General Descriptionfull-time position with International Health; 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday; ability to travel domestic & international on occasion if needed, up to 10% of time.
Support the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia (GCACP) project ("Stop Pneumonia") and help implement the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) communications strategy.
IVAC is a Center based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of International Health located in Baltimore, Maryland. IVAC was established in 2009 with a mission to accelerate global access to lifesaving vaccines by overcoming many of the obstacles that often delay vaccine usage and distribution. IVAC, also, serves as a source of vaccine policy information and analysis and will develop and use evidence-based information to advocate for improved global health policies and their implementation.
IVAC was one of the founding members of the GCAP, which was established in 2009 to raise awareness about pneumonia, the world's leading killer of children, and to advocate for global action to protect against, effectively treat, and help prevent this deadly disease. Comprised of over 120 non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, and foundations, the Coalition provides leadership for World Pneumonia Day (WPD), marked every year on November 12th, as well as, year-round events and activities to promote awareness of childhood pneumonia and diarrhea, particularly focusing on low- and middle-income countries.
Under the direction of the project lead, serve as an organizer to recruit and retain members of GCAP. Support implementation of IVAC's communications strategy, including website updates, managing social media, newsletters and other communication outreach. Produce original content and solicit content from IVAC team and coalition members for the IVAC website and the Stop Pneumonia website. Provide project coordination on major initiatives, track project deliverables, and produce grant reports to funders and key stakeholders. Communicate content and implement activities in accordance with IVAC's advocacy and communications strategy, and participate as a member of the Policy, Advocacy & Communications (PAC) team.
GCACP advocacy activities:
Support Communication with Coalition members.
Regularly communicate with coalition members and key partners to monitor coalition activities, social media strategy, website requests, and/or other issues in a timely manner. Draft monthly and annual grant reports for project funder and complete revisions based on input and edits from other IVAC team members. Research and write key content for the Coalition's monthly newsletter. Manage the editorial calendar, as well as, production and dissemination using Constant Contact. Participate in conference calls or in-person meetings with coalition members about advocacy strategy, planning, and information-gathering; create agendas and maintain minutes of all meetings. Identify and support opportunities for IVAC and Coalition members to participate in external advocacy events. Work with the team to create and execute an annual, virtual event based on input from the Coalition. Manage logistics for event planning and implementation. Schedule, write the agenda for, and lead internal communications and editorial meetings with team members. Document and disseminate meeting minutes and action items. Maintain project Dropbox organization and work planning materials.
World Pneumonia Day (WPD) Website:
Write content for the website blog, newsletter, and external media pieces as needed. Content includes in-country success stories, partner advocacy project features, and event coverage. Manage editorial process for blogs and other content contributed by coalition members. Conduct interviews and ghost-write articles for thought leaders and experts. Develop key messages, social media posts, factsheets, and other materials to support the Coalition's pneumonia and diarrhea advocacy activities, year-round and for World Pneumonia Day. Develop and maintain a library of social media toolkits, digital assets, and advocacy resources. Develop and maintain a library of social media toolkits, digital assets, and advocacy resources produced by Coalition members. Work with partners and/or design firms to produce infographics that support pneumonia and diarrhea advocacy activities. Document all partner activities in the master activity tracker for World Pneumonia Day. Post relevant content on the website and update as needed. Develop and maintain guidelines for content management on the WPD website and for social media channels. Manage communications with the web designer. Contribute to content strategy, information architecture, and finding high-quality images to accompany content. Manage graphics and imagery for the website, including researching, ordering, and maintaining a library of photographs for pneumonia and diarrhea advocacy. Liaise with student groups at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to organize on-campus WPD events.
Manage the Coalition's social media strategy and oversee channels on Facebook and Twitter, including content curation, posting, graphics, and analytics. Curate content by monitoring a variety of global health newsletters, partner websites, and pneumonia and diarrhea related news. Produce graphics and cards to accompany content and optimize posts. Create strategy and content for an annual social media campaign for World Pneumonia Day. Communicate strategy and components of campaign to partners. Develop a job description for a social media and communications assistant/student and disseminate to various outlets. Conduct interviews and hire a student to serve in the role. Delegate tasks on a weekly basis and provide guidance and feedback. Supervise student during the duration of the internship.
Annual Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report:
Identify editorial topics and contribute content for the report. Schedule and conduct interviews with public health experts. Interpret complex topics into clear and concise articles, Q&As, and/or other types of content. Assist in developing dissemination strategy and implementation.
IVAC Website Specialist:
Support IVAC communication activities:
Evaluate existing IVAC website and coordinate full redesign, including liaising with web designers as necessary. Manage website content strategy and implementation to ensure it remains updated and functioning. Conduct editorial review on IVAC materials including opinion editorials and other media content, advocacy materials, and website content. Assist with development of new materials which could include newsletters, new website content, blog posts, social media content and written materials. Develop and implement a social media strategy for IVAC. Create social media content for IVAC channels. Liaise with partners to ensure cross-promotion on partner social media.
Perform other duties as required.