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Communications Research Assistant

Project Description

Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) is a research project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health in collaboration with the JHU Water Institute and in-country partner universities and research institutes.
PMA2020 is designed to facilitate annual progress reporting in support of the goals and principles of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). The project supports nationally representative household and facility surveys that utilize a mobile-assisted data collection and dissemination system to produce low-cost and rapid-turnaround data. PMA2020 data are used to routinely update national health indicatorscurrently in 11 countries in Africa and Asia.

Position Description

We seek a motivated Masters-level research assistant to provide overall back-stopping support to our communications and program teams for the design, coordination, and dissemination of communications materials of PMA2020 survey results with a global audience. Tasks may include:
+ Assistance in preparing reports, data briefs, data sets, and other publications.
+ Writing blogposts and news stories for web content.
+ Creating and/or analysis of web and social media content.
+ Monitoring online and published resources for mentions of project activities.
+ Coordination and logistics support for PMA2020-sponsored events and annual meetings.
This position is particularly well-suited for someone with a background and interest in communications and media, and dissemination health data to a wide audience, and who is willing to be flexible and take on a diverse array of tasks. 


+ Master’s student at Johns Hopkins, with experience in communications and/or media, survey research and design, mHealth, and/or research program coordination,
+ An interest in global reproductive health; water, sanitation and hygiene; nutrition; and/or maternal and child health.
+ Must be a fast learner with independent problem solving ability, attention to detail, and strong communication skills.
+ Requires the capacity to work quickly and independently, as the environment is fast-paced with many moving parts.
+ Proficent in Adobe InDesign.
+ Experience withweb design, and/or social media a plus.
+ French, proficiency a plus. Position is based in Baltimore (with some work being  remote). 

How to Apply: 

This position will typically require 10 hours per week, depending on work load, and is flexible to accommodate student’s schedule. Interested applicants should send a resume with expression of interest to