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Communications Specialist


Under the direct supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications Specialist will support the department by undertaking a range of internal and external communication activities mainly including development of templates for reports and communication materials, updating core documentations and presentations, collaborating with AFIAT internal teams to ensure project staff receive timely support in terms of internal communication such business cards and ensuing project activities comply to the USAID branding and marking requirements. The Communications Specialist will be expected to promote teamwork together with other Communications staff contributing toward the success of the department and the project.

Key Performance Areas

Major Activities / Responsibilities


Supporting the department in the implementation of Communications Strategy

Offering assistance in the compilation and review of regular reports as well as providing support in the editing process of technical reports, minutes, newsletters, fact sheets, and success stories.

Developing and coordinating regular highlights for internal and external distribution

Assisting the team and following up with technical units in obtaining contents and updates from field activities for submission to HQ and posting on project social media pages

Maintaining an organized online library for all communication related documents, reports, correspondence, and material from MSH internal teams and AFIAT partners and grantees.

Liaising with internal teams to ensure staff receive timely support in terms of internal communications requirements such business cards and materials required for project activities.

Collecting stories from AFIAT partners and grantees to produce quality success stories, reviewing and addressing questions and concerns.

USAID Branding and Marking

Ensure all project communication materials adhere to USAID branding and marking requirements.





global health

health systems

human resources



oral communication

public administration


Fulfil any other tasks requested by the supervisor relevant to the general scope of work of the position.


Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public administration, or a related field 4-6 years of relevant experience or master’s plus 2-4 years’ experience


Five (4) years of experience working in communications field.


Familiarity with principals of communications and applied communications

Demonstrated experience in application of USAID branding and marking, and skill in photography

Familiarity with the standards of writing and copy editing

Familiarity with media channels and journalists is a plus

Proven experience in writing social media posts and management of social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)

Excellent planning, coordination skills

Competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment, and meet competing deadlines.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Knowledge of design software to be able to design brochure, leaflets and other communication materials.


Excellent written and oral communication skills both in local languages and English. Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.

If you are a candidate in need of assistance, an accommodation, or an alternative method to apply for an open position, please email or call +1-703-524-6575 to be connected with Human Resources.


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