Management Systems International – Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Senior Communications Manager Development Outreach and Communications Support Program.

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Project Summary:
 
The purpose of this contract is to provide communication, outreach, and strategic planning services to the USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) and USAID/Somalia Mission. Through a four-year period of performance, the program supports day-to-day media communications and outreach activities, as well as the development of a mission-wide Communications Strategy.
 
Position Summary:
 
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP/Senior Communications Manager will provide technical and managerial leadership and oversight. S/he will participate in the full scope of strategic communication support tasks—including the development and production of a Communications Strategy, information products and publications, social media content management, photography/videography and overall content development. The DCOP/Sr. Communications Manager will provide shared supervisory support for the DOC program.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field, Masters preferred.
  • 7-15 years of relevant professional experience in journalism or public relations, including demonstrated experience implementing communication strategies and outreach campaigns that successfully raise the profile of projects or commercial companies.
  • Significant work experience with non-governmental organizations, donors and/or mass media, understands the international development space and has a demonstrated, broad knowledge of digital (websites, social networking, email and blogging), photography and videography that s/he can seamlessly apply to multiple scenarios.
  • Experience in building the capacity of USAID projects on how to communicate and report their progress and successes is highly preferred.
  • Experience working and traveling in Kenya/Somalia.
  • Ability to work in Kenya.
  • Excellent written and verbal fluency in English is required. Kiswahili and or Somali language skills preferred.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
 

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