Communications and Outreach Specialist, USAID/CVP

Dexis Professional Services

About the organization

At Dexis Professional Services (DPS) we align ourselves with the core values of our parent company, Dexis Consulting Group (Dexis). Ingenuity, Integrity, Investment in People-these are the guiding principles of our culture. We empower our staff to work together with colleagues at all levels and be part of the decision-making process; we create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. We’re committed to excellence in institutional support and staff augmentation in the global development arena. As a DPS employee, we will challenge you, we will empower you, and we will mentor you.

Duties

The Specialist is responsible for managing strategies and procedures for CVP communications and outreach functions, including:

Develop or adapt CVP’s Communications and “Outreach Strategy and Action Plan” within the first 90 days of onboard, with updates as needed, to account for newly emerging Center priorities and needs.
Develop communications and outreach materials for specific audiences and stakeholders, including for missions and bureaus, the U.S. Government inter-agency, USAID policymakers, and the public.
Create talking points and briefing materials as required by CVP staff, CPS management, and USAID leadership.
Draft press releases, media advisories as requested.
Develop social media content as requested in coordination with other parts of USAID.
Develop visual materials, including infographics and video content.
Strategize and develop content for CVP events, including conferences, internal USAID presentations, and public fora.
Manage online, print, and other communication campaigns to promote USAID work on peacebuilding or other related campaigns on conflict prevention.
Provide input into CVP statements of work and program descriptions, as requested, on ways that public outreach activities could increase the outcomes and impact of CVP projects and activities.
Ensure compliance with USAID marking and branding guidance and procedures
Build and maintain a network of contacts with other communication specialists -- including from CPS

Qualifications

Must be eligible to receive a SECRET clearance.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field such as communications, marketing/business, international development/relations, public administration. Master’s degree is preferred.
6 to 10 years years of experience working in strategic communications.
Demonstrated experience in digital communications, communications strategy development, editorial, and social media experience.
Exceptional written and verbal communications and skills in developing and delivering presentations required.
Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with key internal and external contacts required.
Ability to produce thorough, high quality work within a tight timeframe.
Experience with office technology and software with high proficiency (Adobe Creative Suite preferred)
Demonstrated experience developing and executing a branding strategy.
Ability to transform technical jargon into communications messages for a variety of audiences, including the public, Congress, and other Agency stakeholders.
Experience writing, editing, and placing pieces in a variety of print and social media channels.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience and leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive strategic communication, media relations, and marketing program to advance agency mission and goals preferred.
Knowledge of conflict mitigation or peacebuilding is helpful.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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