Spécialiste de la sensibilisation et de la communication

Contexte et mission :

STATEMENT OF DUTIES 1. General Statement of Purpose of Contract The Development Outreach Communications (DOC) Specialist works in the USAID/DRC Program Office and reports directly to the DOC Adviser or his/her designee. S/he works together with the DOC Adviser to guide USAID staff, implementing partners, U.S. Embassy colleagues, and other inter-agency interlocutors on the implementation of the foreign assistance outreach and communications strategy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), and the Republic of Congo (ROC). S/he raises awareness of USAID’s programs, activities, and impacts and increases public understanding of USAID’s work in the region and well as globally. In doing so, s/he builds support for the USG’s foreign assistance goals, efforts, and achievements with a specific focus on USAID. The DOC Specialist works constructively across team structures in a high-paced working environment often driven by tight deadlines to operationalize effective internal and external communications. S/he demonstrates initiative, guides the outreach and communications efforts of USAID’s implementing partners, produces accurate and timely products with minimal supervision, and has the knowledge and skills needed to lead select outreach communications tasks and workflows and train and lead staff and partners on best outreach and communications practices. 2. Statement of Duties to be Performed Public Outreach and Communications Content (35%) The DOC Specialist highlights and effectively communicates the impact of USAID/DRC’s bilateral and regional portfolio by developing compelling outreach and communications content. As a skilled storyteller who can use communications tools and channels to engage regional and global audiences, s/he works with USAID technical staff, partners, PAS, and others to write, edit, finalize, and update high-quality public outreach and communications materials for USAID/DRC, USAID/CAR, and USAID/ROC, including success stories, blogs, reports, country profiles, fact sheets, photos, videos, infographics, etc. She/he develops dynamic social media posts and campaigns that increase engagement with key audiences; tracks progress through defined metrics; and monitors online attitudes and discussions about USAID, its programs, and its activities. S/he uses USAID’s content management system (Drupel) to post new content on www.usaid.gov and ensure that relevant web pages and social media accounts are maintained with up to date, compelling content, including text, photos, videos, etc. At times, she/he serves as an official photographer and/or videographer to capture quality photos and compelling and descriptive captions and/or video footage.

Profil recherché :

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION The education, work experience and Technical Knowledge factors below determine basic qualifications for the position.

Applicants who do notmeet all of education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.

1. Education:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.

A major in journalism, communications, public relations or affairs, English, international relations, international development, public administration, development/area studies, social studies or a related field is preferred.

Prior Work Experience:

A minimum of three years of work experience is required with writing and communications that demonstrate skills and hands-on experience in a combination of the following areas: public relations, editing, public information, publishing, digital communications and/or another related field. Relevant marketing experience will be considered, as applicable.

3. Skills/Technical Knowledge: A high degree of English fluency is required (reading, writing, and speaking) at a FSI 5+/5+ level. Given the nature of the position, demonstrated effective written and oral communication is required. French Level2 fluency is also strongly desired.