Communications Specialist USAID Project Jobs – Chemonics international lnc

Job Title:       Communications Specialist
Organization: Chemonics
international lnc
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About us:
Chemonics
International Inc., a US-based international development organization, seeks a
Communications Specialist for the anticipated USAID five-year Integrated Child
and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in Uganda. This activity will aim to
improve youth learning outcomes (P1-P4 reading in local language and English),
while ensuring that children and youth are safe and healthy in their community
and learning environments. Specifically, this activity will improve learning
outcomes, address primary school retention, provide technical assistance to
orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) service providers, and employ high-impact
local partnerships to accomplish the activity’s objectives. This position will
be based in Kampala, Uganda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Collate stories and data for use in high-impact
internal and external communications to “tell the story” of ICYD activities;
·      
Identify channels for communicating key
messages, including social media and other communications platforms;
·      
Support the compilation of monthly, quarterly,
and annual reports produced by the program;
·      
Ensure that the project and all technical staff
abide by USAID branding and marking requirements, and draft and maintain
appropriate communication templates;
·      
Train local professional staff, including
subcontractor staff, in public outreach and strategic communications
methodologies and processes, and USAID reporting, branding, and marking
guidelines.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant should have a Master’s
degree in communications or similar relevant field is preferred but not
required.
·      
A combination of a Bachelor’s degree and the
required number of years’ work experience may substitute for a Master’s degree;
·      
Minimum seven years public awareness and
communications experience including planning and implementing strategic
communications and advertising campaigns;
·      
Experience with USAID and PEPFAR reporting,
branding, and marking guidelines;
·      
Knowledge of local press and electronic media,
and strong relationships with media agencies and journalists;
·      
Excellent writing and editing skills in English;
·      
Experience in design and production of print and
audio-visual media, including brochures, publications, videos, radio campaigns,
etc. preferred;
·      
Familiarity with the Ugandan education, OVC, and
health sectors preferred;
·      
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and
integrity.
How to
Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link
below
Candidates
will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone
inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Actual hiring is contingent on
Chemonics being awarded the activity and on USAID approval.
Deadline:   22nd November
2019
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