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Senior Manager, Communications with USAID’s Alliance for Combating TB in Bangladesh Project of Emerging Infections under the Infectious Diseases Division (Adv#101/2020)icddr,b is a Bangladesh-based international health research institute that strives to solve key public health problems through high-quality scientific research and innovation. Policy-makers and practitioners utilize our evidence and expertise to improve health outcomes and prevent premature death and disability worldwide. Established more than 60 years ago, we continue to provide life-saving services to the people of Bangladesh, and to nurture the next generation of global health leaders.
Special Information – icddr,b is an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender or disability status.
icddr,b invites applications from suitable candidates for the position of Senior Manager, Communications with USAID’s Alliance for Combating TB in Bangladesh Project of Emerging Infections under the Infectious Diseases Division. The appointment will be made on Fixed Term basis for 1 year which is renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.
Duty station :Dhaka
No. of vacancy :1 post
Salary – Annual Tk. 2,120,860/ -inclusive of house rent and conveyance allowances and other admissible benefits.
Benefits/facilities – 14.8% provident fund contribution, income tax paid by icddr,b, children allowance @Tk.1,917/- per child per month, festival bonus, contributory healthcare support including dependent spouse and children, group life insurance and subsidized canteen. Transport and daycare facilities are subject to space availability.
Plan, organise and monitor content development and graphic design for internal and external communication; monitor media activities; and compile and update institutional information with the objective of effectively utilizing communication platforms for creating awareness and strengthening icddr,b image within the guidelines of Communication strategy; and organisational values and organisational values and guidelines.
Planning and Controlling: Lead the development and implementation of Communications Strategy for the USAID’s ACTB project and advise the team on technical matters regarding communication issues based on professional observations and assessment; Derive implications for internal communication and media management; Prepare annual communication plan and actively support development of annual project work plan; Identify focus areas; Cascade goals to team; Contribute during weekly review meetings (e.g. identify areas of improvement, challenges, gaps, focus areas) with team; Monitor adherence to deliverable timelines in order to effectively plan and implement the communication strategy under the project.
Media Management: Analyse the health media environment to identify trends related to coverage of public health focusing on TB and relevant to the project; Update technical team on such trends and potential areas of coverage for the project; Identify opportunities for placing stories in different magazines, online portals, newspapers etc.; Coordinate with Central Media Manager to organize journalists orientation; network and build relationship with media representatives (e.g. editors of health magazines, news reporters); Generate interest in media on recent developments and latest activities of USAID’s ACTB; Reach media houses for project stories to be published/printed/covered on air/TV shows etc.; Coordinate visits and interactions between public health professionals and mass media; Validate media stories for accuracy of facts and information in order to effectively create awareness of icddr,b and project activities.
Content & Graphic:
Coordinate to initiate requisition for preparing communication material for project activities, advocacy or dissemination; Determine communication plan with internal customer (e.g. context, audience pulse); Identify different modes and channels of communication for maximizing impact; Allocate work to team; Guide team to seek information from respondents; Intervene to expedite process; Monitor adherence to communication guidelines (e.g. logo, colours, templates, language); Integrate content with graphic design and prepare collateral (e.g. flyer, posters, fact sheets, booklet); Collaborate with project partners and donors to jointly organise seminars; assist in development of the quarterly and annual project reports; Make editorial and/or graphical corrections to the project reports, briefs, articles; Take the lead to periodically update the project website and its management; Take the lead to prepare high-quality print and electronic communications products that translate complex messages and technical information into understandable, meaningful messages main