Junior Communications Consultant

Title: Junior Communications Consultant
Location: Hanoi
Division: PATH Mekong Program

PATH is currently recruiting for a Junior Communications Consultant to support the production of high quality communications materials in English, for a variety of audiences.

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH’s work in Vietnam began in 1980 with a project to improve local condom manufacturing capacity. Other projects in reproductive health followed, and in 1997, we opened a permanent office in Hanoi. We broadened our focus from contraceptive technologies to wider health issues, including emerging and epidemic diseases; vaccines and immunization; reproductive, maternal, and child health; and digital health solutions. For more than 35 years, we have collaborated with a diverse range of partners to help improve health in Vietnam.

The Junior Communications Consultant may support any or all of PATH’s projects in Vietnam as required, working under the management of the Mekong Regional Communications Officer.   


  • Editing, writing and proofreading a wide variety of communications materials for audiences including donors, the global public health community, Vietnamese partners, and the media. These materials may include presentations, press releases, reports, and publications.
  • Working with technical teams to gather and develop content and stories for project, partner and donor communications.
  • Liaising with technical teams to ensure accuracy and clarity of technical content.
  • Ensuring that PATH quality standards and design norms are met for materials by helping team members comply with established procedures and processes.
  • Researching and identifying communications opportunities which may arise through online channels, the media, academic outlets like conferences, or others.

Required skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, communications, international development, or other relevant field
  • Strong writing skills across a variety of different styles
  • Fluency in English
  • English native speaker
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate good working relationships with diverse colleagues
  • Interest in global health and nonprofits, alongside commitment to applying principles of equity and dignity in communicating about health issues
  • Ability to learn about and translate complex concepts into accessible, interesting copy
  • An understanding of the Vietnam cultural and socio-economic context
  • IT competency with the ability to create attractive communications materials
  • Experience working in communications, advocacy, or reporting related to health or development preferred.

The consultant will be provided with working space at the PATH office in Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, and will be expected to be available in the office for up to 16 hours per week. The consultant must be able to provide their own computer.

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter with contacts of three references and a CV to Ms. Nguyen Thi Tham at [email protected] by 31 May 2017.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Wed, 2017-05-31