Position : Communications Director (FSN 9)
Job ID# : 58599

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Communications Director for USAID/Bangladesh’s Nutrition Activity (BNA). The goal of BNA is to contribute to improvements in the nutrition outcomes for children under five, pregnant and lactating women, and adolescent girls in the Feed the Future (FtF) Zone of Influence (ZOI) by (1) increasing consumption of nutritious, diverse, and safe diets by rural households; (2) increasing social and economic empowerment of girls and women; and (3) improving adoption of improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices.  BNA will implement nutrition-sensitive interventions that complement and reinforce ongoing nutrition-specific activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Communications Director is responsible for designing and implementing BNA’s communications and outreach strategies, overseeing the production of BNA reports, and overseeing the project’s Branding and Marketing Plan. This may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Provide leadership in the development of an integrated communications strategy and implementation plans.
  • Provide support to the project’s technical, cross-cutting, and operations teams to ensure efficient planning and implementation of communications activities.
  • Create and disseminate appropriate communication products via relevant channels. This may include traditional media, new media, on-ground and public relations. Ensure key messages are delivered to the relevant target audience in a consistent manner across all channels.
  • Develop success stories for internal and external publications. Ensure consistent and coherent corporate and editorial style across all outputs including media and audiovisual material, publications, documentation and internal materials.
  • With the COP, develop weekly bullets summarizing activity progress, challenges, successes, and learning.
  • In conjunction with the Home Office, coordinate production of, format, and edit annual and quarterly reports.
  • Champion innovative and nimble methods to drive communications.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • At a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) and at least 4 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Prior experience working on donor funded projects, preferably with USAID.
  • Strong communication skills. Excellent in verbal and writing communication in English.
  • Strong creative and analytical skills and good strategic judgment
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work closely with peers.
  • Ability to remain organized and focused on long-term vision and strategy.
  • Understanding of media planning and experience working on digital communications preferred.
  • Excellent Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.

If you are interested, please apply by clicking here at the Abt Associates’ Job link by Nov 12, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further recruitment process.