JOBS IN ZAMBIA - DAILY ZAMBIA JOBS

Monday, January 25, 2016

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER



DAI, an international development company based in Bethesda, MD, has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.
Summary of Primary Duties
The Communications Officer is responsible for drafting and editing project success stories, reports, and other project materials, as necessary. He/she will manage the overall design, development, and management of public affairs and public awareness communications under supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager and Chief of Party.

Essential Duties

  • Compile and edit weekly, quarterly, and annual reports on the project’s progress
  • Direct the regular production of project marketing materials such as success stories, presentations, and two-page briefs, in collaboration with office and technical staff
  • Design, develop, and manage content of project website and related electronic communications, if needed
  • Manage project’s public events such as openings, press conferences, and forums
  • Collaborate with other public relations, media, and advertising firms as required, including interface with local, regional, and national media outlets
  • Review project external communications and project-sponsored academic materials to ensure quality control and compliance with project intellectual property agreements
  • Provide leadership for the overall development of the annual work-plans and compile all collateral materials to support the work-plan
  • Provide leadership in the preparation and presentation of reports to USAID on the progress and impact of program activities
  • Ensure that communications products from the project and local partners are fully compliant with USAID and Feed the Future branding and marking requirements.
Qualifications
  • Three to five years of experience in marketing communications, information management, public affairs, public awareness and/or public media
  • Communication skills developed in a marketing or advertising firm, or in media
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred
  • Demonstrated report writing skills in English is required
  • Degree in English, communications, international development, or related area is required.
  • Fluent English required
Additional information on scopes of work, required qualifications, and to apply, please visit the website listed under each position. Candidates will be required to upload their CVs and cover letters to the online application form. Only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
No email inquiries please.
The deadline for applications is 29 January 2016.
To apply for this job please visit the following URL: https://dai-suppliers.formstack.com/forms/comms_officer 

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