Vital Strategies is focused on strengthening and revitalizing public health systems through design and supporting scalable solutions to leading causes of death, disease and injury. Vital Strategies provides technical assistance, consultation, as well as project management, design and evaluation to a wide range of private and public sector clients, in order to further its mission to improve and save lives, including through non-communicable disease prevention, environmental health and urban health, with specific areas of focus in tobacco control, data for health, cardiovascular health, road safety, overdose prevention, air quality, obesity prevention and tuberculosis research.
The Communication Officer is sought to provide media relations assistance within a strategic communication approach to help create public support for strong road safety policies, programs and measures. The Communication Officer will work closely with local state government agencies to engage journalists, generate media stories, optimize social media, organize journalist workshops and implement a multi-platform strategy to support government and partners’ efforts. They will also support efforts to run social marketing/paid mass media campaigns that are complemented by enforcement strategies.
This is a full-time position for our road safety program in Mumbai, India. This position will be embedded with the Government of Maharashtra; reporting to the Initiative Coordinator with technical guidance from the Senior Communication Manager and Vital Strategies’ Policy Advocacy and Communication (PAC) team, with all activities aligning with government road safety plans and priorities.
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Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply