Communications Specialist USAID Project Jobs – Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:    Communications Specialist

Organisation: Chemonics International Inc.

Project Name: USAID/Uganda Strategic Investment Activity

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Chemonics seeks to fill the positions below for the USAID/Uganda Strategic Investment Activity. The purpose of the Uganda Strategic Investment Activity (SIA) is to facilitate foreign and domestic commercial investments that yield and advance development objectives. The 5-year (September 2021 – August 2026) activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will mobilize financing for investment in agriculture and food security, the productive use of energy for agriculture and related industries, and health. By supporting development-oriented investments, the Activity will integrate underrepresented populations into the market economy and facilitate the transition from subsistence to commercial production. Through transaction learning under its Investment Facilitation Platform, SIA will increase commercial financing and productive use of energy in agriculture and related sectors. Applying transaction learning at the policy level, SIA will promote improvements in laws, regulations, and formal and informal rules to enhance market system function.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support development of a country-level communications strategy, detailing outreach among key stakeholders to dispel perceived risks of investing in Uganda and to attract capital-seeking firms, investors, and local intermediaries such as transaction advisory and business development service providers to work with SIA
  • Identify opportunities to promote and publicize SIA’s achievements and partnership prospects
  • Take lead in design and illustration of SIA’s communication and branding materials (including reports, posters, factsheets, and infographics)
  • Take lead in capturing, captioning and filing Activity photographs for use in various communication and knowledge products.
  • Actively contribute to production of success stories, reports, and deliverables, ensuring timely and accurate reporting to USAID
  • Ensure compliance with the project branding implementation plan and marketing plan in alignment with USAID regulations
  • Incorporate GESI achievements, MEL accomplishments, and Activity data into reporting where applicable

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or marketing
  • At least five years of experience in communications, media, and stakeholder engagement
  • English required with excellent writing and quantitative skills. Local language proficiency preferred.
  • Excellent written and visual presentation skills; at minimum excellent Word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), and e-mail (Microsoft Outlook) skills.
  • Proven ability to use graphics design software to illustrate Activity performance and successes.
  • Proven ability to work professionally, constructively, and collaboratively as part of team, meet deadlines, communicate effectively, and deal with diverse partners (including high-level government officials, entrepreneurs, and international donors) in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to manage daily activities and achieve expected results with or without direct oversight and effectively function in a complex, challenging environment.


How to Apply:

All interested candidates should submit their applications to No telephone inquiries, please.


Deadline: 20th January 2023


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