Communications Specialist

Liberia Maryland, Liberia


General Responsibilities:

The Communications Specialist broadens and deepens support for Partners In Health by celebrating the organization’s unique mission and values, showcasing its pioneering accomplishments, and promoting its valuable brand. S/he serves as a member of the global Marketing-Communications team, creating and curating compelling, timely content to advance the global marketing-communications strategy, and acts as a key link between PIH’s work in Liberia and PIH’s global Marketing-Communications team in Boston. S/he also supports PIH Liberia communications initiatives, including external and strategic communications, in-country engagement, internal communications, and other communications initiatives.

Global Communications (40%)

In collaboration with the PIH Global Marketing-Communications Team and PIH Liberia Executive Leadership Team:
• Create, implement, and refine a country-specific content strategy and plan
• Pitch, write, and revise copy for the organization’s print and digital channels, including facebook, instagram, medium, and
• Pitch, create, and revise multimedia pieces, including photo stories and short videos, for the organization’s print and digital channels
• Pitch, design, and revise infographics, maps, and other design assets
• Develop and maintain a network of journalists and contacts at regional media outlets—including print, digital, broadcast, and radio
• Coordinate and facilitate visits and interviews for external communications personnel including journalists, freelancers, and members of the PIH global Marketing-Communications team

PIH Liberia Strategic Communications (60%)

In collaboration with the PIH Liberia Executive Leadership Team:
• Manage and maintain a harddrive containing all communications materials, including up-to-date photographs, patient information, and success stories
• Provide writing, design and photographic support for strategic communications documents for external audiences, allowing for effective donor stewardship and partner engagement
• Create and edit visually-compelling powerpoint presentations for internal and external use
• Provide content development support for PIH “Impact Initiative” case studies in key program areas, including written narratives and photographs
• Collaborate with the monitoring and evaluation team to design infographics and maps to highlight data-driven stories
• Develop an internal communications strategy to help strengthen internal communications structures
• Proactively propose ways to strengthen internal engagement and manage communication flow effectively across the organization
• Produce other written and visual communications and external engagement projects as requested by management
• Provide oversight and management to communications volunteers and interns as required
• Produce communications content to enable effective donor stewardship and engagement
• Support in creation of donor reports on active grants as required


• Bachelor ’s degree or Master with minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, preferably with digital content generation and strategy, branding, marketing and communications, storytelling, and/or public relations
• Proven ability to produce high-quality multi-media content for diverse audiences
• Excellent photographic abilities, including familiarity with Canon DSLR camera systems
• Proficiency in English, with superb writing and editing skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office365 programs, exceptional powerpoint skills
• Demonstrated eye for graphic design (proficiency with Creative Cloud applications, including InDesign a plus)
• Collaborative spirit, openness to work across departments, countries, and cultures
• Demonstrated experience managing, and meeting, multiple deadlines
• Willingness to live and work in a rural, resource-limited setting
• Passion for PIH’s mission and interest in global health equity and social justice

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized by creating a preferential option for the poor. PIH partners with ministries of health to build local and national clinical capacity, and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality healthcare, address the root causes of disease, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global healthcare policy change. PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we also support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.