Communications Team Leader

Published by Jobstanzania on 4:53:00 pm

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4.000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. 

RTI International is seeking staff for the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Tanzania's Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) project that addresses factors in Tanzania that threaten biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. USAID PROTECT is a 5-year activity that will end in March 2020. 

We are recruiting a Communications Team Leader in Dar es Salaam. 

The USAID PROTECT Communications Team Lead will be responsible for leading communications and outreach for all USAID PROTECT activities; USAID PROTECT's communications grants; and USAID PROTECT's direct support to USAID on biodiversity communications. S/he works with USAID PROTECT Communications Specialist on a day-to-day basis and with other project staff and grantees. 

Key responsibilities 
• Lead all communications/stakeholder engagement activities that directly contribute to the technical objectives of USAID PROTECT Manage implementation of the USAID PROTECT's Strategic Communications Plan; and collaborate with the technical team on their roles in project communications and stakeholder engagement 
• Support technical activities related to social behavior change communications campaigns with communications and social media outreach 
• With direction from the Chief of Party, liaises with the USAID Development, Outreach, and Communications (DOC) staff on all project branding and marking requirements 
• Provide leadership and establish guidance for USAID PROTECT on document formats, including branding and marking in accordance with USAID policies 
• Ensure project communications and branding guidelines and best practices are followed by grantees and the USAID PROTECT team 
• Edit and format technical reports, contract deliverables, and promotional materials, ensuring clear and concise English language usage and professional presentation 
• Prepare quarterly and annual report submissions relating to communications and outreach 
• Write press releases, project summaries, fact sheets, social media posts, and other communications materials to highlight project successes and challenges 
• Review and finalize success stories prepared by the Communications Specialist 
• Provide training to staff in effective photography 
• Develop materials and train current and new USAID PROTECT staff on project communications 
• Identify key public events and campaigns that USAID PROTECT should be made aware of and/or may participate in, in accordance with the technical objectives of the project 
• Identify and supervise external contractors as necessary to successfully implement USAID PROTECT communications activities 
• Serve as technical lead for USAID PROTECT communication grants including developing a strategy for USAID PROTECT communication grants, identifying potential grantees and important themes, and providing guidance to partners for the implementation of communications-related grants
• Liaise closely with the USAID PROTECT COP and USAID PROTECT Grants Manager to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the communications grants 
• Develop specific communications and outreach strategies, campaigns, and products to support the USAID Tanzania Natural Resources Management Team 
• Supervise the Communications Specialist 

Qualifications and Experience Requirements 
• Minimum Bachelor's degree required in relevant field 
• Minimum 10 years of experience in communications and outreach 
• At least 5 years USAID communications experience 
• Experience preparing communications plans. Demonstrated ability to think strategically about communications objectives 
• USAID donor experience, a plus 
• Must be fluent in English, with strong report writing ability 

Skills & Abilities 
• Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills 
• Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint. Excel and design software 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills 
• Strong influencing and coaching skills 
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure 
• Ability to multi-task 
• Ability to work independently and within matrix project and program teams 
• Attention to detail and accuracy 
• Culturally sensitive and respectful 

To Apply: 
Email cover letter and CV to hr@tzprotect.org by 21st March 2018. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email. Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment

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