Manager- Communications

Last date of application
 05-Jan-23 23:59 HR
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Manager - Communications, Society for Education, Action, and Research in Community Health (SEARCH), Gadchiroli, Maharashtra


1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Manager - Communications, SEARCH, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra



History: Inspired by the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, and equipped by their medical training in India, and subsequent, training in public health and research at the Johns Hopkins University, the doctor couple Abhay and Rani Bang, founded Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) in 1986.


SEARCH is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working in the poorest, semi-tribal district, Gadchiroli, in the state of Maharashtra, (India), 1000 km away from Mumbai.


Vision: SEARCH’s vision is 'Aarogya-Swaraj' which means ‘People’s Health in People's Hands’, by empowering individuals and communities to take charge of their own health, and thereby, help them achieve freedom from disease as well as dependence.


Mission: Mission of SEARCH is service, training, empowerment, and research in health of the communities as expressed in its name.


Headquarters: ‘Shodhgram’, located 17 km from the district headquarters of the Gadchiroli district. The campus, spread over 47 Acres, is modeled over a mix of Gandhian Ashram, tribal village, and modern facilities. It has more than 80 buildings including hospital, research center, training centers, training hostels, library, administrative offices, guest houses, tribal museum, community centers, mess cum dining facilities, residential facilities for 120 staff, solar plant, playground, organic farm, and a small lake.


With a team of 150+ professionals and 150+ Community Health Workers, SEARCH has emerged as one of the most reputed and credible grass root service and research organizations in India. SEARCH strives to make important breakthroughs to solve public health problems in India and around the world, over the past 36 years.

For more information about SEARCH, please visit


Reporting to the Chairman, SEARCH, the Manager – Communications (MC) shall be responsible for managing the communications division for SEARCH. S/he would be responsible for the communication of the activities of SEARCH with the larger society and specific target groups. The MC will manage and maintain relationships with media groups/ journalists, well-wishers, and civil society.


Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Set the agenda for managing the Communication Division in consultation with the Chairman, SEARCH;

(2) Through effective communication, aim to share, influence and update external stakeholders and audience, ensure effective branding and positioning for SEARCH;
(3) Assist the Chairman, SEARCH in certain strategic/ policy communication;
(4) Capture learnings from specific projects through regular field visit;
(5) Coordinate with journalists in print, electronic and digital media to regularly share the news on the work of SEARCH and plan stories on SEARCH;
(6) Facilitate production of short, medium and full-length film on various key programs of SEARCH and disseminate;
(7) Produce annual report of SEARCH;
(8) Produce brochures and reports on the various programs of SEARCH;
(9) Ensure the optimum use of the past and present communication material (photos, articles, films etc.) database of SEARCH;
(10) Develop other diverse communication products as website and social media tools, circulars, YouTube channel, Twitter handle, case studies, photo essays, infographics, etc.



Graduate or Postgraduate in any field from a reputed institution;

(1) Minimum four years’ relevant experience with Media Group / PR Company / Creative Agency / Communication Division of other large for-profit or non-profit organization and/ or proven experience of creative writing in the development sector;
(2) S/he should understand the different, approaches and products used for communication, as well as the perspective of the different target groups;

Skills and Competencies
(1) S/he should have the ability and creative skills to develop various communication materials using different communication tools;
(2) Should be able to steer to guide the SEARCH team in using social media and modern media tools;

(3) Passion for development and an understanding of the social impact space;
(4) Proficiency in English writing.
(5) Excellent written and oral/ presentation communication in English, Hindi, and Marathi;


Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history; Provident Fund, Medical Insurance, and Gratuity will be applicable as per the policy of SEARCH.

Other Benefits:
(1) Accommodation: Shall be provided in the Shodhgram campus (for an individual or family, as per need);
(2) Growth of the Individual: SEARCH strives to create a clear path for career progression for the professional by providing learning opportunities through mentoring by eminent medical professionals, courses, workshops, and field visits;
(3) Health Care: Primary and secondary medical care provided shall be free of cost in the hospital of SEARCH for staff, as well as immediate family members;
(4) Education of Children: Free pick up and drop back facility for children in school at Gadchiroli town (with CBSE school till 12th standard); Scholarship to children of Staff is provided for higher education as per the policy of SEARCH;
(5) Spouse: SEARCH considers the position of Spouse of the candidate empathetically, and though not assured, strives to explore an appropriate job for the spouse based on the need and competencies of the candidate;
(6) Leave Policy: 16 days of summer vacation; 7 days of Diwali vacation; 7 casual leaves;12 public holidays can be availed in a year.

6. LOCATION: Shodhgram, Campus of SEARCH in Gadchiroli District


Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612


Eligible candidates interested in the position can apply using the link by or before January 5, 2023.