USAID Fish Right Project Communications Specialist

Fish Right Project (FRP)
Apply by 2 June 2018
Posted on 3 May 2018

Job Description


The five-year Fish Right Project (FRP) is funded by the United States Agency for International

Development (USAID). The Communications Specialist will lead the development of a National Communications Strategy to effectively communicate The Fish Rights Project’s overall mission, vision and messaging to key audiences. The Communications Specialist will be based in the Manila office and effectively coordinate the Project’s Communications Strategy across nonheadquarter field offices and among implementing partners.

The position reports directly to the Fish Right Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) and works closely with Fish Right Regional Field Coordinators and Program Assistants to ensure fulfilment of all USAID requirements related to Project reporting and messaging. The Communications Specialist will work with and supervise work of several sub recipients also involved in communication tasks and coordinate closely with key stakeholders to ensure Project initiatives and milestones are promoted impactfully.


Fish Right Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)


Fish Right Project Regional Field Coordinators, Program Assistants, Sub Recipient communications staff, CRC Communications Specialist


  • Ensure that protocols for branding and documentation for the Project and all implementing partners are adhered to and that all partner generated reports are submitted using standardized project templates and in formats that facilitate final production and 508 compliant.
  • Assist the DCoP in the submission of timely and regular progress reports in the form of work plans, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Lead the final production of technical reports, special reports, factsheets, brochures and in coordination with the CRC Communications Specialist.
  • Develop and ensure the timely submission of Project “Success Stories”. These are traditionally one to three-page success stories will be used for USAID’s communication needs, including speechwriting, newsletters, media interviews and public outreach.
  • Lead production of video clips on success stories or any other major project events that can show case the project activities to a broader audience.
  • Advertise project meetings, promote events and update social media content.
  • Coordinate creation and production of Project branded materials (logos, letterhead, business cards, folders, envelopes, brochures etc.)
  • Prepare and submit to USAID ‘weekly bullets’ of implementation progress and/or achievement are required throughout the project year.
  • Develop and disseminate a series of carefully coordinated national and regional Policy Campaigns.
  • Serve as mentor and liaison to implementing partners regards to work plan communication deliverables.
  • Serve as main communications liaison with USAID’s communications team.
  • Support local partners in the design and implementation of behavior change communications activities, including the development of key messages and diverse delivery methods.


  • Required: Undergraduate degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or closely related degree.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Communications Journalism, Public Relations or closely related degree.


  • Minimum five years’ experience in communications strategy development, including, but not limited to: identifying targeted audiences, implementing a marketing and dissemination plan, developing behavior change communications programs, and measuring results of overall communications campaign.
  • USAID and or non-profit Project based experience preferred.


  • Editing of Public Information
  • Public relations
  • Computer technology (i.e.; equipment, software, website, internet)
  • Social media and email marketing platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Mailchimp, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Microsoft Suite, WordPress, Adobe Pagemaker and Acrobat
  • Ability to produce professional quality, camera-ready data and graphics
  • Strong public speaking and facilitation skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with stakeholders, including but not limited to: technical and administrative staff, donors, news media, vendors, officials and other professionals
  • Ability to creatively approach communication challenges
  • Ability to work with diverse groups/populations
  • 508 Compliant document production
  • Resident or citizen of The Philippines

How to Apply:

To apply please email all of the following, in order, in one single PDF file to

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Three professional references with contact details

To the attention of:

Jennifer Critcher, Assistant Director

Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography

University of Rhode Island

220 South Ferry Road

Narragansett, RI 02882

This search is open until filled. First consideration given to applications received by May 7th, 2018. Second consideration given to applications received by May 21st. Applications received subsequent to May 21st might not be given full consideration.

This Project follows US Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity laws and does not discriminate in consideration or hiring of individuals.