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Communications and Advocacy Associate

About the Position

Associates at Global Health Strategies are key, visible members of project teams, given high-impact, meaningful work from day one. Working alongside peers and senior management, Associates help develop and execute communications and advocacy strategies for our clients. Our work is driven by our commitment to the issues, which in turn drives our commitment to enhancing our client s efforts to address some of the world s toughest health challenges. Associates have a range of responsibilities related to communications, advocacy and client or project management. Communications

Drafting and editing documents, including press releases, fact sheets, speeches, Q&As
Identifying trends, opportunities and key reporters in the US, Europe, Africa and emerging markets
Maintaining databases of media contacts
Monitoring topic-specific global health developments and media coverage
Liaising with journalists to ensure and guide coverage of key global health issues
Developing a thorough understanding of the global health and science media landscape

Researching global health policies and funding opportunities
Identifying invitees, developing agendas or presentations, and managing the logistics for advocacy events
Drafting research, policy analyses, reports and presentations
Client/Project Management

Tracking project team monthly activities and account deliverables
Managing team calendars and travel logistics
Liaising with clients on projects and deliverables
Updating the larger team on project developments and status
Attending events and meetings with senior management on behalf of clients
Desired Traits

The right candidate will be whip-smart, poised and an exceptional written communicator. While in-depth knowledge of global health is not required, a demonstrated passion for social change is essential.

Well-organized and detail-oriented
Comfortable in a fast-paced international environment
Excellent research skills
Quick learner
Capable of working with minimal supervision
Experience with project management
Willing to work evenings and weekends as necessary
Required Qualifications

Bachelor s degree
1-2 years of work experience
Microsoft Office proficiency
Valuable Qualifications

Foreign language skills (French or Spanish, in particular)
International work experience
Communications, public relations, or journalism experience
Global health experience
Master s degree in a related field

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Logistical shake-up puts more emphasis on the Port of Tyne

THE Renault-Nissan Alliance has established the Port of Tyne in north-east England as its common regional entry point for vehicles imported from Renault and Nissan plants overseas. Establishing a single port in northern England is the latest step from the fully integrated Renault-Nissan logistics team, which generated more than 169 million in savings last year. The unified Alliance logistics team has already created common packing materials, integrated shipping and cargo operations, and put in place common logistics operations in Europe.

An integrated team also supports customs and trade across the Alliance. This team has negotiated better terms and implemented common practices to establish optimized customs and trade policies worldwide, contributing more than 84 million per year in cost savings and cost avoidance. Since 1995, Nissan has used Port of Tyne as its main entry port into the UK for vehicles manufactured overseas.

Nissan employs more than 6,000 workers and last year produced 510,000 vehicles at its plant in Sunderland, home of the Nissan Qashqai, Juke and Note vehicles. The new version of the Note is shown in our pictures. Nissan s partner Renault formerly relied on the Port of Teesport as its regional entry point for Renault vehicles and had also planned to receive Dacia vehicles there.

As part of an Alliance tender activity in 2012 the benefits of consolidating the ports were confirmed and the recommendation to make Port of Tyne sole port in the region for the import of Alliance vehicles was ratified.

Christian Mardrus, Renault-Nissan Alliance Managing Director for Logistics, said: Moving to a single, consolidated port is the latest step in the deepening collaboration between Renault and Nissan.

Using the same port in this critical region reduces overall costs and complexity.

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Logistical shake-up puts more emphasis on the Port of Tyne

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A detailed analysis entitled European Rail Freight Transport Market 2014 is now available from SCI Verkehr ( www.sci.de 1 ). Despite high expectations, the study says, European rail freight transport ended 2013 with negative results in transport performance and profits once again. The various restructuring programmes of transport companies in rail freight transport have not yet been able to achieve a significant trend turnaround in order to increase transport performance or profits.

The causes for this are to some extent outside the sphere of influence of the companies themselves: the cooling economic climate within Europe on the one hand and fierce intermodal competition, often including predatory pricing from road transport companies, on the other represent fundamental external disturbances which require a legislative framework from politicians. Nonetheless, SCI Verkehr has noted influencing factors which Europe s freight railways can create themselves. These include above all the comprehensive modernisation of internal activities, structures and processes, but also size optimisation through company mergers and alliances.

There is substantial unused potential for increasing efficiency here, which could unlock a turnaround in profitability. Transport performance of railway companies shrunk further in 2013. Although a catch-up effect was noted in 2010 and 2011 following the global financial crisis, most countries have not come close to the pre-crisis level.

Some rail freight companies shrunk so dramatically in their transport performance that the 2007 peak level will not be achieved in the long term. The market volume for rail freight transport in 2012 amounted to about ‘ 17 billion. This value is 5% below the level of the previous year, and will not be exceeded in 2013.

The situation is far removed from the goal of both politicians and the companies to significantly increase transport per rail: the modal share of rail transport has continued to display a falling trend since 2000.

In the long term, SCI Verkehr anticipates a revival of freight transport by rail, with a CAGR of about 1.3% annually until 2020.

References ^ www.sci.de (www.sci.de)

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