Development Outreach Communication Specialist

Bamako, Mali USAID
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Brief Description of Position: The Development Outreach Communication Specialist (DOCS) (Specialist) reports to the Supervisory Program Officer and/or his/her designee, and collaborates closely with the Mission Director, Deputy Director, Development Objective (DO) Team Leaders, and implementing partners (IPs) to develop and implement the overall Mission communications strategy.  The Specialist collaborates with the US Embassy Public Affairs Office (PAO) to ensure that Embassy personnel are properly apprised of USAID public activities and projects; and, serves as principal liaison with the USAID/Washington Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA).  The USAID/Mali Mission manages the USG development program in Mali, with a program budget (excluding humanitarian assistance) of approximately US $95 to $130 million per annum.  The Mission portfolio includes a broad range of economic growth, democracy and governance, health, education, and peace and security activities. The Specialist supports the Mission in the achievement of its objectives by producing and disseminating public information about Mission programs/projects/activities in Mali, and educating and promoting a better understanding of USAID programs. 
Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.
Mali Local resident at time of hire;
A Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English, or a related field is required. An advanced degree in a related field is desired.
A minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in communications, public relations, or journalism, in an English-language work environment, is required.  This experience should provide assurance that the DOC is skilled in disseminating information to a variety of target audiences.  Previous work with the USG or another international development organization is highly desirable.
Proficiency in both oral and written French (Level 4) and English (Level 4).
How to obtain Solicitation: Detailed Statement of duties and the qualification requirements for the position is available on the following websites:;
Where to submit application:
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Local Address for Application Submission:
Acting Supervisory Executive Officer
US Agency for International Development
BP 34, Bamako-Mali
Application Deadline: March 19, 2014 

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