Communications and Outreach Officer

  Counterpart International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 948
Date Posted:Feb 2, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 20, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Counterpart International:


Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions. Counterpart has done groundbreaking work in more than 65 nations worldwide. Today we are widely regarded as an international development pioneer and leader – known best for our unique approach to partnership and capacity building, a commitment to learning and continuous improvement, and a reputation as a responsible steward of funder resources. In all we do, our ultimate goal is to have enduring impact– empowering every community we serve with the ability to create lasting change and build true self reliance.

Job Summary:

Communication and Outreach Officer (COO) is responsible for maintaining and encouraging relationships with the Counterpart Initiative to Promote Afghan Civil Society (I-PACS: implementing partners, in support of building their capacity building for public outreach and ensuring their input into I-PACS publications and promotional materials. The COO may facilitate coordination with I-PACS departments, especially the Counterpart I-PACS gender department, in order to remain informed about all Counterpart activities and accomplishments. S/he is responsible, with the support of the Communications Coordinator, to draft and create outreach and marketing materials for the I-PACS II project. In addition, s/he will be primarily for dissemination of all outreach materials and contact information of relevant recipients and domestic and international stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Assist the Communications and Outreach Coordinator (COC) in development and implementation of all communications and public outreach activities.
• Work with I-PACS partners to ensure that public awareness and field input is integrated into all I-PACS II promotional and marketing materials.
• Conduct site visits to partners and beneficiaries, on a regular basis, to collect raw materials for project success stories.
• Provide support to implementing partners in producing public outreach materials and provide technical assistance for reporting and promoting their activities.
• Work closely with the I-PACS and Counterpart Support to Electoral Processes (STEP) gender departments to ensure that gender is mainstreamed in all communications activities and products.
• Assist in any communications and relationships with Afghan and international media and government representatives.
• Ensure that all communications and outreach materials are produced in a high-quality formats and are delivered to target recipients in a timely manner.
• Provide administrative support to the department in the production of I-PACS publications and in external relations and liaison functions.
• Maintain an updated contact information data for relevant stakeholders (partners, government, national and international media and donors).
• Submit bi-weekly and monthly reports to direct supervisor.
• Maintain and update filing system of the department.
• Provide substantive input into annual and monthly work plans.
• Coordinate with all I-PACS departments, the Counterpart STEP program, I-PACS partners, and other relevant organizations to ensure input for the newsletter.
• Perform additional tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirement:

• Degree in Social Sciences, journalism, or related field
• Experience working programmatically with an INGO
• Experience in working with Afghan government representatives and media
• Experience in gender and women’s related issues
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software, including Microsoft Publisher
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
• Highly organized, skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing
• Strong coordination and planning skills
• Collaborative and team oriented individual
• Fluency in English, in addition to Dari and Pashtu

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