Communications Manager

Path, Yangon, Myanmar

Skill RequiredMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th April, 2018


Job Description

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. PATH has been working in the Mekong region since 1980, with a permanent office established in Hanoi in 1997 and an office established in Myanmar in late 2013.

The PATH Mekong Program is currently implementing a broad portfolio of activities on a range of health issues. In Myanmar, we work in nutrition, immunization systems strengthening, and sexual and reproductive health. Our current projects in Myanmar include the introduction of fortified rice, technical assistance to the government in introducing the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine and developing a National Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy, and immunization waste management systems strengthening.

PATH is seeking to locally recruit a Communications Manager to provide technical support to Myanmar project teams on internal and external communications, and to assist with business development. This position will report to the Myanmar Country Representative, and work closely with Regional Communications Officer based in Hanoi Office.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the communications strategy for PATH’s program in Myanmar that includes printed material, web-based information, visual media, and prioritization of meeting and conference presentation/attendance;
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of information on PATH’s work in Myanmar to external audiences;
  • Review and update information from Myanmar on PATH’s internal and external websites;
  • Work with project teams to prepare and/or review donor and technical reports and other documentation in English, including correspondence;
  • Provide guidance to project teams on the planning and coordination of project activities and work plans, particularly activities involving a communication or advocacy component;
  • Assist with fundraising strategy, donor and partner engagement, business development landscaping, and tracking business development opportunities;
  • Support preparation of concepts and proposals for new activities;
  • Host donor and media trips as necessary;
  • Represent PATH at partner meetings, workshops and conferences.

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in public health, international development, communication, or journalism;
  • 2 years’ work experience in health-related field a plus;
  • 2+ years’ relevant work experience in communication is a MUST;
  • Interest in the health issues that PATH’s Myanmar office is working to address, especially sexual and reproductive health and rights, and familiarity with the Myanmar context;
  • Ability to write and proofread both technical and non-technical documents in English; strong journalism or writing training a plus;
  • Experience writing in a range of styles and formats;
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environment; politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of tact and diplomacy;
  • Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint;
  • Familiarity with digital and social media;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team;
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and requests and prioritize accordingly;
  • Fluent English speaker with excellent written and speaking skills, preferably native English speaker.

Must have legal authorization to work in Myanmar.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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