Communications Manager

As part of IVCC’s strategy to continue to lead in the eradication of malaria and other neglected tropical diseases through the development and deployment of novel vector control interventions, we are looking for an experienced Communications Manager to join our team. Through the successful placement of this role, we will be strengthening our team to deliver broader and more impactful communications internally and externally across our wide and diverse stakeholder community.

More on the role:

Reporting directly into the Director of Communications and Operations you will work as a part of a wider matrixed team consisting of project teams, industry and funding partners, academic institutions, and advocacy organisations. This is an exciting role that combines first class communications planning expertise with the opportunity to shape the future communications strategy of IVCC and projects which IVCC leads on behalf of partners.

You will be collaborating across multiple global stakeholders managing the delivery of a range communication outputs   which support IVCC’s core business functions, as well as acting as a lead contact for creative agencies and building/maintaining strong working relationship with funding, industry, and project partners.

You will be pivotal in the development and implementation of annual communications plans to support the delivery of key initiatives with a particular focus on leading the communications strategy for the New Nets Project, ZERO by 40 in alignment with partner communication requirements and the wider project team.

You will lead the production of resources, literature, publications, and creative assets including artistic direction, copy writing, editing, and commissioning out services in line, with a particular emphasis on digital communications.

Who are we looking for?

As an experienced Communications Manager your excellent interpersonal and copywriting skills will allow you to engage and influence at all levels and adapt your writing style and level of complexity of message to suit your audiences.

Your creative flair and attention to detail are also key skills for this role.

Ideally with a solid communications background from the private sector (in-house or agency) combined with an understanding of how to navigate the processes and procedures associated with charities / NGOs; you will be confident managing the delivery of a range of communication workstreams; leading on the development of IVCC digital strategy (including the enhancement of the website) as well as other core and digital communications.

As a natural team player, you will demonstrate exceptional diplomacy mirrored with confidence in your proposals and an ability to craft exceptional messages with an agreed common voice that captures all voices in a harmonious and unified way.

Equally important are your time management and planning skills. You will be managing multiple projects and so need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced team and be able to demonstrate that you can balance conflicting priorities. You will be part of the team building the profile, recognition, and awareness of IVCC’s strategic goals, mission, and milestone successes across influential, diverse, and global audiences.

Interested? To apply for the position please follow this link and upload your CV. Only applications with a CV will be considered for the role. To read the full Job Description & Person Specification, please click HERE for more information or a confidential discussion contact Kelly.maddocks@lstmed.ac.uk

Important dates to consider:

Closing Date: 23/11/21

First round interviews scheduled for 9th / 10th December

Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM.  

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience. 

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers. 

About IVCC

IVCC is the only Product Development Partnership (PDP) working in vector control. IVCC was established in 2005, through an initial $50million grant to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is a registered charity in the UK.

IVCC works with stakeholders to facilitate the development of novel and improved public health insecticides and formulations to combat the rapidly growing problem of insecticide resistance. We bring together partners from industry, the public sector and academia to create new solutions to prevent disease transmission. By focusing resources and targeting practical scientific solutions we accelerate the process from innovation to impact.

https://www.ivcc.com/

About LSTM 

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations, and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics. 

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https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2019-2020

 

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