Friday, 27 October 2017

Job Opportunity at IntraHealth, Communications Officer

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Why Choose IntraHealth
At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

IntraHealth International Tanzania office is soliciting applications from suitable candidate to fill in the Communications Officer Position for IntraHealth Tohara Plus Project. The position will be based in Dar Es Salaam.


Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

 SUMMARY OF ROLE
The Communications Officer has primary responsibility for promoting and enhancing the visibility of Tohara Plus program efforts and achievements internally within IntraHealth International and externally to a wider audience, including donors, government and partners. S/he will work closely with the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation and individual program managers to effectively communicate the work of the Tohara Plus project and raise its profile with external audiences. S/he will report directly to the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation.
Responsibilities Include:
Document project’s success stories, blogs, articles, news briefs, presentations and voices narratives for dissemination throughout IntraHealth, PERFAR/CDC, Government of Tanzania, and other external audiences and stakeholders;
Identify key program areas for documentation and dissemination;
Review and update all programmatic materials for accuracy and adherence to IntraHealth and CDC branding guidelines;
Conduct field visits and attend conferences as requested to document, photograph and/or film activities and achievements;
Support project staff on all technical presentations and reports to ensure polished final products with appropriate USG and project branding.
Provide technical support to program staff to increase visibility of key program events
Serve as a principal liaison with IntraHealth Strategic Communications Department;
Organize and maintain IntraHealth/Tanzania shared drive, and ensure that key documents are uploaded to IntraHealth Staff portal.
Build staff capacity in documentation and communication
Perform any other assigned duties

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Degree in communications, mass media, journalism, social sciences, marketing or other relevant field
At least 3-6 years’ experience supporting donor-funded project knowledge sharing/management and communications activities
Working knowledge of international health and development preferred;
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication presentation, and interpersonal skills in English;
Ability to conduct rapid stakeholder analysis and design appropriate communication messages based on identified needs
Proven experience developing communication messages
Experience working with a variety of donors and CDC in particular
Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Power Point, and graphic design software
Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experience and supporting creative initiatives;
Strong meeting planning and management skills, relationship-building and communicating effectively;
Proven team player with strong interpersonal skills;
Self-starter with competence and with minimal supervision to consider priorities, be involved in a variety of activities in a time-sensitive, high-pressure environment, and meet competing deadlines.

Competencies
Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success.
Service Excellence : Knowledge of and ability to put into action concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across program areas in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Effective Oral and Written Communication: Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behavior

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
Employee must wear business attire;
Minimum noise levels in an office environment;
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines;
Office environment requiring sitting at a desk most of the day, using hands to operate a computer and other office equipment;
Requires lifting of 0-10 lbs occasionally or as needed;
Ability to work an irregular schedule on occasion with the ability to travel frequently and on short notice

Summary of Benefits
IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.  We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.
IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.
To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers 
Learn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us1 
The closing date for receipt of applications is November 10, 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



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