Communications and Social Media Advisor, Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT), Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Posted on 6 July 2020

Job Description

Communications and Social Media Advisor,

Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT),

Kabul, Afghanistan

P roject Summary:

“Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency” project (AMANAT) is a USAID activity focused on supporting Afghan government and non-government institutions reduce and prevent corruption in the delivery of public services. The project works closely with local counterpart agencies to identify public services that are particularly vulnerable to corruption, develop mitigation strategies, implement those initiatives, and monitor their impact. Examples of AMANAT’s reforms include administrative streamlining, improved internal controls, e-governance applications, more open data, and establishing ethics units in government agencies. The project also promotes better communication of these reforms to generate more public trust in government. In addition, civil society, business and the media play major roles in AMANAT by conducting robust monitoring and oversight of these institutional reforms and their impacts.

**Please note: Only Afghan citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The Communications and Social Media Advisor will build capacity of the designated government entity in the area of internal and external communications, with a particular focus on social media. The advisor will work closely with the relevant communications department to design and deliver on-the-job training and workshops related to communications and the management and maintenance of social media and websites. The advisor will also contribute to the development and implementation of communications strategies, guidelines and campaigns. In this communications role, the advisor will be an essential member of a multi-disciplinary team that is creating change in public service delivery by identifying and focusing on business processes in government agencies and then making them more efficient by simplifying them.

Responsibilities:

  • · Build the capacity of government communications department staff on various communications topics through on-the-job training and workshops

  • Support the development and implementation of the annual communications strategy, guidelines and campaigns, including for media outreach and social media
  • Contribute to the development of communication strategies and guidelines
  • Support the planning and implementation of events
  • Facilitate the presentation and communication of program activities and impacts for external audiences
  • Advise and support the communications team to write, develop, and strategize online content production and scheduling
  • Work collaboratively with the communications team to generate, edit, publish, and share content daily (original text, images, video, and HTML)
  • Build meaningful connections and encourage community members through dialogue and messaging
  • Develop the communications team’s capacity to research and write press releases, and content for the website, infographics, blogs and newsletters
  • Develop the communications team’s capacity to maintain social media pages and profiles
  • Develop and implement a system and build the communication team’s capacity to track and analyze analytic reports to gain effectiveness and utilize this information to positively affect future outcomes
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage reputation, coordinate campaigns, and increase reach

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Experience in designing and implementing strategic communications strategies
  • Experience designing and implementing innovative social media campaigns
  • Strong social media messaging skills and capacity to train others in this area
  • Content writing experience for all media platforms
  • Proven social media networking expertise
  • Experience developing and managing website content
  • Photography skills
  • Excellent coordination, teamwork and participatory skills.
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Demonstrated track record of creativity, innovation and flexibility
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills
  • Fluent English, and professional proficiency in Dari and Pashto (writing and speaking)

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Applications due by: July 17, 2020

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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