The USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management(GHSC-PSM) project collaborates with governments and non-governmental agenciesto ensure the uninterrupted supply of health commodities in support of UnitedStates Government-funded public health initiatives in Nigeria.
The projectprovides direct procurement and supply chain management support to thePresident’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), President’s MalariaInitiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health.
For more informationabout GHSC-PSM, please see https : / / www.ghsupplychain.org / .
Panagora Group, a small business providing novel andintegrated solutions in global health and international development, provideslong- and short-term professional labor to support strategic engagement, advocacy,and knowledge management and communications (KMC) activities through strategicplanning, implementation, and capacity building for the Nigeria country office.
The Manager of Learning and Strategic Communicationssupports the project’s internal and external learning and communicationactivities in Nigeria.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Director LKM&SC with development ofcommunications strategy and implementation and adherence to the GHSC-PSMcommunications protocol
Support gathering, writing, editing, producing, anddistributing content and other communication products that supportimplementation of the GHSC-PSM Nigeria LKM&SC strategy
Write and produce high-quality, informative, and interestingcontent for a variety of communication mediums including success stories,abstracts, press releases, press kits, print and digital handouts, FAQs,talking points, newsletters, success stories, articles, blog posts,presentations, infographics, posters, journal articles, conference and eventmaterials, training resources, social media content, and related materials
Support proactive update and implementation of internalcommunication strategy by keeping employees informed and motivated throughseveral channels including staff intranet, email bulletins, social media andnewsletter.
Promote and ensure compliance with internal and externalcommunications standards, guidelines, processes, and protocols, includingbranding and marking.
Organize and maintain communication resources such asstandard operating procedures, brand and marking guidelines, trackers, tools,templates, visual assets (including photographs, video, icons, illustrations,and information graphics) on an approved shared platform and ensure thatcurrent and new staff know how to access and utilize these resources.
Write content for social media, websites, newsletters, pressreleases, and any other distribution channels
Proactively source, capture and write story leads intocompelling communication products
Provide editorial, design, and production support to alldepartments as needed
Manage and maintain an editorial calendar, monitoring theprogress of drafts, reviews, and revisions to ensure that deadlines are met
Work closely with the GHSC-PSM HQ on communicationcampaigns, annual reports, and other communications activities. Provide newand / or updated written material for websites, newsletters, and social media.
Plan and facilitate workshops and learning activities suchas brown bags and learn bites to enhance staff learning on topics such asbranding compliance, how to write success stories, capturing compelling photos.
Participate in team building, capacity building, and workplanning activities to promote and support best practices.
Maintain a vibrant media network; proactively identify andleverage media and press opportunities, with approval from the LKM&SCDirector
Manage the distribution of media release forms and maintaina file with signed release forms.
Support efforts to improve visibility of the project inNigeria and also to the USAID Mission. including efforts to create and deliverproject experience, results and lessons learned to internal and externalaudiences
Support events that showcase achievements and attract theparticipation of key personalities within federal and state governments and theUSAID Mission
Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism,public relations, Knowledge Management, Public Health, InternationalDevelopment or related field.
Minimum of seven years of experience in communications,experience working in the supply chain, public health, and / or USAID-fundedprojects strongly preferred.
Thorough understanding of communication theory and practice.
Excellent command of the English language (verbal andwritten) with a proven ability to communicate in writing complex informationfor non-experts (writing samples will be requested).
Strong writer and producer of content for print and digitalmedia.
Experienced facilitator of formal and informal learningevents, including brown bags, learn bites, workshops, and trainings tosocialize, support, and sustain communication activities.
Excellent organizational and project management skills, withthe proven ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle numerous projectssimultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work independently and in teams in amulti-cultural context.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish andmaintain strong working relationships with all levels of GHSC-PSM staff,partners, and other stakeholders.
Demonstrate good judgment, leadership, versatility, andintegrity.
Excellent computer skills in a full range of software,including : Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe Photoshopand / or other graphics programs, and webinar platforms (e.
g., Adobe Connect,WebEx, Skype for Business).
The Manager Learning and Strategic Communication will reportdirectly to the Director LKM&SC.
The Manager Learning and Strategic Communication willsupervise the LKM&SC Officer (regions 1 3)
This is a long-term position for the life of the contractbased in Abuja, Nigeria.