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Communications Advisor (PSA) USAID/Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain (NextGen)

United States, D.C., Washington
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (Show on map)
Jun 28, 2024
Communications Advisor (PSA) USAID/Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain (NEXTGEN)
About Palladium:
Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.
This Opportunity:
USAID will be issuing a suite of procurement service agent contracts as part of the Next Gen Supply Chain suite of programs. This position will provide communications across the Integrated Procurement Service Agent (PSA) and HIV PSA Next Gen Contracts. The Integrated PSA will be responsible for procurement and global distribution to USAID partner countries of $336M in Malaria, FP/MNCH, and infectious disease commodities. The HIV PSA will procure and deliver approximately $400M per year of pharmaceuticals and other commodities for HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The successful contractor(s) will provide these services under a five-year contract with an additional five years of options. Palladium is seeking a Communications Advisor to join the core Engagement Team of the PSA programs.
The Communications Advisor will be responsible for managing effective and streamlined communications of project activities and data to internal and external stakeholders in a way that is easily digestible by supply chain and non-supply chain experts. The Communications Advisor will work with the project's senior leadership team to ensure that data that is shared is relevant and meaningful.
Location: Global, TBD, Washington, D.C.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the focal point for communicating project activities and data to internal and external audiences.
  • Work with the project senior leadership and the M&E team to share accurate and meaningful data.
  • Develop a system to generate project performance reports, success stories, project presentations, ad-hoc reports, and other public communication pieces.
  • Maintain project website content and/or contribute material and information for a third-party website.
  • Develop and implement a project communications strategy that incorporates a broad range of media platforms and targets key audiences as determined in the project communications plan.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Plan and facilitate internal communications to support project implementation and ensure consistency in communication activities.
  • Ensure that gender perspectives are properly incorporated into all project communications activities.
  • Provide editing and content quality control to writers of technical content on communications materials including reports, brochures, newsletters, success stories, and fact sheets.
  • Respond to technical staffs' requests for communications assistance and provide creative ideas for using communications tools to improve the implementation and effectiveness of PSA activities.
  • Integrate communications activities into the annual work plan(s).
Key Competencies Required:
Master's degree and 5 years of experience, or bachelor's degree and eight years of experience in communications, HIV, malaria, family planning, supply chain, and knowledge of USAID health programs preferred.
Experience across various social media platforms.
Ability to compellingly present data, results, impact, and information to different audiences.
Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required. Ability to speak and write French a plus.
5 years of communications experience on similar projects
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.
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