Communication Specialist

Bamako, Mali USAID
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USAID/Mali – Development Outreach Communication Specialist
Brief Description of Position: This position is located in the Program Office, USAID/Mali. The incumbent serves as the Development Outreach Communication Specialist for the Program Office and is responsible for developing and implementing the overall Mission communications strategy.
Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.
Malian citizens or local residents at the time of application;
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 years of progressively responsible experience in communication, public relations, or journalism is required. This experience should provide assurance that the DOC is skilled in disseminating information to a variety of target audiences and through a variety of media. Previous work with the USG or another international development organization is highly desirable.
Fluent (level 4) in both English and French and fluency in the primary local language(s), both written and oral, is required.
The Specialist must have a thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, practices, and techniques of communication, and skills in applying such knowledge to develop written information materials for dissemination through a variety of media, in order to determine and effectively use the most appropriate means for transmitting information, and to evaluate the effectiveness of plans developed to communicate with targeted audiences. This includes an understanding of the use of written communication in developing news releases, feature stories, background statements, fact sheets and social media that effectively transmit information about complex USAID/Mali programs/projects/activities and functions. The work requires a solid understanding of websites and social media; an excellent knowledge of English grammar and American word usage and spelling; a good knowledge of graphic design, printing, and publishing processes, and the ability to oversee translation services and/or publishers; a general understanding of procurement processes; and a broad understanding of issues related to international development.
How to obtain Solicitation: Detailed statement of duties and the qualification requirements for the position are available on the USAID website https://www.usaid.gov/mali/partnership-opportunities/local-vacancy, and U.S. Embassy website https://mali.usembassy.gov
Where to submit application:
Email Applications:  submit your application on bamakohrmvacancies@usaid.gov
Local Address for Application Submission:
Supervisory Executive Officer
U.S Agency for International Development
BP 34, Bamako-Mali
Application deadline is October 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

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