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ACTION has an exciting job opportunity available:  Communications Manager

ACTION Communications Manager

The ACTION Secretariat, co-located in Washington, DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, is seeking a highly motivated individual to oversee and coordinate ACTION's communication strategies and to manage the ACTION brand.


RESULTS / RESULTS Educational Fund combines the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to end poverty. By empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change, we leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people in the US and around the world the health, education, and economic opportunity they need to thrive.

ACTION is a global partnership of locally rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases. We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health. ACTION's primary areas of focus include: the fight against global tuberculosis, expanding access to childhood vaccines, and ending undernutrition.

Position description:

Reporting to the ACTION Director, the Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating ACTION’s communication strategies and managing ACTION’s brand. By creating and supervising the creation of joint messaging and media strategies across ACTION partners and supporting partners’ individual communications strategies, the Communications Manager contributes to the partnership’s overall advocacy impact. The role includes both managing overall media engagement and messaging strategies, supporting ongoing/routine communication activities, and coalition engagement within the health sector and across sectors. The Communications Manager supervises elements of ACTION Associates’, fellows’, and interns’ communications work, and may directly supervise staff as the ACTION Secretariat team grows or adapts to a new strategic framework. Together, the Communications Manager and his/her staff ensure that the partnership uses traditional and social media, messaging, branding, and marketing effectively and efficiently to further partners’ and joint advocacy goals on TB, child health, nutrition, and cross-cutting global health priorities. The Communications Manager works closely with the Knowledge and Program Manager, who is responsible for project management of partnership-wide communication activities and content management.

The Communications Manager is accountable for the successful development of effective media and communication strategies across the partnership and coordination and support of partners’ activities and strategies; acting as a resource to ACTION’s media champions program; and the creation and dissemination of high-quality, consistent and compelling communications content to support ACTION’s shared advocacy goals. The Communications Manager is a key member of the ACTION Secretariat team, a critical support and mentor to ACTION partner communications and advocacy staff, and a key link between ACTION’s work and the RESULTS communications team.


1. Communications Strategy and Brand Leadership (60%)

2. Support to Joint Communication Activities (10%)

3. Coalition Engagement (30%)

Desired skills and qualifications:

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to jobs@results.org. Please include "ACTION Communications Manager" in the subject line of your email.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, or any other protected status. For more information about RESULTS, please visit our website at www.results.org.


We are not actively recruiting interns at this time; however, you can send your CV and a cover letter to info@action.org if you would like to be considered for internships in the future. Please indicate clearly in the cover letter which issue area interests you and why.


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