Communications Associate

Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Inc. (CDDEP)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 27

Position description

CDDEP is a public health research organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, India. Its mission is "to produce independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and wellbeing of human populations around the world." Founded in 2009, CDDEP and its team of economists, epidemiologists, disease modelers, policy and risk analysts carry out research on malaria, antibiotic resistance, disease control priorities, environmental health, alcohol and tobacco, and various other diseases. Research is divided across four areas: disease dynamics and behavior, disease dynamics and information structure, delivery of new technologies for disease control, and innovative financing. More information about CDDEP can be found at

CDDEP invites applications for a Communications Associate to support the organization’s daily communications activities and help to develop and implement long-term strategies to broaden outreach and policy impact. The Communications Associate, who will be based in New Delhi. S/he will work closely with a Washington, DC and New Delhi team of researchers and collaborators to disseminate research findings to media, policymakers, and the general public through a variety of print and digital avenues. 

Communications Associate responsibilities are:

External Communications and Outreach

  • Drafting and disseminating digital communications, including newsletters (e.g., CDDEP Weekly Digest) and press releases
  • Tracking ongoing research projects, coordinating press promotions and policy outreach as findings emerge
  • Maintaining and expanding CDDEP’s social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Attending relevant hearings and press briefings and reporting on these events for the CDDEP blog

Creating and Updating Web Content

  • Working with a content management system (CMS) to maintain CDDEP websites and upload new publications, presentations, and other resources
  • Soliciting content, drafting and editing posts, and uploading new material to CDDEP’s blog

Maintaining Internal Communications Resources

  • Sustaining and developing CDDEP contacts database, including media, policy, and research lists
  • Updating internal staff resources, including public health conference calendar and web content schedule


Applicants should have 3-4 years of experience working in non-profit communications, and should be highly motivated, creative, intellectually curious, and able to work independently. Candidates should also possess the following qualities:

  • Strong interest and background in global health policy – undergraduate emphasis on public policy, international relations, global health or journalism preferred
  • Highly organized with superior written and oral communications skills
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders and audiences
  • Ability to synthesize complex scientific and economic research for a lay audience 
  • Familiarity with website CMS, social media, and Salesforce CRM preferred 

CDDEP is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 5 pages) and three references by email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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