Communications Specialist Job at DAI Global LLC – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Communications Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

DAI Global LLC

Deadline of this Job:
21 December 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public-sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments. .

Project Background:
The purpose of the five-year Feed the Future-funded Rwanda Nguriza Nshore project (“Lend so that I may invest”) is to drive rural economic growth through facilitating the emergence of a dynamic agribusiness sector. By alleviating constraints to investment and increasing access to financing, Nguriza Nshore will facilitate the creation and growth of small to medium agribusinesses, as an entry point for broader growth, to provide productive employment for rural populations and reduce poverty. By working with financial institutions, investors, public and private sector business development service providers, and a variety of Government of Rwanda ministries and initiatives, Nguriza Nshore will be the catalyst that strengthens and improves existing public-private platforms that support investment from international, local, bank and non-bank sources, creating a better-functioning finance and investment ecosystem.


Role’s Purpose:
The purpose of the Communications Specialist position is to closely work with the Communications Manager to facilitate various communications components across multiple platforms for the Feed the Future funded Nguriza Nshore project. The Communications Specialist will be responsible for managing elements of the Nguriza Nshore communications strategy as well as project communications needs. The Communications Specialist will also work closely with the Communications Manager to develop communications systems in partnership with external actors. The Communications Specialist will also assist the Communications Manager in maintaining a strong digital presence. In collaboration with the Communications Manager, the Communications Specialist will ensure that all elements of the communications strategy are adequately implemented, including:
• Using communications tools to inform the public regarding project activities, for example new investments or policy changes;
• Using communications tools to support project activities, for example producing materials targeted at financial institutions or small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to help communicate benefits of de-risking tools or pre-investment support.


QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field;
• 3-5 years of experience in project support communications, digital or project management in Rwanda;
• Substantial experience on previous USAID-funded projects in Rwanda, submitting materials directly to USAID preferred;
• Portfolio of previous materials developed for high-level donor projects, solely developed and written by the applicant;
• Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with experience communicating difficult and sensitive topics in a creative and easily accessible manner;
• Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital and social media in Rwanda, with 1-2 years’ experience managing social media channels, and ability to identify relevant emerging trends and information sharing mechanisms to inform social media strategies;
• Experience with event management;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private-sector partners and stakeholders;
• Experience using photo editing and desktop publishing software including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with portfolio of previous designed materials;
• English and Kinyarwanda fluency


Job Education Requirements: Not Specified


Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified


Work Hours: 8

 

Job application procedure
Fill out the online application on the following link: https://fs9.formsite.com/daisuppliers/NgurizaNshoreProject/index.html   
Applications are due by December 21st, 2020, 5pm CAT


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