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Job ID: 206634

Sr Communications Specialist
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2023
Title Sr Communications Specialist
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department STOP Spillover
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Communications/Public Relations


An experienced communications specialist is sought who can lead communications efforts for the Tufts-led STOP Spillover consortium. The specialist will help organize and lead effective internal and external communication strategies based on addressing project objectives and workplan priorities. The specialist will effectively communicate project results and achievements to USAID, other donors, global audiences, and in-country stakeholders such as ministries of health, civil society, and beneficiaries.

What You'll Do

As a Communications Specialist, you will:

  • Lead communication efforts for STOP Spillover, including development of project and country-level communications strategies mapped to strategic plans and/or workplans.
  • Establish processes to systematically share project contributions through multiple global health channels and researching new channels for the project’s technical content.
    • Work closely with project technical advisors and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) advisors to ensure that data generated by STOP Spillover is shared appropriately with stakeholders and used to tell the story of project achievements.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID branding strategy and marking plan for STOP Spillover.
  • Establish effective communication networks within the consortium and among stakeholders including USAID, other donors, government, NGOs, international non-governmental organizations and private sector.
  • Support capacity development of in-country communications staff to lead project and country-level communications efforts for STOP Spillover.
  • With support from consortium partners, manage the full production cycle for communications products (print, digital, and audio/visual), including copy-editing, layout/design, printing, and strategic dissemination.
  • Advise project teams on using online platforms (e.g., website, social media, blogs, other web-based) to reach in-country and global audiences. Help manage social media accounts.
  • Collaborate with technical teams to develop blogs, web content, newsletters and other pieces to promote USAID STOP Spillover work and facilitate its placement in different strategic communication channels, including through the project’s consortium partners.
  • Develop capacity of USAID STOP Spillover consortium members to share project achievements.
  • Provide additional communications support to the project as requested, which may include social media, writing, translating, editing, formatting, or assuring compliance.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, international relations, public health, or related field required
  • 5+ years of communications experience.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills. Must be able to synthesize technical material into short and concise communication pieces across different platforms
  • Ability to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a team   
  • Ability to lead initiatives involving communication professionals from STOP Spillover consortium partners
  • Experience in creation, marketing, and dissemination of publications and other communications products
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • English fluency required
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or certificates in communications, journalism, international affairs, public health, digital communications/technology, or related field
  • Prior experience working with USAID-funded projects
  • Experience in international development      .
  • Fluency in French a plus.

Salary Range

Minimum $68,400.00, Midpoint $85,550.00, Maximum $102,700.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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