Communications Manager
Columbia University - New York, NY

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Department

8214- PFH HDPFH

Location

Medical Center

Job Type

Officer Part-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

NA

Hours Per Week

21

Job Family

Communications

Salary Grade

Officer 105

Salary Range

commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description

Grant Funded: The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health seeks a Communications Manager for the Program on Forced Migration and Health for the Network on the Care and Protection of Children in Crisis (CPC Network), an interagency initiative with the secretariat based at the PFMH. The CPC Network was established in 2008 as a mechanism to strengthen and systematize child care and protection in crisis-settings through a collaborative action of humanitarian agencies, local institutions and academic partners. To this end, the CPC Network undertakes innovative research and builds evidence to affect change in child protection policy and practice. The Communications Officer will develop and implement an effective internal communication strategy for the Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Network. The Officer will work to create materials and mechanisms to foster greater interaction among Network members, external partners and various international sub-groups (i.e., PLGs and global task forces) and engage new academic partners, particularly in the global South. Specific activities will include: 1. Analyzing and reporting the impact of CPC's communications activities with recommendations for improvements. 2. Conducting needs assessment surveys and interviews with Network Steering Committee members and directors of the PLGs and global task forces to determine the communications mechanisms and kinds of information/materials that these constituencies would consider most helpful to them in their work. 3. Developing a coherent communications, policy advocacy, and resource mobilization strategy that capitalizes on the gains of the CPC Network in recent years while moving to much higher levels of impact. 4. Updating the CPC Network's current communications mechanisms and introduce new ones such as social media channels in order to improve information flows within the CPC Network and beyond. 5. Creating new advocacy materials that position the CPC Network with U.S. and other policymakers and leverage new developments that expand understanding and access to evidence-based child protection programs worldwide. 6. Developing a comprehensive database that includes all of the CPC Network-affiliated organizations and all of the other key networks and organizations that are working to address child 7. Working on special projects as assigned by the Director of the CPC Network. A WRITING SAMPLE IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience. The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Leadership and management experience is essential. Must have depth and breadth of experience working in two or more African countries. At least two years of international experience required

Preferred Qualifications

Masters preferred. Extensive travel and work in Africa, especially Liberia and Ethiopia, preferred.

Special Instructions

Special Indications This position works with:
There are no special indications for this position

HIPAA Compliance training required

Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required

No

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?

Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date

02-12-2013

Requisition Close Date

Open Until Filled

Quick Link

jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=134418

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Local Hiring

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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