Communication Officer

Posted By: Vital Strategies


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Communication & PR

Public Health/WASH

Job Description

1. Support the strengthening of surveillance systems and use data to guide policy decision.

2. Guide the creation of strategic communication and mass media campaigns to change road user behavior.

3. Serve as the main liaison between the initiative’s multiple global partners, governments, and city agencies to align efforts in infrastructure, enforcement, communication, and surveillance.

All members of the Vital India team embody the organization’s values and are integral to promoting our brand, supporting our growth, and ensuring operational excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work closely with Vital Strategies, government, and initiative partners to align work priorities.

• Create a strategic communication work plan annually, regularly adjust it to keep up-to-date and help execute to maximize the quality and quantity of media coverage on the government road safety initiatives.

• Develop and maintain calendar used to plan for local release of important international road safety reports or developments.

• Write regular blogs and social media posts to communicate local progress, disseminate information and contribute to other communication projects.

• Build and maintain relationships with journalists to engage around road safety focus.

• Pitch local journalists on relevant news and offer up information sources, thus building relationships with them that can help convene journalist meetings to facilitate conversations around road safety.

• Serve as a resource for the partner organizations to deliver knowledge and understanding on the local media environment and to help publicize milestones and relevant news on road safety issues.

• Organize press events around major initiative milestones as well as social marketing campaign launches; write press releases and press notes and assist with translations.

• Monitor local news coverage and maintain a media tracking list.

• Contribute to curriculum and methodology development for the journalism workshops and fellowship programs, and carry out journalist trainings, oversee follow-up efforts and maintain master list of trained journalists across all regions.

• Act as coordinator and facilitator of social marketing/paid media campaigns, working closely with Vital Strategies Policy, Advocacy and Communication team.

• Manage suppliers including creative, research and media planning agencies, as needed.

• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Additional Information:

We encourage all qualified individuals who share Vital Strategies’ vision of a world where everyone is protected by a strong public health system to apply.

we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on characteristics such as race, colour, age, religion or creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status or any other basis protected by country and local laws.

We are proud of our commitment to a professional work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Vital Strategies will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants, partners, or any other representative associated with the delivery of its work carrying out any form of sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse and thoroughly vets all final candidates.

To help you stay energized, engaged, and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, flexi basket reimbursement option, comprehensive healthcare, and paid Leaves so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

How to Apply:

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Eligibility Criteria

Qualification and Experience :

• Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media, Journalism and Public Relations with minimum 4-5 years of relevant work experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Skills & abilities:

• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to successfully manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.

• A confident communicator and presenter

• Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally

• Excellent organizational and planning skills

• Superior project management and time management skills

• A wide degree of creativity and latitude

• Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media

• Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management

• The capacity to work independently and collaboratively in an international team environment with solid interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

• Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Vital Strategies
  • About Organization:ital Strategies is focused on strengthening and revitalizing public health systems through design and supporting scalable solutions to leading causes of death, disease and injury. Vital Strategies provides technical assistance, consultation, as well as project management, design and evaluation to a wide range of private and public sector clients, in order to further its mission to improve and save lives, including through non-communicable disease prevention, environmental health and urban health, with specific areas of focus in tobacco control, data for health, cardiovascular health, road safety, overdose prevention, air quality, obesity prevention and tuberculosis research.