Macro-Economic Stabilization and Reform (MESR) Activity: COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Cairo, Egypt
Apply by 23 May 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 23 April 2018

Job Description

SCOPE OF WORK

Macro-Economic Stabilization and Reform (MESR) Activity

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

Project Background:

The Macro-Economic Stabilization and Reform (MESR) Activity will provide technical assistance, capacity building, and training to relevant stakeholders and counterparts in order to promote macroeconomic stability by improving the process of capital expenditure planning, control and monitoring; upgrading the effectiveness of public financial management; and developing skills for expanding public private dialogue to promote better policy and regulatory reforms addressing macroeconomic imbalances. Stakeholders and counterparts include the Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Ministry of Planning (MOP), business associations, other private sector representatives, as well as other GOE agencies and international organizations working in the area of macroeconomic stabilization.

Purpose: The Communications Specialist will provide a broad range of communications support including the compilation and presentation of scheduled reporting and monitoring and evaluation data. Given the project structure and cross cutting objectives, She/He will manage the implementation of a communications plan that tells a comprehensive story of project activities and outputs.

Responsibilities and Key Tasks:

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for the below tasks:

  • Work across sector in the project to collate, compile, and organize the material for weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting as required by USAID for the MESR Activity
  • Support and advise the MESR team in developing communications material for all MESR objective sectors including publications, social media content management, news releases.
  • Ensure that all project reporting output, publications, news releases and social media content is compliant with DAI’s Branding and Marketing Plan
  • Support and advise the Communications team in the design and implementation of outreach activities
  • Play a key role in the building of a local media and communications network for the project
  • Support MESR’s teams in developing key messages and oversee the development of project reports for submission to USAID
  • Participate in IGPA’s team building activities, brainstorming and planning sessions as needed
  • Provide training where may be required, based on the needs observed during the execution of the teams work.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, Master’s degree preferred
  • Comprehensive communications experience in local and/or international spheres, including experience on USAID-funded projects.
  • Well-developed analytical writing skills, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, and reading skills

Location and Reporting:

The Communications Specialist will be based in Cairo, Egypt and will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director.

Please send your CV to MESRrecruitment@dai.com with the subject line “Communications Specialist” By April 30, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

DAI delivers development. We do it in many of the world's most demanding environments, by integrating a broad range of disciplines. Over 40 years, our employee owners have built a forward-looking company — one that combines innovative thinking, deep technical knowledge, and professional project management. We approach our work with passion, analytical rigor, and open minds. By freely sharing what we learn, we have built a reputation as thought leaders who translate good ideas into action and action into results. Our global team of 1,500 development professionals welcomes each opportunity to solve a new problem, no matter how difficult. That's how DAI has earned the trust of the clients, partners, and people who work alongside us all over the world. DAI Advancing Human Prosperity SM

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