The Senior Communication Specialist will be responsible for ensuring and supervising all project communication activities. Her specific responsibilities include the following:
- Collaborate with the Research Triangle Institute International (RTI) Communications Office, the COP, and other field office staff in the design of the program dissemination strategy for the training materials and guidebooks developed by the Local Governance Program (LGP).
- Provide intellectual and professional leadership to maintain a communications closeout plan in conformity with USAID Morocco guidelines and practices.
- Assure compliance with the USAID Communications guidance.
- Develop and maintain program outreach tools including but not limited to PGL website, blog sites , social networking sites, twitter and traditional print and media outlets. Supervise and direct the work of technical assistance and product development related to LGP website management, publications and information tools.
- Develop general and topic specific information and dissemination tool kits for all activities.
- Provide the leadership and be responsible for the design and implementation of all program activities which will include providing assistance to communes to implement their communications strategies.
- Develop scopes of work for specific activities and STTAs, including task descriptions, levels of effort, schedules, and deliverables for any communications related tasks.
- Supervise and be responsible for the work quality of STTAs and expert- consultants working on tasks for which he is responsible.
- Responsible for meeting the implementation schedules of activities to which she is assigned.
- Provide updates as requested by the COP and DCOP and contribute to quarterly and semi-annual progress reports.
- Oversees all media training activities
- Provide assistance in the preparation of English language documents as may be requested.
Required Skills: Advanced English and French and Arabic fluency. Demonstrated strong writing, and communication skills and a minimum of ten years of employment history (this may include communications related training and work experiences while pursuing university level studies) of increasingly complex responsibility and experience in media, marketing and international development industry experience (this may include communications related employment history. It is preferred that the candidate have demonstrated previous experience and understanding of potential web-based and social media tools. Previous experience working on a USAID program, understanding of USAID communications and branding guidance and protocol as well as working on Moroccan civil society , youth or local governance related activities are desirable qualifications. Masters degree preferred or a Bachelors degree in communications or a related field is required.
The communications advisor will report directly to the C²OP.
Interested candidates should submit their CVs and motivation letters before November 8, 2013 to the following email address: