Communications Director USAID YLA Project Careers – Chemonics International Inc.

Communications Director USAID YLA Project Careers – Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:          Communications Director

Organization: Chemonics International Inc.

Project Name: USAID Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture (YLA) Project

Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief of Party

About US:

Chemonics International Inc. is certified consulting company that has partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world for overe 40 years.

About UYLA Project:

Chemonic International Inc a leading international development consulting firm seeks a Communications Director for the Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture (YLA) Activity. The five-year (July 2015—July 2020) Activity supports Ugandan partners, with youth in the lead, to identity and promote sustainable, inclusive, and cost-effective approaches that put youth – especially female youth squarely in the agriculture sector as leaders, farmers, entrepreneurs, and employees.

Job Summary:  The Communications Director is responsible for overall management of YLA’s communications strategy, team, delivery of the Activity’s communications deliverables, and responding to USAID requests as necessary. The Communications Director manages and receives direct reports from the Graphics Arts Designer and the Technical Writer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare weekly, quarterly and annual reports to USAID ensuring that all produced deliverables and technical reports comply with USAID and Feed the Future branding guidelines.
  • Provide guidance on the content, format, and deadlines tor expected inputs from YLA colleagues. Consolidate, verify, edit, and format information prior to submission;
  • Develop press releases, feature articles, success stories, presentation materials and any other required communications materials in consultation with YLA technical staff; .
  • Serve as editor-in—chief for all YLA contract deliverables, and ensure their timely submission to and acknowledged receipt from USAID.
  • Train and manage YLA’s communications staff in the development of appropriate content for reports, press releases, and any other activity communications materials as required;
  • Support USAID‘s Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) agenda by promoting the capture and sharing of lessons learned, new innovations and best practices and participating in periodic meetings with Feed the Future, other donors and government partners;
  • Oversee press coverage of Activity events and direct media relations as required;
  • Perform any other communications tasks related to the objectives of the Activity as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years of experience in a Communications role
  • Excellent working capabilities with MS Office
  • Good interpersonal skills, honesty, and commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable relationships with Activity staff, USAID Mission personnel and the general development and business community
  • Experience with USAID and working in a multi-cultural environment is preferred
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrates leadership, versatility, and integrity

How to Apply:

Please electronically submit a cover letter, CV and three professional references to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 24th July 2018

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