Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, (USAID/GH/MCHN/FO)
Salary Range: 68,036 – 88,450 (GS-11 equivalent)
Application Deadline: Until Filled
USAID’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, within the Bureau for Global Health (GH/MCHN), works on behalf of the US government to ensure that mothers and children around the world have access to quality basic health care and nutritious foods. MCHN is at the forefront of USAID’s efforts to save women and children. MCHN comprises four divisions: Maternal and Newborn Health, Child Health and Immunization, Nutrition and Environmental Health, and Research and Policy. The Office focuses on twenty-five priority countries around the world. MCHN provides overarching policy direction and works closely with USAID Missions to guide USAID’s annual investments in maternal and child health and nutrition.
The Communications Analyst supports the MCHN’s Front Office, working with the Communications and Outreach Technical Advisor. The MCHN Office Director will be the point of contact for this position. The MCHN Communications Team works to elevate understanding and awareness of USAID’s work in maternal and child health and nutrition. Along with the Communications Lead, the Communications Analyst will work to ensure high-quality and consistent strategic communications from MCHN. S/he will bring new ideas for successful communications campaigns and will help increase and improve the way in which MCHN tells its story.
The Communications Analyst will lead communications support for two or more topics within the Office and support the Communications Advisor on a number of topics, including maternal health, newborn and child health, immunization, water and sanitation. In that capacity, s/he is tasked with maintaining a working knowledge of the successes of USAID’s MCHN efforts through Missions, 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, advocates, and partners so as to maintain and elevate USAID’s visibility in the relevant topics.
The Communications Analyst will help represent MCHN on the Global Health Bureau Communications Team, which consists of communicators from other technical offices within the Bureau. S/he will also work with the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs to include MCHN Agency-level communications materials and campaigns.
The Communications Analyst 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 LPA and MCHN communication needs.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree and minimum of four (4) years’ of relevant professional office experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, and skills in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign are desirable but not required. At minimum a facility access clearance is required and must be obtained.
Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical public health materials. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior staff, political appointees, media, and the general public.
Past experience developing pitches and working with journalists desired.
Occasional international travel to support conferences or visit USAID programs may be required.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Work is typically performed in a climate-controlled environment where normal office tasks are required of the employee and s/he is required to sit, stand and occasionally bend. The employee may occasionally be required to lift up to ten pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz
Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.