Communication Analyst - USAID - Center for Development Research

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 March 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 20 April 2019
  • Current

Job Description

Job Title: Communication Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Program: USAID - Global Development Lab

US Citizen: Yes

Security Clearance: Secret Clearance

Apprio is an innovator of specialized technology and program solutions for the federal health, defense, and homeland security markets. The company provides services in technology transformation, organizational excellence, health IT & solutions, emergency response management, and international development. Apprio delivers the methodologies, discipline and expertise provided by the large integrators, with the cost structure and collaboration offered by smaller firms. Year after year we’ve grown by 50% or more due to our holistic approach in delivering solutions, thought-leadership, and synergistic teams to address our client’s needs.

Job Description:

Apprio is seeking an experienced Communication Analyst position. This position is located in the U.S. Global Development Lab’s (Lab) Data Analytics and Research Center (DAR), commonly known as the Center for Development Research (CDR). The Lab is an organization established to harness the power of Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership (STIP) to significantly accelerate the achievement of foreign policy and development goals. The Lab’s two part mission is: 1) produce breakthrough development innovations; and 2) accelerate the transformation of the U.S. development enterprise.

The Lab focuses on: 1) science to harness the power of research and academic communities to improve development outcomes; 2) technology that can empower underserved communities and provide data to inform decision-making to improve development outcomes; 3) innovation to identify transformative solutions and bring them to scale; and 4) partnership to drive collaboration and collective action to achieve sustainable development impact.

Responsibilities:

The qualified candidate provides communications, press, outreach and event support to technical program, performing a variety of both complex and analytical duties, and maintains key relationships. These duties range from crafting and executing internal and external communication strategies, direct management of major press interaction, to creating processes for social, media and print communications tasks, drafting or facilitating the drafting of content, strategizing and supporting execution of major events and supporting media, designing or facilitating the pitching, targeting, and interaction with media outlets, and top tier media engagement, creating a press and media strategy, writing print and online collateral, maintaining list serves and analyzing the success of communications efforts. Specific duties include, but not limited to:

  • Manages the engagement of media, including pitching, targeting, running interviews. tracking results and press, works closely with both the Lab Office of Engagement and Communications and the Public Affairs team.
  • Supports the development and implementation of the communications strategy, including its top-line messaging, marketing materials, and sets of communications tools.
  • Writes, edits and oversees the production and dissemination of strategic communication materials, including but not limited to online feature stories, blog posts, case studies, fact sheets, presentations, and video scripts.
  • Manages the editorial process and pipeline, including developing an editorial calendar, sourcing and pitching story ideas, and editing content.
  • Develops content for social media platforms
  • Monitors development and research news, trends, and best practices, and translate into actionable content.
  • Supports the management and growth of an active community of practice using a variety of internal and external channels (e.g., newsletters, webinars, live events, online platforms, etc.) and leveraging a mix of communication resources
  • Develops online content for and manages the Center’s external and internal web properties, including coordinating with the Center’s contractors and implementing partners as needed.
  • Helps design, plan, and participate in Regional and DC-based training for staff and implementing partners

Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree

Certification Preferred:

Required Experience: 4 to 6 years of experience

Requirement Knowledge:

  • Strong communication and coordination skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate strong sense of responsibility and accountability; Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multi-tasking well.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of complex communication portfolio(s) with little notice.
  • Media management experience in a fast paced environment is ideal
  • Strong experience in successful media pitching with a good placement history is desired.

Apprio offers a collegial and supportive environment focused on its greatest assets…its people. With a competitive compensation and benefits program designed to attract, motivate, and develop our people; we pride ourselves on creating a culture of teamwork, client focus, and fun. Our benefits program allows our employees to select the features that make the most sense for their individual and/or dependent(s) needs. Features include medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, retirement savings, and a competitive paid time off program. Apprio is an equal employment opportunity company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About the Organization

Apprio is an innovator of specialized technology and program solutions for the federal health, defense, and homeland security markets. The company provides services in technology transformation, organizational excellence, health IT & solutions, emergency response management, and international development. Apprio delivers the methodologies, discipline and expertise provided by the large integrators, with the cost structure and collaboration offered by smaller firms. Year after year we’ve grown by 50% or more due to our holistic approach in delivering solutions, thought-leadership, and synergistic teams to address our client’s needs.

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