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03 October 2016

USAID Communications Director Employment Opportunity - Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:        Communications Director
Organization: Chemonics International Inc.
Project Name: Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity (UYLA)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party

About US:
Chemonics International Inc. is certified consulting company that has partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world for overe 40 years.

About Feed the Future Program:
Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, is establishing a foundation for lasting progress against global hunger. The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture is a 5 year Activity which will support Ugandan partners, with youth in the lead, to identify and drive forward sustainable, inclusive, and cost-effective approaches that put youth, especially female youth, squarely in the agriculture sector as leaders, farmers, entrepreneurs, and employees. The purpose of this flagship activity is to increase economic opportunities for approximately 350,000 Ugandan female and male youth ages 10 to 35 in agriculture-related fields, in order to increase their incomes and build their entrepreneurship, leadership, and workforce readiness skills.

Job Summary: The Communications Director is mainly responsible for the overall management of YLA’s communications strategy, team, delivery of the Activity’s communications deliverables, and responding to USAID requests as necessary.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Prepare and submit weekly, quarterly and annual reports to USAID ensuring th<tt all produced deliverables and technical reports comply with USAID and Feed the Future branding guidelines.
·         Provide guidance on the content, format, and deadlines for expected inputs from YLA colleagues. Consolidate, verify, edit, and format information prior to submission;
·         The jobholder will prepare press releases, feature articles, success stories, presentation materials and any other required communications materials in consultation with YLA technical staff;
·         Serve as editor-in-chief for all YLA contract deliverables, and ensure their timely submission to and acknowledged receipt from USAID;
·         Train and manage YLA’s communications staff in the development of appropriate content for reports, press releases, and any other activity communications materials as required;
·         Support USAID’s Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) agenda by promoting the capture and sharing of lessons learned, new innovations and best practices and participating in periodic meetings with Feed the Future, other donors and government partners;
·         Oversee press coverage of Activity events and direct media relations as required;
·         Perform any other communications tasks related to the objectives of the Activity as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the USAID UYLA Project Communications Director job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
·         A minimum of five years’ experience in a Communications role
·         Excellent interpersonal skills, honesty, and commitment to excellence.
·         Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable relationships with Activity staff, USAID Mission personnel and the general development and business community
·         Previous experience with USAID and working in a multi-cultural environment is preferred
·         Excellent organizational and work prioritization skills
·         Keen attention to detail
·         Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
·         Demonstrates leadership, versatility, and integrity
·         Computer literacy skills

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications electronically with a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to:

Deadline: 7th October, 2016

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