Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Officer, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2012
USAID/Uganda seeks to hire a Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Officer to work with Mission and Embassy leadership and staff to implement development, outreach, and communications efforts to increase awareness of USAID assistance programs in Uganda. This position requires a combination of leadership, analytical, technical, and managerial skills. The incumbent must have excellent writing skills and be able to work under severe time pressures; must be familiar with working well in an overseas environment with a wide range of governmental, non-governmental counterparts, local, regional, and international press. S/he is responsible for producing and disseminating public information about mission activities for Ugandan and American consumption and to educate and promote a better understanding of USAID/Uganda programs. In this capacity, the incumbent is responsible for strategically planning, developing, implementing, and administering the DOC program to promote better awareness and understanding of U.S. foreign assistance to Uganda. S/he guides, coordinates, and oversees the mission's communication practices and outreach efforts, helping to ensure that they reflect the U.S. Government's priorities and promote USAID's accomplishments to key audiences. S/he is also responsible for relaying related policies and achievements to key audiences of the host country, in the United States, and throughout other donor countries. S/he liaises with the U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs Office to ensure consistency in messaging and strong coordination between USAID and other USG colleagues under the U.S. foreign assistance umbrella. S/he serves as a 'translator' of complex USAID processes (e.g. budget, procurement, project design, etc.) to the broader interagency audience to ensure the intricacies of those process are conveyed to the final recipient whether it's a journalist, the Ambassador, or a visiting Congressional Delegation. Washington-based offices requiring close contact and coordination include the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA). The position will also coordinate with other interagency and implementing partners. The detailed scope of work is at http://uganda.usaid.gov/ or you can request through emailing email@example.com, copy, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply:
Qualified individuals MUST submit:
A. Completed and hand-signed U.S. Government Optional Form 612 available websites Shortcut to: http://www.usaid.gov/forms/;
B. Curriculum vitae/resume specifically addressing each selection criterion as outlined in the solicitation;
C. Three (3) to five (5) references with current contact information.
To ensure applications are received in the Executive Office before the closing date, applications shall be submitted preferably by email. Additionally, fax, hand carry, DHL or FEDEX air courier are acceptable.
VIA EMAIL: To email@example.com copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
VIA FAX: To Fax Number: 256-414-306-661
(VIA HANDCARRY/INTERNATIONAL COURIER)
Executive Officer USAID/Uganda US Embassy Compound – South Wing Plot 1577 Ggaba Road P. O. Box 7856, Kampala, Uganda
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be in the USAID/Uganda Executive Office no later than 4:45 p.m. Ugandan time Tuesday, August 14, 2012.