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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. IHME carries out a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. The aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME aims to be nimble and entrepreneurial in its work, taking on daunting analytic challenges in order to provide critical information that can help answer big-picture questions at the most local level possible. We accomplish these aims by working with a range of collaborators across the world. Currently, the Institute engages with more than 7,500 collaborators from more than 150 countries.
IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which are cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.
About the team
The Global Impact Group (GIG) leads IHME’s pursuit to improve health policy and practice through cutting-edge communication and collaboration. GIG runs campaigns to build awareness of the most critical health challenges and works with decision-makers to take informed action. Within GIG, the Global Campaigns team works with media and social media, creating compelling content to help IHME advance policy windows by furnishing evidence in the right format, at the right time, and to the right stakeholders, to inform decision-making.
About the role
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Communications Officer, Multimedia on the Global Campaigns team. The primary purpose of this position will be to work in close collaboration with team members and leaders to develop and implement IHME’s communications strategy and lead targeted outreach efforts to build impact from IHME research among audiences globally.
Content marketing strategy and management
• Contribute to the planning, portfolio management, and priority setting of the Global Campaigns team.
• Develop and deploy a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, methods, inputs, results, messages, and future implications of IHME’s research portfolio and key issues in population health.
• Take on other duties as part of the overall Global Impact Group as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communications, mathematics, engineering, public health, or related field plus three years of work experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• At least 3 years’ work experience in journalism, communications, or other multimedia role(s).
• Strong interest in global health and health policy.
• This position works on a global team and with a global network of stakeholders; as such, evening and weekend work may occasionally be required to fulfill job duties.
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