The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek and partnered with CAMRIS International, LLC, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Communications and Knowledge Management Advisor United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainability and Development (SD)
With more than 30 years' experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
CAMRIS International, LLC is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The Bureau for Africa (AFR) works to realize the promise of a more peaceful, more productive, more prosperous 21st century Africa. The Office of Sustainable Development provides technical support to Africa Missions in the design, procurement, implementation, and monitoring of effective development programs. AFR/SD's technical responsibilities span across all areas of development - economic growth, agriculture, the environment, global climate change, biodiversity, water, democracy and governance, peace and security, education, and health. The Office's work falls into four main components: providing technical assistance to Africa Missions; operationalizing Presidential Initiatives and global strategies; undertaking research and pilot activities to improve development programs in Africa; and support to USAID leadership and other USG departments and agencies including in developing policy.
In order to perform its role effectively, AFR/SD needs strong communications and knowledge management (KM) capacity. A strategic approach to communications and KM will enable AFR/SD to focus its analytic efforts and communicate the results of its work with greater clarity and impact.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Communications and Knowledge Management Advisor will help AFR/SD to strengthen its role as a knowledge generator and program influencer. The incumbent will work independently, with limited direct supervision. Some of this work (particularly with respect to websites) requires a high level of technical skills. All of the work requires a high degree of collaboration within SD, and inside and outside of the Agency. The incumbent may represent USAID in discussion with AFR/SD's U.S. and international partners, particularly African institutions.
The incumbent is responsible for the following, as well as other work as assigned:
Communications Strategy, Vision, and Leadership (25%)
- Develop, implement, and evaluate an AFR/SD communication strategy. Incumbent will lead an office-wide effort to develop a communications strategy in partnership with the Office of Development Planning in the Bureau for Africa (AFR/DP) and other Africa Bureau communications staff. Supervision of this task will be broad and general, but the major responsibility falls on the incumbent.
- Advance AFR/SD's brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities and increase the visibility of its efforts across key stakeholder audiences.
- Work with AFR/SD to identify and strengthen Washington/field communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
- Support internal AFR/SD communications.
- Work with SD staff to harmonize SD's message across products such as the operational plan, performance plan and review, portfolio review, Africa Bureau briefing book, and other work products especially through the drafting of "chapeau" pieces and work on development trends.
Communications\Knowledge Management Operations (55%).
- Develop, distribute, manage, and coordinate AFR/SD communications output including print, marketing, and electronic materials (including but not limited to e- newsletters, AFR/SD-related websites, AFR/SD webinars, presentations, and new media).
- Develop and advance AFR/SD's objectives in influencing programs and policies among its partners, including USAID Africa Missions, other USG Agencies, donor organizations, and the private sector.
- Prepare and review talking points, speeches, presentations and other material as needed in support of AFR/SD and AFR Bureau management.
- Collaborate with AFR/SD Leadership on frequent internal/external communications and outreach pieces.
Bureau/Agency Collaboration (15%)
- Work collaboratively with USAID communication teams/staff, including other bureaus such as Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) and the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA).
- Promote high performance in communication skills within the Office (e.g., reporting, blogging, podcasting, success stories). Provide technical advice to AFR/SD on the use of key communications tools using a supportive and collaborative approach.
- Work with PPL and other USAID units to coordinate and develop new ideas and approaches to knowledge management and learning.
Training and Professional Development (5%)
- Keep up-to-date on the latest communication and knowledge management strategies, techniques, and information.
- Participate in agency and interagency training courses, working groups and professional meetings as appropriate to SOW.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor's degree and six (6) years' experience, in communications, organization management, or related field.
- Demonstrated experience in knowledge management and learning.
- Demonstrated experience in managing a comprehensive strategic communications program to advance an organization's mission and goals.
- Demonstrated skills in graphic design, desktop publishing, website management and other related computer applications.
- Proven creativity in the utilization of new media technologies for internal communications purposes.
- Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
- Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team player who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.
- Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to convey messages through clear and concise writing.
- Ability to travel internationally on occasion (5% or less).
- U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance required.
- Full vaccination against COVID-19, defined as two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson's Jannsen vaccine, is required for this position.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
Full vaccination against COVID-19, defined as two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine, is required for this position.
CAMRIS International LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.CAMRIS.com . CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.
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