Communications Associate, Early Childhood Development Action Network (11567) at PATH

Senior Program Assistant – Epidemic Preparedness and Response at PATH

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Launched in 2016 by UNICEF and the World Bank Group, the Early Childhood Action Network (ECDAN) is a global network that connects, gathers, disseminates, and advocates for cross-sector solutions to improve the overall well-being of young children and families, so that every young child is safe, well-nourished, healthy, happy, and learning.

Since its inception in 2016, hundreds of members of the early childhood development (ECD) community have contributed recommendations for the type of network needed by the ECD community to advance the goals of its agenda — moving from science to scale and accelerating progress towards achieving the relevant Sustainable Development Goals for early childhood development.

ECDAN is currently hosted by PATH.

PATH is seeking a Communications Associate to develop communications materials to support ECDAN’s initiatives and to help manage ECDAN’s digital platforms.


  • Develop and manage communication materials from concept to completion through research, writing, editing, and proofreading content—e.g. newsletter pieces, blog posts, website copy, and project documentation such as presentations and reports
  • Assist in the development and implementation of initiative specific communications strategies
  • Ensure accuracy, quality, and consistency across communications materials; upholding ECDAN’s external look and feel according to its visual identity guidelines
  • Contribute to development of key messages and related materials to support ECDAN’s advocacy campaigns, including the global childcare campaign
  • Assist team members with communication resources for presentations, webinars, and stakeholder meetings
  • Manage a strong web presence through consistent content creation and publishing on the project website, social media channels, and knowledge management portal
  • Coordinate as needed and/or edit and write sections of reports to donors; edit other materials as needed
  • Liaise with external partners on communications-related activities such as publications, calls to action, and blog posts
  • Interact with external contractors such as website developers and graphic designers to communicate needed deliverables and track deliverable progress
  • Support the implementation of frequent webinars

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications or related field, plus 3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in global health-related communications preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in social media and website management
  • Experience managing program newsletters and subscriber lists through MailChimp preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to translate scientific and technical material into stories and content that engage and resonate with target audiences
  • Ability to interact with global colleagues and partners and provide creative solutions in a professional manner
  • Excellent English language writing and editing skills
  • Cover letter required

You must have legal authorization to work in Kenya or the U.S.

Remote Work:

PATH continues to evolve to support our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, most of PATH’s US based positions are temporarily 100% remote, within commuting distance to our PATH offices. When PATH transitions more broadly to in-person work, we will operate with a hybrid workplace model. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are located in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:

PATH has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, interns, consultants, and temporary staff based in the United States. Individuals selected for job opportunities in the United States must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination status, upon hire. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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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