. Excellent writing skills. Professional experience in writing success stories or similar communication products.
  • Solid knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal and WordPress. Proven experience using a CMS and maintaining a website in a professional setting (minimum 1 year).
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail. Well organized with demonstrated multitasking skills.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Communication specialist:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, communication, journalism, English or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the development and production of a variety of written and digital communication materials.
  • Excellent writing skills. Professional experience in writing success stories or similar communication products.
  • Solid knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal and WordPress. Proven experience in using a CMS and maintaining a website in a professional setting (minimum 2 years).
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail. Well organized with demonstrated multitasking skills.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working for a USAID-funded project or a USAID implementing partner strongly preferred.
  • Experience with graphic design software, such as Canva or Adobe Photoshop, strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with USAID tagging, branding, and communication requirements strongly preferred.
  • Experience in global health, regulatory affairs or health systems strengthening preferred.
  • Editing and proofreading skills (including knowledge of AP style) preferred.
  • Experience using email marketing software such as Constant Contact in a professional setting. Ability to layout content, including visuals, using the software.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and independently to produce high quality products.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment, with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, and with content written by native and non-native English speakers.

Reports to the Senior Director of Communications

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Only applicants who include the required application elements will be considered.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status , genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

How to register

https://panagoragroup.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers/121290000030388171/Communication-Specialist—Website?source=CareerSite

Daniel L. Vasquez