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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 30, 2023
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    Lifebox is a global nonprofit tackling the crisis of unsafe surgery. Through tools, training, and partnerships, we make surgery and anesthesia safer worldwide. Lifebox was founded by the same individuals that created the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist – including Dr. Atul Gawande. Since 2011, Lifebox has worked in 116 countries, trained more than 12...
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    Communications Officer


    In close collaboration with Lifebox communications and marketing team and key partners, the Communications Officer will communicate the objectives and impact of Lifebox and its key partners through the creation and dissemination of communications materials tailored for specific platforms and targeted audiences.

    • Participate in the development, writing, editing, and proofreading of a wide variety of communication materials
    • Develop ideas, research, and create content (stories, interviews, reports, photo essays, communications campaigns etc.) for Lifebox platforms (e.g. website, social media) and key partners;
    • Work closely with program and clinical team members turning programmatic and clinical updates into engaging communications for key Lifebox platforms and targeted audiences
    • Develop and oversee Lifebox presence at key professional conferences and events, both online and in-person
    • Work closely with Lifebox team members to disseminate information to internal constituencies for effective internal communications;
    • Manage relevant vendor relations in accordance with Lifebox policies and procedures.
    • Participate as an active member of the Lifebox Communications team, including attending planning meetings and creative sessions, contributing ideas and suggestions, and working to support global team collaboration.



    • Three to five years’ relevant media relations experience, preferably in global health, with a track record of generating media coverage;
    • relevant experience, preferably in global health
    • Excellent written communications skills, with ability to write, edit, and proofread a broad range of communication materials for a variety of audiences;
    • Ability to distil complex medical and scientific information into compelling stories and accessible materials for a variety of platforms and audiences;
    • Strong ability to manage multiple initiatives and priorities at a time; and
    • Excellent proficiency in English. Additional languages an asset, particularly French.
    • Experience in content creation for social media messaging, web-optimization, and promotion.
    • Knowledge of digital marketing analytics and search engine optimization

    Personal Attributes

    • Passion for and strong commitment to Lifebox’s work and goals;
    • Flexible and comfortable with a fast-paced international work environment;
    • Proactive, with a proven ability to take initiative;
    • Ability to prioritise competing tasks; and
    • Willingness to travel regionally and internationally.

    Method of Application

    To apply please email your CV and a cover letter as a single document explaining your motivation and how you are best suited for this position to

    Please note the following:

    Correspondence will only be entered with candidates who have been short-listed. If you have not received a reply within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

    Closing date: 30 June 2023

    Lifebox is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity

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