Regional Communications Officer
University Research Co
Manila, Philippines
5h ago

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

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

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.

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  • Project Overview : URC is implementing three USAID funded projects in the Philippines namely : 1) TB Platforms for Sustainable Detection, Care, and Treatment Project : This activity is designed to improve decentralized TB health systems by bolstering health program components at the regional, province, city, municipal, and community levels;
  • 2) USAID Renew Health Project : The primary objective of the project is to help persons who use drugs (PWUDs), people in recovery, and their families obtain access to informal care, self-help or community-based treatment and recovery support to reduce or prevent drug dependence 3) USAID BARMM Health Project : This project aims to support the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to improve access to high-quality Family Planning (FP), Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services.

    Position Overview : This Regional Communications Officer will assist URC Projects in the Philippines, BARMM Health, RENEW Health and TB platforms project and in the Asia region with communication products including, weekly reports, social media forms, health highlights, technical briefs, success stories, fact sheets in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.

    This position will directly report to HQ Vice President. Job Description : Key Responsibilities :

  • Provide capacity building / training / orientation to URC communication specialists and knowledge management staff on how to write communication products for USAID projects in line with USAID branding and marking plans and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with respective Project’s Chief of Party or his / her designee to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on the target audience;
  • Join and cover, if / when possible, URC and USAID mission teams high level visits
  • Develop briefs and stories about projects’ results, accomplishments highlighting USAID investments and legacies in the Philippines and the region
  • Revise communication plans and strategies, as / if needed
  • Any other relevant knowledge management tasks as assigned
  • Required Experience & Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in communications strategy development preferably with USAID experience
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with project stakeholders and in-country collaborators; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills particularly as related to report development;
  • Strategic thinker with meticulous attention to detail, ability to multi-task in a high-paced environment; working well under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, with excellent MS Word and Excel skills.
  • To Apply : Applications require a CV with a cover letter referencing the candidate’s ability to perform the scope of work and which summarizes experience relevant to the qualifications required.

    If interested, kindly submit your CV / Resume and Cover letter on or before September 2, 2020. Due to large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted.

    No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other / future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

    Thank you very much for your interest. URC is an E-Verify Employer URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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