Reporting Specialist, Colombia

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 5 February 2015
  • Colombia
  • Closing on 31 March 2013

Job Description



The Reporting Specialist (RS) supports the Information Communications Manager in the development of key Program communications efforts to ensure the adequate awareness and reporting of Program progress and accomplishments. The RS will maintain an archival and sustainable system of accurate information and will assist in regular internal and external programmatic reporting, including weekly, biweekly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports as required. The RS will support the implementation of the Program’s internal communications strategy (internal newsletters, brown bags seminars, events, etc.) and the strategic communications thrust of Result Four. The RS will report to the Information Communications Manager or his/her designee.


Reporting Responsibilities:

  • Gather information from various sources including community members, community organizations, staff, and the project information database, for both internal and external reporting;
  • Draft and/or edit text for weekly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc project reports, presentations and updates for submission to the donor and other ACIP stakeholders;
  • Translate documents from Spanish to English;
  • With assistance of MIS staff, develop graphics, maps, flow charts and diagrams for reports, presentations and handouts, assisting other ACIP departments when possible;
  • Contribute to the development of case studies, success stories and vignettes by attending ACIP weekly meetings and site visits to meet community stakeholders, local government officials and program staff to collect information on ACIP best practices, lessons learned, successes and challenges;
  • Assist with programmatic external communications including letters to government officials and stakeholders and outreach materials, ensuring quality and consistent communications;
  • Coordinate development of national staff consultants Scopes of Work (SOWs), hiring and work deliverables for field reporting on program activities;
  • Provide branding and marking support to program staff and; assist in the planning and development of official events;
  • Coordinate with and provide backstopping support to other ACDI/VOCA programs in Colombia as necessary: activities to include, but not necessarily limited to: reviewing/editing success stories, reports, work plans or other documents, as well as editing materials for facilitating donor, or other key personnel, project site visits.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social and human sciences or communications.


  • Experience developing targeted reporting and communications tools for diverse audiences
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and on high profile, complex projects.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of/familiarity with Photoshop, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and other graphic design software such as mapmaking software.
  • Proven information gathering and communications (written and oral) skills.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve performance objectives and deliverables.
  • Ability to work in difficult environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural aptitude.
  • Familiarity with USAID or similar international donor reporting requirements, including experience with USAID’s Marking and Branding requirements preferred.
  • Experience working in developing countries, with experience in Colombia preferred.
  • Experience with international development organizations on the implementation of community development or integrated programs preferred.
  • Commitment to social causes and helping local communities through grassroots initiatives preferred.


  • Native English speaker; Spanish language fluency

This is a local-hire position based in Bogota, Colombia. Only candidates currently residing in Bogota will be considered. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter in English to

About the Organization

Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 84 projects in 40 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.

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