Communications Officer
University Research Co
Manila, Philippines
3d ago

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide.

With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

  • Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health;
  • infectious diseases, including HIV / AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition;
  • and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

    URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission ().

    Project Overview : The TB Platforms for Sustainable Detection, Care, and Treatment Activity is designed to improve decentralized TB health systems by bolstering health program components at the regional, province, city, municipal, and community levels.

  • With appropriate planning, oversight, and supervisory systems in place, health facilities will improve the quality of health care and our team will achieve the following project aims : 1) families and communities adopt and improve healthy behaviors;
  • 2) high-impact interventions are implemented at scale in the regions with the highest TB burden and other areas where the need for technical assistance is greatest;
  • and 3) key local health systems are bolstered to facilitate efficient and optimal delivery of quality TB services. Roles and Responsibilities : The Communications Assistant will be assisting the Social Behavior Change Communications Specialist in formulating management activities to ongoing SBC project activities.

    The Communications Assistant will be responsible for the following activities :

  • Support the SBCC Specialist in writing technical briefs, success stories and other communication materials for submission to URC and USAID
  • Support the SBCC Specialist in the documentation of case studies, lessons learned, project impact and challenges complete with photo and video documentation (this will be in coordination with the TB Platforms Field Operations Area Managers, M & E Advisor and Knowledge Management Specialist) as these documentation will also be part of some major reports both for URC and USAID.
  • Works with the SBCC Specialist in the drafting and editing of TB Platforms Communication Materials for approval of the Technical Advisor and the Chief of Party
  • Support the TB Platforms Field Staff in major outreach activities in coordination with the Field Operations Area Managers and Technical Specialists
  • Support dissemination of messages
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Minimum Requirements : Required Experience & Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Journalism, Business Administration, Public Health, Management, or related field;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in working within the NGO sector, with donors especially USAID and project management and Philippines Department of Health protocols;
  • Strong knowledge in the conceptualizing and production of information, education and communication materials
  • Familiar with USAID Guidelines especially on Branding and Marking Plans and other USAID rules and regulations
  • Familiar working with the international development institutions as well as media networks and has the ability to interact with public and private partners;
  • Excellent writing skills, fluency speaking English;
  • Computer literacy essential especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel
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