The Institute for International Program at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a Technical Writer/Communication Coordinator to support the developing, editing, and production of reports, publications and visuals related to its project on Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) currently implemented in Mozambique. The COMSA project established a national sample registration system to monitor mortality and causes of death in Mozambique. It is a four-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project enters its fourth year in 2020 and will transition into a national government supported system post 2020. A key priority for the project in this last year is the production/finalization of project reports, manuscripts for journal publication, including a journal collection, and other project related documents. Additional information can be found on the project website: www.comsamozambique.org
The Technical Writer/Communication Coordinator will join the COMSA team at IIP/JHU and will specifically focus on the following tasks under the direction of the project PI.
Support the write up and editing of planned project reports for the donor and for dissemination of the project results.
Lead or facilitate the development and finalization of project communication and dissemination documents in English and their appropriate translation into Portuguese
Support project co-investigators at JHU and in-country in the write up of manuscripts and project reports for publication, including their translation into Portuguese
Lead the development of project quarterly bulletin for COMSA result sharing in-country
Support the production of a journal supplement for publication of project manuscripts. This will involve communication with the identified journal; review of manuscript to ensure conformity to journal guidelines; support for submission of manuscripts; support with adequate referencing and editing of journal collection and proofs for final production
Ensure appropriate editing, formatting, and completeness check of all reports and project documents, including professional and scientific design of visuals, graphics, tables, pictures, and charts
Work with the project transition team to ensure finalization of all project protocols, guidelines, and standard of operating procedure documents
Support project related communication activities as needed and requested by project investigators at JHU or in Mozambique
Master's degree in public health or related field, preferably with a focus on low and middle income countries
At least three years of experience working on a population and health project, with specific proven experience writing and editing project reports, journal publication manuscripts, dissemination materials, and project standard operation procedure documents
Excellent writing and visual presentation skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Detail oriented with ability to work with a diverse team at JHU and in Mozambique
Ability to work independently while engaging all project investigators and staff to achieve results
Portuguese language proficiency is highly desired
Familiarity with population health measures, including mortality and causes of death
Ability to utilize design and visualization software including: Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Tableau, etc.
Digital media skills, including experience using Twitter, Wordpress
Please send a maximum 4-page CV, cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest in the position, and a writing sample through the Interfolio website.
If any difficulty, please send directly to Brittany Furgal with copy to Safia Jiwani:
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