Job Title: Communication Specialist
The Communications Specialist will be responsible for implementation of the LTA Communications Plan. The Specialist will assist in the planning, development, design and production, and manage LTA communications materials and events as required. The Specialist will deliver LTA communications directly at village, district, and national level. The Specialist will also train other LTA staff, organizational partners, and public officials in the use and delivery of LTA produced communications and outreach materials. These will include but not be limited to: informational materials such as posters, banners, and brochures; communications campaigns using radio, television, newspaper and social media; and creative communication methods such as community theater, music, etc. The Communications Specialist will work closely with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Land Administration Specialist and Community Development Specialists to receive technical inputs for developing outreach and communications messages and materials.
OBJECTIVES AND DUTIES:
The Communications Specialist will be responsible for:
a) Implementation of the LTA Communications Plan, and updating/revising the Plan as needed
b) Assist and ultimately take responsibility for the preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports to donor/s and the Ministry of Lands.
c) Assist in implementing the LTA Workplan, defining specific communication and outreach materials required, and the timeline for producing and delivering
d) Working closely with Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and Land Administration Specialist to develop key messages for various stakeholder groups and outreach/communication activities
e) Develop, design and produce or manage the production of all LTA communications and outreach materials and events.
f) Deliver LTA communications directly at the village, district, and national level as required.
g) Train other LTA staff, organizational partners, and public officials in the use and delivery of LTA produced communications and outreach materials.
h) Work closely with District Land Administration to ensure that materials produced and methods developed are appropriate for long term sustainable use.
i) Manage procurement (in compliance with LTA policies and in close collaboration with LTA COP and Finance and Operations Manager) of all support services for outreach and communications. This may include printing, translating or other production of LTA designed materials, or outsourcing the design and development of materials such as theater, music, cartoon, posters, event management, etc.
j) Conduct surveys which gauge effectiveness of communication tools and methods for each stakeholder group, and collaborate with key stakeholders to refine and revise materials and methods to improve effectiveness
k) Collect and enter data for LTA contractual performance indicators that relate to the effectiveness of communication tools and methods (including training).
l) Other duties as assigned by Chief of Party to assist in the implementation of LTA activities
a) Minimum 5 years prior relevant professional experience
b) Bachelor degree in communications, media or other relevant field
c) Prior management experience required, including strategic communications planning
d) Experience with field communications in villages/communities
e) Excellent spoken and written English and Swahili
f) Proven report writing skills
g) Photographic/videographic skills are preferable
h) Previous experience working on USAID projects is preferable
The position reports to the Chief of Party
How to Apply?
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and their resume to [email protected] with the position name in the subject line by
January 24, 2020.