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Credence Management Solutions is seeking a Communications Specialist in support USAID's Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Disease, Emerging Threats Division (ETD). See below for more information on this exciting opportunity and apply to join Credence today!
USAID's Bureau for Global Health supports health programs in partner countries, advances research and innovation in areas relevant to overall Agency health objectives, and transfers new technologies through its own programmatic work, coordination with other donors, and a portfolio of grants. Global health is a global good with consequences that not only affect the people of developing nations, but also directly affect the interests of American citizens.
This position is located within USAID's Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Disease, Emerging Threats Division (ETD). The RETD supports the Agency’s Global Health Security (GHS) Program. GHS programming supports the USG Global Health Security Strategy by addressing the health security capacity gaps in targeted countries at high risk of infectious disease threats and outbreaks; targeted, applied GHS research; and critical policy and advocacy support for GHS. The GHS program aims to prevent avoidable outbreaks, detect new infectious disease threats early, and respond rapidly and effectively to outbreaks when they occur. Strengthening global health security and pandemic preparedness is a priority for USAID and the U.S. Government.
The Communications Specialist will support Global Health Security (GHS) Program leadership and, working with the GHS Communications Advisor, will form a new communications team within GHS. The Communications Specialist will also serve as a critical link between GHS and a large team of communicators who sit within technical health offices across the Global Health Bureau. The Emerging Threats Division Deputy Director will be the point of contact for this position, and the position will receive day-to-day technical direction from the GHS Communication Advisor. As a critical part of this new GHS communications team, the Communications Specialist will work with the Communications Advisor to elevate understanding and awareness of USAID’s work in global health security and pandemic preparedness and will work to ensure high-quality and consistent strategic communications from GHS. S/he will bring new ideas for successful communications campaigns that include the use of digital media and print publications and will help increase and improve the way in which GHS tells its story.
The Communications Specialist will provide communications support for the entire Emerging Threats Division and support the Communications Advisor on a number of topics across USAID’s global health security portfolio. In that capacity, s/he is tasked with maintaining a working knowledge of the successes of USAID’s GHS efforts through the GHS Program’s country advisors, regional Bureau colleagues, implementing partners, and projects. S/he proactively seeks out and recommends opportunities to promote USAID’s programs and successes to key audiences and stakeholders, including the media, USAID partners, and a Congressional audience. S/he develops working relationships with implementing partners so as to maintain and elevate USAID’s visibility in the relevant topics.
The Communications Specialist will help to represent the GHS Program on the Global Health Bureau Communications Team, which consists of communicators from other technical offices within the Bureau.
The Communications Specialist ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies, technical work, and GHS communication needs, and develop a working relationship with USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA).
The primary responsibilities of the Communications Specialist include: