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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Rabat is seeking an individual for the position of Development Outreach Writer/Editor


The Development Outreach Writer/Editor will ensure that written outreach materials are shared with US Embassy personnel, the donor community, USAID/Washington, and international media outlets as appropriate so that information on USAID public activities and projects is widely available.  The incumbent will develop standardized written publications in English that communicate project data, including impact and outcomes of USAID programming in Morocco.  S/he will coordinate the organization of media tours and media round-tables on specific aspects of USAID programming.  S/he will travel throughout Morocco to USAID project locations to collect data and write feature stories about USAID activities.  S/he will make contacts with US and international media outlets to find new ways of communicating USAID stories to a wider audience.

Development Outreach Writer/Editor




NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.


Education:   A bachelor’s degree in the field of public relations, international development or international relations is required.

Experience:  A least three years of experience in writing articles for a variety of target audiences is required.  

Language:  Excellent speaking and writing capabilities in English is required.

Skills and Abilities:  Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills are required.  Must be capable of crafting information messages in various media formats (press releases, websites, cables, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences. Good coordination and organizational skills within multi-cultural work environment are required.  S/he should be a self-starter with superior capacity to quickly absorb and synthesize written materials.


Closing date is: April 24, 2013


Interested applicants for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.      A letter of interest and the Universal Application for Employment, DS-174 form.

2.      Any other documentation (e.g. education diplomas, essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


Applications should be submitted:

a)      By mail to: USAID-Rabat-HR

Attention: Vacancy Announcement AID 13-01

Address: 10, avenue Mehdi Ben Barka, Souissi, Rabat – OR

b)      By e-mail:

 If your application has been selected for further consideration, you will be contacted within 3-6 weeks from the closing date of this vacancy announcement for further testing and/or interview.