USAID RWANU Project Jobs – Communication Officer at ACDI/VOCA

Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Project: Resiliency
through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)
Funding Source: USAID
Reports to: Chief of Party
About USAID RWANU Project:
international NGO that is currently implementing the USAID-funded PL 480 Title
II Development Food Assistance Program entitled “Resiliency through Wealth,
Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU).” The RWANU Program aims to
reduce food insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected
sub-counties of Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The Program’s
strategic objectives are (1) improved availability and access to food and (2)
reduced malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five.
The RWANU Program takes a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition,
focusing on the first 1,000 days of life when conditional food rations will
have the highest impact. RWANU promotes diversified livelihoods strategies
including linkages to market opportunities to ensure long-term food security
and resilience to food insecurity shocks.
Job Summary: The Communication
Officer will support the USAID Project and act as the focal point for weekly
reporting as well as being the primary writer of success stories, and
articulating the impact of the project to a range of stakeholders. The position
will work collaboratively with section heads to develop project documentation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Reporting & Information:
Ensure overall quality and coherence of the
program’s branding, marking and communications initiatives.
Offer timely support to the COP and the project team
for the development/review/revision of project information.
Provide support in developing/reviewing/revising
ongoing, regular and ad hoc program reports, success stories, vignettes,
“urgent taskers”, and newsletters to document USAID/RWANU Program activities,
best practices, lessons learned, successes, challenges and opportunities.
Monitoring & Evaluation Reporting:
assist in developing/reviewing/revising program reports, work plans, and
other project-related reporting tasks.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Social Sciences with Journalism, Mass Communications and similar
A minimum of three (3) years of experience in
developing targeted reporting and communication plans for diverse cultural and
social audiences required.
Proven experience in documenting results for donors,
government officials, and other influential stakeholders required.
Familiarity with USAID, or similar donors
Excellent computer skills, MS Word, Excel and
PowerPoint essential, and use of software to provide graphic enhancement
Ability to work independently to achieve performance
objectives and deliverables required and willingness to work in Karamoja for
50% of the time.
Ability to write clearly and precisely in English;
knowledge of local project languages (Ngakaramajong; Pokot) will be preferred
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID RWANU
Project should send their applications (only by e-mail) addressed to the Human
Resources Manager attaching their application letters and CV to
NB: Women are encouraged to apply as ACDI/ VOCA is an
equal opportunity employer. Only those shortlisted for interviews will be
Deadline: 11th September 2015
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