Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Position Title: Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Officer
Market Value: GS-14 Equivalent ($84,697 to $110,104). Final compensation will be based upon the candidate past salary history and work experience.
Place of Performance: Kampala, Uganda
Period of Performance: Two year contract.
A contractor is required 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.
Education: It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate hold a Master's degree with significant coursework in relevant fields. Relevant fields include - but are not limited to - journalism, communications, public relations or affairs, international relations, international development, public administration , development/area studies, and social studies. At least eight to 10 years' experience as a journalist, in public affairs or international relations is required.
The candidate must have at least five years' relevant experience in a developing country. Relevant experience is defined as work in journalism, public relations, communications, and/or outreach.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following: 1. Supervisory and Coordination: Lead the Mission's Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) team comprised of one to two Foreign Service Nationals to ensure overall quality and coherence of the team's communications and outreach products and initiatives. Lead the development and implementation of the Mission's communications strategy and outreach plan.
Public Information and Publicity Materials: Coordinate information dissemination , media outreach, and public events within the Mission; with the Mission's offices, units and technical staff; and with all non-USG organizations. Oversee the drafting, editing, and dissemination of timely and accurate information, fact sheets, press releases, newsletters, brochures, presentations, responses for requests for information, and all other public information materials relating to USAID/Uganda's activities.
Media and Public Relations : Promote separate, pro-active, targeted, information and media outreach activities. These activities are specifically designed to push accurate information about USAID programs deep into local, regional and national markets, through the selective use of radio, television, newspapers, magazines, public service announcements, advertisements, billboards, and traditional communications. Oversee all international and local media relations.
Publicity Events: Organize and coordinate press events for USAID projects in conjunction with the PAO, USAID Mission Director, USAID staff and implementing partners. This includes conferences, openings, ribbon-cuttings, and other ceremonies.
How to Apply:
For full position description, visit: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=19447532dbae4096d42...
How to apply:
For application information, visit: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=19447532dbae4096d42...
Deadline: 14th Aug 2012