Overview

Food Security and Resilience Communications Specialist, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate with the Strategic Communications Advisor and other staff member(s) to ensure the integration of communications and knowledge management activities that complement and report on state-level program activities.
Assist the Strategic Communications Advisor with the development and execution of the project’s overall communications strategy (internal and external) and develop project branding and messaging in line with the project’s approved Branding and Marketing Plan
Support capacity building of local counterparts to effectively communicate with citizens and stakeholders
Support the preparation and presentation to USAID of reports and written communications on the progress and impact of program activities including Monthly Updates, Quarterly Progress Reports, Quarterly Financial Reports, Annual Reports, and the Final Report
Manage the project’s social media presence on Facebook or other to-be-identified appropriate social media platforms
Oversee other project outreach through identified social platforms and messaging services
Work closely with Project staff to design project specific communications and outreach strategies, including identification of strategic channels and key influencers, particularly those related to the promotion of opportunities available under the Activity Fund
Contribute to the design and implementation of grant and subcontract activities specifically related to communication and outreach activities
Support communication and branding of Project events and workshops
Ensure the accuracy and consistency of public information materials
Coordinate press and other media outreach, as appropriate
Other related duties as assigned by Strategic Communications Advisor
Travel to regional offices as required

REPORTING:

The Communications Specialist will report to the Strategic Communication Advisor with close coordination with the Food Security and Resilience Team Lead and ATI Communications team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Excellent written and oral communication skills, and fluency in English
University degree in relevant field and 9+ years of experience drafting reports, documents and outreach materials, and developing and implementing communications plans
Experience in development communications on large, complex, multi-country USG-funded projects is highly preferred
Experience leading the planning and implementation of outreach and media events, including press conferences and project launches.
Ability to professionally communicate across all levels of an organization and the public
Skilled in communication strategic thinking and planning

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About DAI Kenya - Development Alternatives, Inc.

DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies.