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Job Opening ID : 425
Job Type : Short Term Technical (Consultant)
Project / Activity : Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC)-Procurement and Supply Management (PSM)
Launched in 2016, the four-year USAID Global Health Supply Chain Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) ensures uninterrupted supply of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families.
In Nigeria, GHSC-PSM distributes almost $400m worth of commodities per year on behalf of USAID and Global Fund and provides technical assistance to improve HIV / AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, and family planning supply chains.
The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and USAID’s program for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths.
GHSC-PSM, implemented by Chemonics International Inc., is improving the availability of health commodities in Nigeria sustainably by meeting two objectives :
Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics health commodity procurement, logistics, health commodity quality assurance, data visibility
Systems-Strengthening Technical Assistance Strategic planning, In-country logistics, capacity building, enabling environment, advocacy
At times the USAID Mission requests GHSC-PSM to help gain media coverage for specific activities. As such, the project requires expertise and surge support for these instances of media engagement.
The Media Consultant will work with the LKM&SC Team in projecting a positive image of USAID, PEPFAR, PMI, and / or the project with the media
This will require interactive with media persons and ensuring that key GHSC-PSM activities supported by the U.S. government receive positive feedback, visibility and showcase by the media.
Develop and share a media dissemination plan for each event and / or deliverable. This include traditional and social media platforms
Develop and disseminate press releases
Plan and organize media briefings for each event and / or deliverable
Disseminate media kit (including background information on the project, press release, etc)
Develop and share a scene setter for each dissemination event
Develop a contact list of high-level journalists and media representatives and ensure participation, and coverage of dissemination and showcase events.
Organize and coordinate all journalists and media representatives at dissemination events
Follow through with journalists and media representatives to ensure accurate and quality reporting of dissemination events
Collate and share media publications with the Director LKM&SC for reporting and archival
Ensure appropriate (in compliance with USAID guidelines) branding of the dissemination venue
Ensure compliance with USAID media policies and guidelines
Carry out any other related assignment as may be specified by the Director Learning, Knowledge Management & Strategic Communication.
Key Deliverables :
Specific deliverables will be agreed with the media consultant for each engagement period.
Master’s Degree in Communications, Marketing Management, International Development, Social Work or related field.
Minimum of ten years of practical experience as a journalist with demonstrable experience in strategic showcase of supply chain, public health, development and donor-funded projects and / or USAID-funded projects strongly preferred.
Experience harnessing and showcasing project experience, lessons, successes into compelling performance products including technical reports, technical briefs, and success stories.
Ability to collaborate effectively with team members, governmental counterparts, donors, and beneficiaries
Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the proven ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle numerous projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of GHSC-PSM staff, partners, and other stakeholders.
Excellent computer skills in a full range of software, including : Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
The Consultant is required to study and keep abreast of the GHSC-PSM context and project
S / he will be required to attend series of meetings and briefings as required to understand the scope, requirements and deliverables
All media activities will be conducted behind-the-scenes and in alignment with the USAID Journey to Self Reliance broad objective and program practice by working closely with the appropriate Government of Nigeria agencies and partners who will play the leadership role.