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Communications Specialist


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Panagora Group


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Health Care, Marketing-Sales, Media- Journalism

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Full time

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Job Description:

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program Procurement and Supply Management project in Ethiopia

Job title - Communications Specialist

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Ethiopia seeks to ensure uninterrupted supply and availability of high-quality health commodities through a wide array of procurement services and logistics support, systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing all elements of a comprehensive supply chain as well as global and local collaboration. GHSC-PSM in Ethiopia also works to improve pharmacy services through policy, legislative, and operational-level interventions to ensure appropriate use of medicines, and transparency and accountability in pharmaceuticals management at service delivery points.

Panagora Group, a woman-owned, small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development, seeks a hire a Communications Specialist to support GHSC-PSM’s knowledge management and communication activities in Ethiopia.

Purpose: The Communication Specialist supports GHSC-PSM’s internal and external knowledge management and communication (KMC) activities in Ethiopia.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the planning and implementation of the projects KMC plan and branding works
  • Gather success stories, photographs, film footages and interviews from the field as input for communications works at the central office in Addis Ababa
  • Work closely with the KMC team on communication campaigns, annual reports, and other communications activities
  • Collaborate with the KMC team members and project technical teams to develop and produce accurate and engaging web, print; and audiovisual materials for internal and external, technical and general audiences
  • Assist KMC team in the production and dissemination of a monthly and quarterly informational newsletters
  • Proofread all publications and communications materials
  • Assist technical staff in the production and proper branding of various publications as well as project deliverables
  • Work with the operations team to develop and maintain a pool of communications professionals to outsource graphics design, illustrations, animation, video recording and documentation works
  • Assist in coordinating and following up outsourced tasks including editing, graphics designing, translations, wilting proceedings (taking minutes), video documentation and print and audiovisual productions
Required qualifications: Master’s degree in communications and journalism, public health, international relations, marketing, management, and any-relevant field preferred
Minimum three years of experience in NGOs, UN and international organizations working as communications person required
Knowledge of basic branding skills required
  • Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written) with a proven ability to communicate complex information for non-experts (writing samples will be requested).
  • Experience developing, designing, and producing content for print and digital media.
  • Experience facilitating formal and informal learning events, including brown bags, learn bites, workshops and trainings to socialize, support, and sustain communication activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of GHSC-PSM staff, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Excellent computer skills in a full range of software, including: Microsoft Office, (Adobe Package is preferable)
Location: This position will be based in Addis Ababa, with frequent travels to project implementation sites in the different regional states.

How To Apply:

Please email ONLY your CV and cover letter to: connect@panagoragroup.net  with the subject line: “First Name, Last Name— Ethiopia Communication Specialist” No telephone inquiries. Finalists will be contacted. Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Please do not attach transcripts, diplomas or any other documents with your initial application.
Deadline: Applications will only be accepted until Nov. 22, 2017
Please visit our website https://www.ghsupplychain.org/ or http://panagoragroup.net for more information

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Panagora Group
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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