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  • Posted: Oct 28, 2022
    Deadline: Nov 1, 2022
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  • The Aquaya Institute is an independent, non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to safe, equitable, and sustainable water and sanitation in low-resource settings.
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    Science Writer

    About the position

    As Aquaya’s portfolio of research programs grows, we are seeking an experienced Science Communications Specialist to manage the following key responsibilities:

    • Edit project reports and written deliverables to ensure clear, concise, and accurate transmission of project results and findings;
    • Edit research papers written for peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and other venues to ensure the highest quality of scientific writing;
    • Write research briefs, blog posts, project summaries, newsletter entries, website content, and thought pieces that translate research findings for broad audiences; and
    • Collaborate on the writing and editing of funding proposals.
    • In addition to close collaboration with Aquaya staff members, this position will include engagement with organizations from various countries that partner with Aquaya to conduct research programs.

    Criteria for the position

    The following qualifications are necessary for this position:

    • Demonstrated experience in writing and managing scientific communications in English (3+ years), including peer-reviewed publications and proposals.
    • Graduate degree in journalism, communications, engineering, science, environmental science, or a related field.
    • A combination of training or coursework in both writing/editing and scientific research is preferred.
    • Experience with or interest in international development.
    • Native English speaker, with excellent writing and editing skills.
    • We are also looking for the following skills and attributes:

    Strong work ethic and a commitment to delivery.

    • Outstanding organization and time management skills, with an attention to detail and an ability to establish systems to manage constant flows of information and deliver on deadlines.
    • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the science communication field, for example through past freelance work, professional network involvement, teaching, or volunteer service.
    • Ability to summarize texts and tailor to diverse audiences, while maintaining consistent messaging.
    • Confidence working with Microsoft Office and reference management software.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and provide feedback to strengthen capacity.
    • Proven ability to work closely with a small team and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude and a good sense of humor!
       

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    Communications Associate

    About the Communications Associate position

    As Aquaya’s portfolio of research programs grows, we are seeking a Communications Associate to manage the following key responsibilities:

    • Support the development of digestible dissemination materials for projects and publications, including graphic development and formatting support.
    • Support the development of content for blog posts, internal bulletins, and other communications materials.
    • Create and post social media content.
    • Support ongoing improvements of website content and performance.
    • In addition to close collaboration with Aquaya staff members, this position will include engagement with organizations from various countries that partner with Aquaya to conduct research programs.

    Criteria for the position

    • The following qualifications are necessary for this position:
    • Demonstrated experience in writing and managing successful communications in English (2+ years).
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree – preferably in graphic design, communications, journalism, science, or related field.
    • Experience with or interest in international development.
    • Experience taking and editing photos and videos.
    • Excellent graphic design and presentation skills.
    • Ability to use digital media software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and Microsoft Office.
    • Ability to work with templates and styles within Microsoft Office, including the ability to implement client branding requirements and color schemes.
    • Familiarity with social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
    • Fluency in English, with excellent writing and communication skills.

    We are also looking for the following skills and attributes:

    • Creative and visual mindset. Courage to create something new.
    • Strong work ethic and a commitment to delivery.
    • Outstanding organization and time management skills, with an attention to detail and an ability to establish systems to manage constant flows of information and deliver on deadlines.
    • Proven ability to work closely with a small team and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude and a good sense of humor!
       

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    • Please submit your resume via e-mail to [email protected] along with a thoughtful cover letter and a writing sample by November 1, 2022.
    • Please note that we will not consider applications without a cover letter. In the e-mail subject line, please write ‘Science Communications Specialist’.
    • No phone calls please.

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