USAID Communications Director Employment Opportunity – Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:        Communications Director
Organization: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name: Uganda Youth
Leadership for Agriculture Activity (UYLA)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
Chemonics International Inc. is certified consulting company that has
partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and
economic change around the world for overe 40 years.
About Feed the Future Program:
Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security
initiative, is establishing a foundation for lasting progress against global
hunger. The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture is a 5 year
Activity which will support Ugandan partners, with youth in the lead, to
identify and drive forward sustainable, inclusive, and cost-effective
approaches that put youth, especially female youth, squarely in the agriculture
sector as leaders, farmers, entrepreneurs, and employees. The purpose of this
flagship activity is to increase economic opportunities for approximately 350,000
Ugandan female and male youth ages 10 to 35 in agriculture-related fields, in
order to increase their incomes and build their entrepreneurship, leadership,
and workforce readiness skills.
Job Summary: The
Communications Director is mainly responsible for the overall management of
YLA’s communications strategy, team, delivery of the Activity’s communications
deliverables, and responding to USAID requests as necessary.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Prepare and submit weekly, quarterly and annual
reports to USAID ensuring th<tt all produced deliverables and technical
reports comply with USAID and Feed the Future branding guidelines.
·        
Provide guidance on the content, format, and
deadlines for expected inputs from YLA colleagues. Consolidate, verify, edit,
and format information prior to submission;
·        
The jobholder will prepare press releases,
feature articles, success stories, presentation materials and any other
required communications materials in consultation with YLA technical staff;
·        
Serve as editor-in-chief for all YLA contract
deliverables, and ensure their timely submission to and acknowledged receipt
from USAID;
·        
Train and manage YLA’s communications staff in
the development of appropriate content for reports, press releases, and any
other activity communications materials as required;
·        
Support USAID’s Collaboration, Learning and
Adaptation (CLA) agenda by promoting the capture and sharing of lessons
learned, new innovations and best practices and participating in periodic
meetings with Feed the Future, other donors and government partners;
·        
Oversee press coverage of Activity events and
direct media relations as required;
·        
Perform any other communications tasks related
to the objectives of the Activity as assigned by the Chief of Party.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the USAID UYLA Project
Communications Director job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in a
Communications role
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills, honesty, and
commitment to excellence.
·        
Ability to establish and maintain effective,
sustainable relationships with Activity staff, USAID Mission personnel and the
general development and business community
·        
Previous experience with USAID and working in a
multi-cultural environment is preferred
·        
Excellent organizational and work prioritization
skills
·        
Keen attention to detail
·        
Ability to work both independently and as part
of a team
·        
Demonstrates leadership, versatility, and
integrity
·        
Computer literacy skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications electronically with a cover letter, CV, and three professional
references to: chemonicsuyla@gmail.com
Deadline: 7th October, 2016
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