Communications Director USAID YLA Project Careers – Chemonics International Inc.

Job
Title:         
 Communications
Director
Organization: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name: USAID
Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture (YLA) Project
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (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 UYLA Project:
Chemonic
International Inc a leading international development consulting firm seeks a
Communications Director for the Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for
Agriculture (YLA) Activity. The five-year (July 2015—July 2020) Activity supports
Ugandan partners, with youth in the lead, to identity and promote sustainable,
inclusive, and cost-effective approaches that put youth – especially female
youth squarely in the agriculture sector as leaders, farmers, entrepreneurs,
and employees.
Job Summary:  The Communications Director is responsible for
overall management of YLA’s communications strategy, team, delivery of the
Activity’s communications deliverables, and responding to USAID requests as
necessary. The Communications Director manages and receives direct reports from
the Graphics Arts Designer and the Technical Writer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare weekly, quarterly and annual reports to USAID ensuring that
    all produced deliverables and technical reports comply with USAID and Feed
    the Future branding guidelines.
  • Provide guidance on the content, format, and deadlines tor expected
    inputs from YLA colleagues. Consolidate, verify, edit, and format
    information prior to submission;
  • Develop 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 must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years of experience in a Communications role
  • Excellent working capabilities with MS Office
  • Good 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
  • Experience with USAID and working in a multi-cultural environment is
    preferred
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to
    detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrates leadership, versatility, and integrity
How to Apply:
Please
electronically submit a cover letter, CV and three professional references to
chemonicsuyla@gmail.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 24th July 2018
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