|Date Posted:||Dec 11, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Jan 8, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Government Advisory|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||10 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
About Management Systems International (MSI):
Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.
MSI seeks an experienced Communications / Outreach Specialist for a three-year Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) project in Afghanistan. The objective of the SIKA â€“ South program is to promote stabilization in key areas by assisting District level Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) officials to provide improved functioning of government and to enable the provisioning of priority GIRoA-led basic services to better instill confidence and build stability for affected populations with the focus on the following areas: Helmand, Kandahar, Urusgan, Zabul, Nimroz, and Day Kundi.
The Communications Specialist will report directly to the Chief of Party and will be responsible for designing and implementing a strategic communications plan for the project.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Work with the Chief of Party to develop, implement, and evaluate communication strategies and outreach efforts to increase awareness of reforms implemented by the program;
â€¢ Develop activities directed to raise public awareness through the productions of information, communication, and educational materials;
â€¢ Design and implement innovative communications materials.
â€¢ Demonstrated experience working with donor-funded programs, preferably with international donors such as USAID;
â€¢ Bachelorâ€™s Degree in related field;
â€¢ Experience designing communications and outreach strategies;
â€¢ Experience writing reports, press releases, newsletters, etc.;
â€¢ Knowledge of issues relating to the project preferred;
â€¢ Must be willing to travel extensively in the regions where the programs will take place;
â€¢ English language fluency required; Dari/Pashto language fluency an asset.