Communications Manager

  • Mid-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 18 June 2020
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Job Description

Category: Programs
Req ID: COMMU02089
Posted Date: 2020-06-16
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cairo, Egypt EGY



Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Program Summary:

Building Egypt’s Skilled Workforce will focus on interventions aimed at achieving the following results:
  • Modernizing and improving the quality of Egypt’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in order to develop the technical skills and capabilities demanded by a globally competitive private sector;
  • Improving human resource management at the firm level and ensuring strong private sector engagement with the TVET system to maximize employment opportunities for graduates; and
  • Improving the enabling environment through employment and labor market policy reform to address inefficiencies at local and national levels.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Communications Manager for an upcoming workforce project in Egypt. The Communications Manager will be responsible for leading and guiding the public affairs operations of a USAID-funded project and managing the Communications Officer.

Reporting and Supervision:

The Communications Manager will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party - Operations.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Leads the creation and implementation of a comprehensive communications outreach plan that utilizes relevant channels for the dissemination of information on project activities and their results;
  • Advises and counsels the staff on public relations techniques impacting program activities including potential problems and opportunities in the various communities served;
  • Leads the drafting and dissemination of appropriate materials to the USAID Mission about the project that may be used on Mission web pages, other USAID Missions, visiting delegations and HQ;
  • Writes and supervises the writing and disseminating of success stories, feature stories, news releases and selected reports (such as USAID quarterly and annual reports);
  • Produces content for use on social media and manages these outlets;
  • Identifies and works with outside contractors, such as photographers, videographers and other communications professionals, to meet the goals of program.
  • Produces posters, signs, displays, media campaigns, etc.;
  • Implements the USAID Branding and Marking Plan for the project;
  • Supports the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) in consolidating the project’s reporting requirements;
  • Ensures that reports are submitted to USAID on a timely fashion;
  • Identifies and writes success stories that meet USAID’s standards;
  • Organizes outreach events;
  • Manages the Communications Officer as needed; and
  • Collaborates with HQ Communications team.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of work experience in Communicationsor other relevant fields, including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience;
  • Experience supporting large project communications departments and activities;
  • Experience in social mediamanagementand content production;
  • Experienceindeveloping communications plans;
  • Experienceintrainingand/ormentoring staff;
  • Experienceindealing with media companies/organizations;and
  • Fluency in Arabic and English, written and spoken, is required.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design programs.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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