India Communications Manager/Senior Manager

Delhi - India (preferred but open to candidates in other locations in India)

31 Aug 2022

Delhi - India (preferred but open to candidates in other locations in India)

Full Time

1

5 years

Location: India, Delhi preferred, but open to candidates in other locations in India

Full-time; Exempt

Our Vision and Mission – WomenLift Health is committed to expanding the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalysing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership. We envision a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform health outcomes.

Our Work – Established in 2019, we work to advance equality in health leadership through a range of actions at the individual, institutional and societal levels. Our signature “Leadership Journey” gives mid-career women the tools, along with peer, mentor and coach support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership for health impact. In addition, our work includes pushing conversations and partnerships with health institutions and taking steps to prioritise gender equality. It also includes driving a global discussion about the importance of women’s leadership and amplifying the voices of national and global health leaders, including at our annual conference, Women Leaders in Global Health.

Our Culture and Values – We are building a diverse, entrepreneurial team of people who bring unique cultural and technical perspectives and experiences. We welcome results-oriented problem-solvers of any nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. We are a growing organisation that is committed to building a culture with our partners that values:

  • Collaborative leadership that celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences and ensures everyone contributes to their full potential.
  • Partnership grounded in humility, respect, empathy, and inclusion.
  • Transformative change based upon bold, strategic thinking combined with adaptability and pragmatic action.
  • Spirit of learning that ensures we are open, forward-looking, constructive, and committed to growing collectively and individually.
  • Achieving impact by improving global health and gender equality.

POSITION SUMMARY

WomenLift Health is seeking an experienced and dynamic India Communications Manager/Senior Manager to work under the direction of the South Asia Region and Global Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director and in close collaboration with their counterparts in the communications teams based in India and other countries around the globe. The India Communications Manager/Senior Manager will play an important role in implementing WomenLift Health’s communications strategy and will provide support in content creation, stakeholder management and managing the overall communications portfolio for WomenLift Health in India.

This position will require high-level strategic thinking and strong program management skills to ensure planning and effective implementation. The incumbent must be a self-starter and self-driven learner; relish co-creating with a team; and demonstrate excellent project management and oral and written communication skills. They must possess a keen eye for detail, planning and organization. The ideal candidate should be able to toggle adeptly between working independently and in a team, and exercise clear judgment when delineating issues that can be managed independently versus those that should be escalated to supervisors. Keen observation, emotional intelligence, astute judgment and proficient management skills are critical to success in this position.

This recruitment is for 1 full-time (100% FTE) position and will report to the South Asia Region and Global MEL Director.

Manager/Senior Manager title will depend on education, qualifications, and past work experience.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working closely with the South Asia Region Director and the India and Global communications team, the India Communications Manager/Senior Manager will:

  • Contribute to the development of and implement a cohesive communications strategy, which includes envisioning and designing activities to build a movement to power WomenLift Health’s mission, and creating and implementing stakeholder, media and social media strategies for WomenLift Health in India
  • Provide communications support to WomenLift Health’s core programs, including generating demand and planning application launches for WomenLift Health’s signature Leadership Journey, PowerUp workshops, and so on
  • Support WomenLift Health’s internal communications, including preparing PowerPoint presentations, creating checklists and process documentation, and publishing guidelines
  • Strategize on new products, launches, events and promotions
  • Identify opportunities for WomenLift Health at important events related to gender equality and health in India
  • Develop, launch and manage in-person and virtual events independently
  • Lead the writing, production, design and distribution of a wide variety of publications and collateral materials, including opinion articles, reports, press releases, newsletters, presentations, podcasts, statements and other e-communications
  • Support and manage the creation of digital, video, audio and print content
  • Ensure quality control of all information released
  • Establish and support relationships with key external stakeholder groups through personalised meetings and outreach, especially with the press and influential media and social media partners, both at national and state levels

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Media, Journalism, Public Policy or related field
  • This position requires at least 5–10 years of relevant work experience, with at least 3 years of independent portfolio management. Experience working in communications for non-profit, media, academic or research organizations is desirable
  • Experience with a diverse set of stakeholders and liaising with external agencies and vendors; a proven track record of managing deadlines; and an aptitude for multimedia content production
  • Proven experience in executing communications strategies
  • Ability to think analytically and strategically and work under tight deadlines

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Communication skills: Detail-oriented, with excellent writing, copy-editing and interpersonal skills. Deep understanding of the key principles of communicating messages in ways that non-technical audiences can understand. The incumbent needs to be precise, clear and creative
  • Organization: Excellent strategic thinking and ability to handle multiple projects at once, meet deadlines and effectively manage time. Is able to bring consistently high levels of thoroughness and initiative to all projects undertaken
  • Demonstrated success in following through and successfully completing projects in a timely manner
  • Interpersonal skills: Proven ability to collaborate and co-create with international teams and with clients and external stakeholders
  • Experience in working with diverse stakeholders from different sectors, cultures, religions and disciplines
  • Depth of experience, maturity, confidence, ability to learn and adapt, and give and receive feedback
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment with minimal supervision
  • Experience with web content management systems
  • Familiarity with content creation tools (Adobe suite, Canva, etc.)
  • Experience with analytics software, Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics, as well as social media platform reporting
  • Ability to exercise cultural competency and work respectfully with a diverse team across varied cultures, geographies and time zones

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (PREFERRED):

●      Additional Indian language preferred but not required

Manager/Senior Manager title will depend on education, qualifications, and past work experience.

HIRING STATEMENT

We are looking for talent that is passionate, self-driven, flexible, able to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment that shows strong initiative and ability to manage assigned project deliverables with minimal supervision proactively.  

The talent will be hired through either GFS Consulting Private Limited (India) for WomenLift Health. Global Finance Strategies (GFS), founded in 2012, is a subsidiary of Global Health Strategies (GHS), which has been providing expert consulting services to clients working in international health and development for nearly 15 years. GFS has offices in New York, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Nairobi and Johannesburg and supports work in diverse African countries, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.   

GFS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.