Communications Manager USAID Project Jobs – Cardno International Development

Job Title: Communications Manager

Organisation: Cardno International Development

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: The Chief of Party


About US:

Cardno International Development manages a number of donor-funded programs throughout the world and engages in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Collaborating with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact. Cardno has implemented more than 120 projects in Uganda.


Job Summary: The Communications Manager will lead in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Activity communications strategy


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The Communications Manager will lead in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Activity communications strategy, and ensure proper use of the Activity’s branding and marking guidelines on all Activity materials produced. To deliver the role, S/he will;
  • Develop and implement a communications and branding strategy in line with USAID marking and branding guidelines and, ensure communications consistency among different stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Director of MEL & CLA, the Senior Policy Specialist, and the Institutional Strengthening and Advocacy Lead to identify and design key communications materials and disseminate them to identified audiences.
  • Manage outreach campaigns. S/he will collaborate with Rana Labs, ISS subcontractor, on communications campaigns and social media engagements.
  • Lead the design and development of creative communication and marketing products – presentations, briefings, etc. that will support outreach campaigns, support Activity objectives, and contribute to the desired market changes.
  • Lead Activity storytelling, and CLA case-study initiatives
  • Assist Industry Apex organizations in creating messaging and communications strategies to strengthen engagement with networks and constituents.
  • Increase visibility of the work of the Activity via the writing, editing, and posting/submission of social media posts, articles, and success stories, newsletters, blogs for USAID and other audiences. S/he will write press releases for national and international media as needed.
  • Monitor press releases that relate to Activity Objectives.
  • Support teams in organizing project functions, workshops, meetings, donor and partner field trips, briefings, etc. and manage branding for the same.
  • Represent the Activity in communications community of practice and lead adoption of best practices as shared.
  • Develop an information resource database for the Activity; collect and compile materials from team members and partners for sharing and submitting to USAID website (and GOU agency websites, if required);
  • Support technical activities related to social behavior change communications advocacy with communications and social media outreach;
  • Provide support to the Activity team in developing technical written deliverables for submission to USAID including quarterly and annual reports;
  • Additional communications support as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Postgraduate degree in communications, journalism, or related, relevant subject with 8 years relevant experience.
  • 7+ years’ work experience and at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in the Communication component of a development program, markets systems program, private enterprise, or media house.
  • Ability to transform technical / research/M&E reports and other program documents into lively, attractive products as blogs, newsletters, photo journals, stories, press materials, and briefs.
  • Experience collaborating and communicating to public sector and Industry Association Organizations to promote use and adoption of best practices.
  • Excellent and demonstrable communication and presentation skills in English (written and spoken)


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to Send your application via


Equal Opportunity statement: Cardno has a long-standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


Deadline: 25th June 2021 by 4:00pm


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