Communications Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 10 December 2019
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Closing on 18 December 2019
  • Current

Job Description

The role:

The Communications Manager will provide technical and strategic direction to the Better Health Programme’s communication channels (including social media), products and systems. This includes developing, implementing and monitoring a robust communications strategy.

Specific responsibilities include inter alia:

  • Update and develop the programme Communications Strategy created during Inception, develop a detailed workplan and work with programme team to conduct a stakeholder mapping and segmentation exercise key specifically for programme communications.
  • Lead on the integration of key recommendations from the communications strategy developed in inception into the programme approach
  • Lead on the implementation of the Communications Strategy by working with the rest of the team and with partners and key stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Team Leader and the MREL Manager to identify and produce well written content targeted at specific audiences; materials such as articles/relevant stories, briefings, case studies, and other materials to communicate the programme’s aims and objectives, results and lessons, and share them internally and externally.
  • Provide technical, strategic advice and programmatic direction for the development and implementation of the programme’s communications activities and products, working with the international communications consultant to produce relevant products in English for the UK sector.
  • Ensure that good practice is central to all communications on NCDs.
  • In coordination with the Output leads and with direction from the Team Leader, develop and facilitate dialogue with Mexican government and key stakeholders in Mexico
  • Ensure that all communications have language and images that support gender equality and social inclusion and that the programme communications support the Gender and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan
  • Support the team to develop internal communications products for inclusive ways of working.
  • With the other team members, nurture and maintain team spirit and a collegial working environment that reflects DAI’s core principals of integrity, responsibility, excellence and global citizenship and the programmes commitments to gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Comply with DAI ethics, safeguarding and security policies and procedures

Person specification:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience of working in a programme communications or similar capacity in or around the Mexican government or health sector.
  • Write, edit and proof-read in Spanish to a high level of competence, including working with technical content (Spanish mother tongue).
  • Strong spoken and written English, ability to read and comment on documents in English, and communicate with UK team
  • Some experience of providing communications support for events, workshops, and conferences
  • Ability to engage and work closely with programme team, ability to work well with colleagues in British Embassy, FCO Post and other PF project teams.


All project staff (LTTA, STTA, ICAs, and others) are responsible for:

  • The safety and security of themselves and co-workers.
  • Adhering to security instructions issued in the Project Security Plan (PSP) or issued by the Security Focal Point (SFP).

Staff have a responsibility to report to the SFP any of the following;

  • Any threat or incident directly affecting staff safety or project continuity.
  • Updates on the security situation in their area of responsibility.
  • All travel plans, including contact information and estimated dates of travel.

The last date for submission of applications is 18th December 2019.

About the Organization

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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