USAID Learning Project Communications Specialist Job Vacancy – QED Group, LLC

Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project: USAID/Uganda
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About QED:
The QED Group,
LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical
solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management
techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core
practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work
with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors,
private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the
world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the
U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About USAID Project:
The
USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning project (Learning Contract) is
the five-year organizational program support vehicle through which USAID/Uganda
will pursue realizing its development objectives within the complicated and
shifting Ugandan development context. 
The purpose of the Learning Contract is to provide monitoring,
evaluation and learning support services and build capacity of USAID/Uganda to
implement USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting methodology to
strengthen the implementation of USAID/Uganda’s Country Development Cooperation
Strategy and enhance USAID’s organizational effectiveness.
Job Summary: The Communications
Specialist will provide overall communications and graphics design support to
the Learning Contract team.  The
incumbent will work closely with the KM/OL team on tasks related to content
management, multimedia capture and production, event support, social media, and
promotion and outreach, in addition to providing support on other activities as
needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Write and disseminate communication pieces including
the Learning Contract monthly update.
·        
Manage internally- and externally-generated content
to ensure relevance and timeliness.
·        
Ensure photo documentation of LC activities and
incorporation into annual and quarterly reports
·        
Support M&E team in editing reports, evaluations
and studies and representing data using visuals
·        
Conduct outreach and engagement activities on new
products, activities, and services.
·        
Design and develop learning materials, toolkits, and
other products targeted toward diverse audiences including USAID, implementing
partners, and the Mission’s key development partners and stakeholders.
·        
Render support in developing and implementing creative
and innovative ways to support the utilization of evaluations across stakeholders.
·        
Advise on communications strategy development and
other activity planning as needed.
·        
Copy edit and proofread print, web, and other
content.
·        
Support the development of new graphical material,
and keep graphics updated over the life of the project.
·        
Capture and develop multimedia products where
required.
·        
Work closely with USAID’s program and technical
offices to refine targeted messages.
·        
Actively participate in periodic program reviews
with the leadership team.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the USAID QED Group
Communications Specialist career job must hold a degree in communications,
journalism, or related field.
·        
A minimum of four years of progressive
communications experience.
·        
Excellent all-around communication skills.
·        
Ability to work under tight deadlines.
·        
Knowledge of layout and graphical best practices.
·        
Prior experience with online communications
platforms, such as MailChimp and Constant Contact.
·        
Ability to translate complex ideas and information
for general understanding.
·        
Working knowledge of USAID branding, marking, and
style guidelines is an added advantage
·        
Knowledge of and an interest in international
development.
·        
Excellent ability in working with MS Office suite
and Adobe Creative Suite.
·        
Excellent organizational, writing and communications
skills.
·        
Fluency in English required, knowledge of Swahili,
Luganda and/or other local languages is an advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should send
their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here,
expressing interest to qed.recruitment.me.specialist@gmail.com with the subject
line as “ATTN: Communications Specialist.”
Deadline: Friday, 15th January, 2016 by
5:00 pm

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