The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. IVAC contributes across the vaccine value chain, focusing on the generation and interpretation of evidence and translation into policies, vaccine introduction, implementation, and optimization. Our value lies in the combination of content knowledge and domain expertise. We work collaboratively across the fields of vaccine economics, epidemiology, clinical trials, modeling, advocacy, and policy, and across viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens and disease syndromes.
IVAC is seeking an Advocacy & Communications Officer for its Policy, Advocacy & Communications (PA&C) team. The PA&C team conducts a variety of strategic communications, policy, and advocacy activities aimed at increasing vaccine access in low- and middle-income countries. This A&C officer would primarily support our India advocacy project focused on accelerating introduction and uptake of rotavirus, pneumococcal, and Hib vaccines in India as part of a comprehensive approach to diarrhea and pneumonia control. The A&C officer will be responsible for developing a portfolio of materials that translate the evidence base for vaccines into messages and materials tailored for a variety of audiences, particularly developing country decision makers. In addition, the A&C officer would support other communications efforts and assist across the PA&C team as needed.
Develop a portfolio of evidence-based materials including fact sheets, slides, brochures, talking points, messaging documents, etc. that translate technical concepts and published literature into messages for diverse audiences ranging from policy makers to the general public
Facilitate review of advocacy and media materials by technical experts to ensure messages are scientifically accurate but easy to understand
Review and summarize the latest vaccine research, news, and events that support IVAC’s efforts
Research, write and edit content for blogs, newsletters, websites and external media pieces
Identify and monitor scheduled project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks
Provide additional support to the PA&C team as needed
Masters degree in public health and 1-3 years of experience (or bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience)
Knowledge of vaccines, pneumonia, diarrhea and other major global infectious diseases as well as understanding of basic epidemiologic and statistical concepts
Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to write in a clear and organized fashion and translate technical concepts for lay audiences
Knowledge and experience of global health policy preferred
Communications, advocacy or journalism experience preferred
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Self-motivated and able to work well independently
Demonstrated problem solving and analytic skills
Ability to manage multiple projects successfully, and perhaps under tight deadlines
Available for overseas travel up to 15%
Interested applicants should apply here: https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm?view_req_id=62890&view=sch
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