Community Engagement Specialist - KDLT

QED Group

About the organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in nearly 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.


QED’s full time Community Engagement Specialist will coordinate and implement outreach, messaging, product development, and engagement for agriculture and food security stakeholders in the U.S. and throughout the world. This position will be dedicated to USAID’s Feed the Future Knowledge, Data, Learning and Training (KDLT) project. The project’s objective is to improve the USAID Bureau for Food Security (in transition to the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security) capacity for and quality of knowledge-sharing, data management and analysis, organizational learning, and training in support of adaptive management of Feed the Future in alignment with the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS). Activities through KDLT will provide USAID, Feed the Future Missions, interagency partners, and implementing partners with concrete support and tools to capture, share, and access knowledge that helps to improve the effectiveness of Feed the Future programs, leading to strengthen resilience, improved nutrition and reduced poverty in Feed the Future target countries.

The Community Engagement Specialist for KDLT will work closely with the Digital Communication team members and other KDLT staff to ensure optimal integration across the learning spectrum with a focus on highly effective communication. This position will report to the Digital Communications Lead.


Education – Bachelor’s degree and work experience in a related field (i.e., international development, agriculture, communications, journalism)

Experience – A minimum of two years of relevant full-time work experience in the area of communications with a focus on use of new media and user centered design and processes (Drupal experience and a range of other software programs noted below a plus).

Key Skills -
Experience in strategic communications, especially outreach and engagement.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of food security and the enablers for agriculture-led economic growth in an international development context.
Excellent organizational skills, with high attention to detail.
Experienced and interested in managing and implementing an innovative and active social media presence under the direction of the Digital Communications Lead and wider KDLT team.
Ability to listen, absorb, and synthesize, orally and in writing, the key themes from data gathered in interviews, background documents, and group discussions.
Familiarity with Mailchimp, Drupal, Adobe Connect and other KM and communication technologies strongly preferred.
Flexibility to adapt to clients’ needs and user feedback.
Creative thinker and communicator, and comfortable in a fast paced and dynamic work environment.
Interest and ability in building lasting relationships with clients and colleagues – a natural connector.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:
-Complete the online application.
-Attach your resume/CV.
-Complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application
-You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

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