Vacancy – USAID ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS Project – Communications Specialist


Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) is the implementing partner
of the USAID-funded ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS project. DAI seeks to fill the position
of Communications Specialist to be based in Jakarta.
 
USAID ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and
Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS)

 
SCOPE OF WORK
Communications specialist
 
Base
of Operations:
              Jakarta,
Indonesia
Period
of Performance:
        January 4, 2016 –
January 3, 2017 (renewable)
 
1.     Background:
 
The
ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable
Development and Security (PROGRESS) supports ASEAN’s vision of a Southeast Asia
“living in peace, stability, and prosperity” by 1) enhancing ASEAN’s ability to
advance good governance and political-security cooperation; 2) improving
ASEAN’s capacity to promote equitable and sustainable human development; and 3)
increasing ASEAN’s institutional capacity.
 
2.     Purpose:
 
PROGRESS’
communications function includes 1) support for PROGRESS project communications
and communications deliverables associated with project activities
(Communication Specialist), 2) support for development of communication
products that summarize the work of multiple USAID-managed projects that
provide support to ASEAN (Communications Assistant – off-site), and c) program
management and support for activities that strengthen public outreach and youth
engagement in ASEAN (Communications Specialist).
 
3.      Objectives and Duties:
 
The
Communications Specialist will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and
manage implementation of all project communications and deliverables. The
Communications Specialist does not have supervisory responsibilities, but is
responsible for daily coordination and communication with the program team and
management. S/he should be a team-oriented professional. Specific duties
include:
 
·     Serve as the focal
point for all communications activities for the project, including frequent and
proactive coordination and data gathering from PROGRESS program staff.
·     Produce public
relations/promotional materials for events and project activities, including
but not limited to success stories, brochures, and other publications,
facilitating distribution as necessary.
·     Support program staff
to prepare communications material for events, 
including but not limited to public outreach strategies, banners,
suggested Facebook and Twitter posts, program highlights and success stories,
and documentation of lessons learned for future initiatives.
·     Organize and facilitate
post event reviews in conjunction with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to
review events and collect data and information to enhance future project
implementation.
·     Responsible for working
closely with the program staff, namely the Program Managers, to ensure photos,
success stories, and other media inputs are captured for each event and
uploaded into the project management database within two weeks of activity
completion.
·     As required, work with
ASEAN directly to strengthen outreach and communication activities, support
implementation of their communications strategy, and use of information
communication technologies (ICT).
·     Recommend to the DCOP
additional methods of communicating program successes, raising awareness about
upcoming or ongoing activities, and overall marketing of PROGRESS to USAID and
external audiences. As required, coordinate with the Communications Assistant
to develop a system to collect content, success stories and results from eight
additional USAID-ASEAN managed projects to create; and distribute to select USG
and ASEAN partners through various communication channels.
·     Assist in preparing the
Public Outreach and Communications Annual Work Plan
·     As required, assist in
the drafting of program reports, including but not limited to weekly,
quarterly, and annual reports, and other project deliverables. Additional tasks
as requested by the COP or DCOP.
 
The
Communications Specialist will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia. S/he will report
to the Deputy Chief of Party.
 
4.      Preferred Qualifications:
 
·     3-5 years of

demonstrated experience in communication and public outreach, with a proven
track record of successful packaging of communication materials to multiple
audiences. Prior experience in the international development field preferred.
·     Bachelor’s degree in a
relevant field.
·     Demonstrated experience
with communication strategy development, implementation and evaluation.
·     Proven ability to
conduct audience research/segmentation, message development, and use of social
and mass media to reach multiple audiences.
·     Hands-on experience
designing communication tools.
·     Pro-active, team player
and results focused.
·     Excellent written and
oral communication skills in English.
·     Technical knowledge and
interest in regional youth and public outreach programs.
 
Interested
applicants are invited to send a complete CV with three references to [email protected]
by December 23, 2015 at 05:00 PM Jakarta Local Time. Applicants must indicate
the position for which they are applying in the subject line. Candidates will
be reviewed on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be
notified.

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