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IDEAS Communications Officer

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

Salary:   £33,006 to £37,889 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Monday 29 May 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  ITD-DCD-27

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint a Communications Officer for the IDEAS (Informed Decisions for Actions to improve Maternal and Newborn Health) project, which aims to improve the health and survival of mothers and babies through generating evidence to inform policy and practice.  Working in Ethiopia, Nigeria and India, IDEAS uses measurement, learning and evaluation to find out what works, why and how in maternal and newborn health programmes.

 
The IDEAS Communications Officer will be responsible for all communication and dissemination activities for Phase 2 of the $10 million IDEAS project. The post-holder will report to the project manager and work closely with IDEAS staff and external stakeholders to ensure high quality, fit for purpose communications in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India, in the UK and internationally. They will also support the Dagu project in Ethiopia. 
 
The post holder will design and implement a communications strategy and be responsible for communicating research findings to multiple and diverse audiences and be closely involved in partner engagement. The post includes some overseas travel to Nigeria, India and Ethiopia. 
 
The successful applicant must be have a first degree in a communications-related subject, or equivalent experience, proven experience of managing communications in an academic, NGO/NFP or governmental environment, demonstrable understanding of the cultural, political and technological considerations of communications work in multiple countries, including resource poor settings, excellent written communication skills with a clear, accurate, concise and adaptable writing style and strong oral communication skills in English. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.
 
This full-time post is based in London and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation until 30 June 2020. The appointment will be made on the School’s Professional Support Pathway Grade 5 in the range £33,006 - £37,889 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 
 
Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk.  The reference for this post is ITD-DCD-27.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.
 
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.
 
Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.  
 
Further details:     Job Description
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