Communications Specialist - USAID Learning Activity

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 October 2019

Job Description

  • Completes editing and formatting tasks to finalize program documents and communications consistent with USAID branding and written standards
  • Ensures the smooth execution of training and events, i.e. Securing venue, managing invitations, planning the agenda, events management, rehearsing speakers
  • Participate in field visits, support community outreach efforts
  • Develops news and success stories for USAID/Uganda and QED Group to share externally
  • Identifies local expertise to supplement the team when needed, e.g. video production, graphic design, graphic facilitation
  • Support development and finalizing of work plans and reports to USAID client

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or similar
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in communications, events management, publications, and/or developing marketing collateral, both print and digital
  • A proactive self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; creative and resourceful under pressure
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience and interest in photography and digital media
  • Working knowledge of design software and digital communications platforms, e.g. Adobe creative suite, Canva, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Eventbrite, WordPress
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

About the Organization

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or similar
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in communications, events management, publications, and/or developing marketing collateral, both print and digital
  • A proactive self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; creative and resourceful under pressure
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience and interest in photography and digital media
  • Working knowledge of design software and digital communications platforms, e.g. Adobe creative suite, Canva, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Eventbrite, WordPress
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

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