Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Vital Strategies (VS), based in New York City, is an international public health organization. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities. Our specific programs include road safety, obesity prevention, tobacco control, and activities to strengthen public health data systems and the use of public health data to guide policy and decision-making. Activities are based in low and middle income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work. VS is an independent affiliate of The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).
Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Communications Manager. The position is based in Singapore and applicants must possess or be eligible for a valid work permit for Singapore.
Vital Strategies is looking for a Communications Manager (CM) who will join our Singapore office. The candidate will be responsible for management of air pollution and related environmental health advocacy communication campaigns and will contribute to the overall organizational marketing and promotion efforts. The CM will work with a world-class team of environmental health and communication experts with a culture of supportive teamwork, rigorous evaluation, innovation and good humor.
S/he will use communication strategies, including earned media, paid and social media, to shape public opinion around air pollution in Southeast Asia. S/he will be responsible for developing and overseeing survey activity to assess public perceptions and beliefs about air pollution and its sources, and use those findings to formulate communications strategies to raise awareness, concern and promote knowledge and belief that air quality can be improved through governmental action. Working through in-country officers and NGO partners, technical experts and often managing external agencies, s/he will launch, manage and evaluate focused campaigns. S/he will also be an integral part of Vital Strategies’ Singapore-based team, helping develop opinion pieces, crafting talking points for senior leaders, and conceiving social media campaigns and more.
The right candidate for the position will be a writer who can craft sharp, public messages from technical source material and thinks creatively about how we can position our issue to capture the attention of journalists, policy makers and the public. S/he can juggle multiple priorities and has terrific judgment, pulling in other team members and expertise from the larger team as required. Some international travel may be required.
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How to apply:
Please submit a CV and cover letter to email@example.com by Friday, May 26th including the position applied for in the subject line. Kindly indicate salary expectation in the cover letter.