Jobs Around the World – October 2012

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Director of Emergency Media and Communications at Save the Children in Washington, D.C., or Westport, CT

The Director will plan and execute successful communications and marketing strategies primarily in support of our Priority Result 1 programs (Emergencies and Child Protection), working closely with the Disaster and Humanitarian Response (DHR) unit, global emergency team and country office staff.  This person will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies that help to promote Save the Children’s response to emergencies through traditional and social media outlets and to support all related fundraising and policy initiatives.  These communications efforts will be designed to inform (and engage) the American public, Save the Children donors and supporters, media and other key stakeholders about Save the Children’s emergency relief and recovery programs, as well as advocacy campaigns, corporate marketing partnerships, celebrity spokespeople and other activities that relate to this program area.

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Field Communications Officer at Medair in Antananarivo, Madagascar

On a day-to-day basis the Field Communication Officer works to actively support communications and fundraising at HQ by providing and facilitating relevant and timely information for Medair’s communication and fundraising activities. The Field Communication Officer also leads and advises the field teams in dealing with external communication, monitors visibility in the field, and supports the internal communications of the country programme. For the programmes in Madagascar, the Field Communication Officer also actively leads the internal communication and is the focal point for the knowledge management system.

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Writer/Editor at Partners in Health in Boston, MA

The writer/editor will create PIH-focused content for use in print and electronic formats, particularly the PIH website. As part of the Communications team, the writer/editor will participate in editorial planning, editing content from Communications team members and PIH staff, and serve as back-up producer to PIH social media platforms.

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Communications and Web Consultant (part-time) at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Bethesda, MD

This part-time consultant will work as part of an integrated and well-coordinated global marketing and resource mobilization team to implement targeted communications and outreach strategies, strengthen SNV USA’s web and social media presence, and work with the Communications Officer on various projects. The candidate would also work in media relations, managing the organization’s contacts and relationships and supporting overall communications and partnership development.

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Communications Officer at Rockefeller Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya

The Communications Officer is a member of the Office of Communications (headquartered in New York) and will be the main point person in the Africa region for all communications needs, ensuring alignment to the global strategy across functions.  The position is based in Nairobi and reports to the Associate Director of Communications in New York with a dotted reporting line to the Regional Managing Director, Africa.

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Communications Specialist – Somali Youth Leaders Initiative at Mercy Corps in Somalia

The Communications Specialist will lead the implementation of Somali Youth Leaders Initiative’s external communications strategy in Somalia, encompassing the development, positioning, presentation and content of youth-focused and issues oriented stories, photos, messaging and multimedia for key public, donor, media, UN and NGO engagement platforms (primarily Mercy Corps websites and external social media). This position will also build the capacity of field offices across Somalia to produce quality and timely communications resources (stories, photos, video and other), both proactively and on demand – resulting in the strong and sustained branding of their key activities, as well as the external communications of Mercy Corps Somalia’s key programming issues and concerns.
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Health Communications Director at Chemonics in Washington, D.C.

Chemonics seeks a senior health communications director for an anticipated USAID-funded opportunity to support innovation and improve sustainability in the field of health communication. This position will support USAID missions and bureaus in addressing behavior change toward key health-related behaviors, including family planning use, uptake of HIV counseling and testing, condom use, bed-net use, and hand washing. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

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Communications Advisor at Pathfinder International in Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting to the Country Representative and collaborating closely with different program directors, the Communications Advisor is a key member of project management teams. S/he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Pathfinder internal and external communications including development, design and dissemination of Pathfinder Kenya written and audiovisual communication materials. In charge of the overall communications strategy, s/he will develop and implement this strategy and manage communications to various audiences including stakeholders, partners and funders. S/he will provide communications support to staff working within projects and ensure that communication products meet standards of Pathfinder International. S/he will lead the production of success stories for use on the Pathfinder website with the support of the Web Content editor at the Headquarters Office.

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