Palladium is looking for Senior Advisor, Communications, Data.FI
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and Role:
The Senior Advisor, Communications of the Data for Implementation (Data.FI) project will direct project activities related to communication and knowledge management. The Senior Advisor will work closely with USAID, project senior management and partner organizations, respond to requests, and implement activities.
Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners work with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and coronavirus epidemic control. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in HIV and AIDS programming, meeting coronavirus-related needs, and sustaining impact by supporting local partner capacity strengthening and transition.
Work location: Washington, D.C. or Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement the project’s Communication Strategy to effectively capture, organize, access, and share information and knowledge, to support project thought leadership, marketing and other communications objectives.
- Oversee and/or develop strategic communication products, produce promotional and informational materials, develop content for website and assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and abstracts as needed. Stay abreast of and disseminate information on technical trends in health and best practices.
- Establish and champion KM and communications procedures and processes to maintain high quality and efficiency, facilitate innovation, and enable a high level of access to and use of information by headquarters and field-based staff.
- Develop and oversee/manage KM systems and provide on-going KM training and support to staff to ensure systems are used and up-to-date.
- Ensure that project outputs and outcomes are widely shared through coordinating reporting, developing platforms for country learning, and identifying and distribution of learning materials with HQ and country programs.
- Lead the development of systems and templates to collect and report on technical activities including presentations, papers, regular project reports and country or project briefs.
- Participate, and represent the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
- Supervise team of writers, editors, graphic designers, web technicians, and dissemination specialists.
- Provide other support related to communications, as needed and agreed upon.
- Experience in communications work focusing on documentation, dissemination, marketing and reporting, including at least 5 years of experience in a senior communications role on a USAID-funded project.
- Experience working on a PEPFAR-funded project strongly preferred.
- Experience with USAID project reporting, including contributing / leading the submission of annual project reports.
- Proven writing and editing skills, and ability to understand technical content and translate it into lay language for a variety of audiences and to suit a variety of formats; ability to synthesize and simplify information and communicate it in a lively, accurate and understandable manner.
- Proven ability to facilitate discussions with project staff to conceptualize, design and develop infographics, charts, maps and other visual content to translate technical findings into user-friendly products for non-technical audiences.
- Experience in communicating on a variety of social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
- Working knowledge of and interest in digital health and data science as applied to HIV and COVID-19 in the development context
- Well-developed understanding of the sources of publication of work in digital health and data use, including journals, conferences, websites and listservs
- Detail-oriented and deadline-driven with strong organizational skills, and ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities.
- Knowledge and understanding of USAID programs, branding, and communications style.
- Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners.
- Team player with a good perspective of field programs (field experience a plus).
- Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, ACCESS, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of MS SharePoint platform, Photoshop, Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, and web design and analytics programs a plus.
- Strong cross-cultural, interpersonal, management and collaboration skills in highly complex structures involving multiple teams and stakeholders.
- Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in team settings.
- Well-honed active listening skills, combined with a desire to actively coach, mentor, and provide thoughtful feedback to colleagues, peers, and subordinates.
- Prior experience of working in a fast-paced, solution-focused and dynamic workplace; expert skills in multi-tasking.
- Ability to work cross-culturally with flexibility to work across time zones, accommodating meeting times beyond the regular workday.
- Fluency in English required; Knowledge of foreign language a plus.
- Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.