The Communications and MediaOfficer is responsible for implementing the Takeda Project Communications Planunder the guidance of the Manager, Fund Directors’ Office and CommunicationsUnit. Primary responsibilities will be in communications, media relations, andevent management.
Functions will consist of thefollowing:
1. Refine andimplement the Takeda Project Communications Plan, which has four pillars:
- CAPACITY BUILDING and DEMAND-GENERATION: Improved health knowledge and increased utilization of services for community members in 6 townships in Eastern Shan State through strengthening the communications capacity of local health actors, including ethnic and community-based health organizations and youth leaders
- VISIBILITY: Promoting donor visibility in the project coverage area, in Myanmar, and globally as relevant
- TRANSPARENCY: Modelling transparency and accountability for project activities, via reporting, social media and website
- LEARNING: Capture and share lessons from innovative project activities to shape broader developments in Myanmar’s health system
2. Support ethnicand community-based health organizations to improve their communicationsoutputs, especially on Facebook.
3. Disseminateinformation to key implementing partner ﬁeld staﬀ (e.g. conﬂict sensitivity,prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse) through training of trainerapproach.
4. Support skillsdevelopment for young people in the project areas by running skills-buildingworkshops in advocacy tools in low resource settings (making short videos onphones, using your voice for change, etc), with concrete outputs (videos, photoessays, etc) in health topics.
5. Develop andmonitor implementation of visibility guidelines.
6. Developstrategies and manage internal and external communications channels, includingsocial media and website, including preparation of written and visual contentfor distribution to the press and website or other relevant channels, includingarticles, speeches, videos, brochures, newsletters and reports.
7. Gather anddisseminate signiﬁcant change stories and lessons learned from the Takeda Project,including through events, reports, presentations.
8. Develop andmaintain strong advocacy channels and networks with the media and government(in particular the Ministry of Health and Sports), maintaining relevant contactlists and content libraries.
9. Manageevents for Takeda Project, including infrastructure handover ceremonies, fieldtrips, donor visits, side events.
10. Managecommunications products, including the preparation of factsheets and materialsneeded for workshops, seminars, briefings, and events. Manage translation processes, including technicaloversight and quality assurance from English to Myanmar and Myanmar to Englishcontent.
11. Evaluateeffectiveness and impact of the Takeda Project Communications Plan.
12. Managecommunications budget.
13. Other dutiesrequested by the Manager, Fund Directors Office and Communications, Access toHealth Fund, the Takeda Programme Manager and the Fund Director, Access toHealth Fund.
4. Monitoring and Progress Controls
The Manager, Fund Directors Office and Communications,Access to Health Fund will monitor the performance of the incumbents in line with his/herassignment.