Technical Communications Associate- Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (Los Angeles) The Technical Communications Associate, under the supervision of the Senior Technical Editor, will be a key contributor to the development and dissemination of technical publications and tools related to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's (the Foundation's) HIV/ AIDS program implementation activities in 17 countries worldwide. Key aims of the Foundation's technical documentation activities are to support country-level program implementation and to promote awareness of Foundation activities and programs to diverse internal and external audiences.
In collaboration with other team members within the Global Technical Policy Unit as well as other U.S.- and non-U.S.-based staff, the Technical Communications Associate will provide a combination of research, writing, and editorial support for the development of white papers, program briefs, best practices/lessons learned documents, technical newsletters, peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and other documents and materials. S/he will also assist in the development of tools and the management of processes that broadly serve to enhance the culture of knowledge-sharing across the Foundation.
Self-motivation, excellent time management, ability to work independently, and attention to detail are vital.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Support the execution of a Foundation-wide technical communications strategy through the writing, editing, and dissemination of documents intended for a global audience; • Work within a cross-disciplinary team to produce technical publications that document global lessons learned in the Foundation's HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention programs; • Provide writing and editorial support for documents originating from the Global Technical Policy Unit and the Foundation's Country Programs, such as abstracts, position papers, program briefs, best practices reports, and technical newsletters; • Support training activities intended to build the capacity of Foundation staff in technical documentation through the development/ adaptation of curriculum materials and workshop planning and facilitation; • Source and coordinate the work of contracted service providers (e.g., designers, proofreaders, translators, etc.) during document production; • Use Internet- and e-mail-based technologies and tools to support institutional knowledge-sharing and the dissemination of technical information to a global audience; • Perform other duties as required. Additional Qualifications: Required Qualifications • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Public Health, Journalism, English, Communications, or similar preferred; • 2-3 years work experience in public health, journalism, communications, publishing, or related fields; • 2-3 years experience writing and/or editing publications intended for a scientific or other professional audience; • Proficient in Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) • Some Web publishing experience and/or basic knowledge of HTML is a plus; • Familiar with international HIV prevention, care, and treatment principles and practices; • Some experience in the development and/or design of training materials preferred;
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Basic understanding of medical terminology, especially related to HIV/AIDS; • Considerable knowledge of editing and publishing practices (electronic and print); • Ability to use the Internet to source and disseminate public health information; • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and • Excellent communication and organizational skills with demonstrated success working in a multicultural team environment; pleasant and efficient communicator by phone and email. • Expert knowledge of English grammar, composition, and style; • Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the time. • Fluency in French and/or Portuguese is a plus. How to Apply: Please apply online atwww.pedaids.org.