Engagement and Communications Advisor, USAID/DDI/EDU


About the organization

ZemiTek, LLC is a Woman-Owned, SBA-certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) based in the Washington, DC metro area. We have a strong record delivering innovative and high-quality solutions. Since 2007, ZemiTek has provided technical assistance, project management, information technology (IT), knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, training and learning development, and institutional support services.


USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation integrates technical expertise with values-driven, cross-cutting priorities, and modern approaches to the way USAID performs its work. It provides client-centered technical services to USAID’s Missions worldwide, supports programming to innovate, learn, and address emerging issues, and provides technical leadership within the Agency and externally to enhance development impact.

The Bureau’s Center for Education (DDI/EDU) leverages its expertise, partnerships, and global perspective to guide and influence the education sector, advancing USG development priorities.

ZemiTek, LLC is recruiting for an Engagement and Communications Advisor who will be embedded within USAID's Center for Education, Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation. The Advisor will support the overall engagement and communications goals for the education sector of USAID through the Education Support Initiative 2 (ESI 2) institutional support contract.

The Advisor will provide guidance and support on education policy development, partnerships, and communications - and play an important role in USAID and global initiatives

that advance the global education sector and U.S. foreign assistance policy and programs. The Advisor will support the Center with strategic communications (external and internal), event planning, Congressional reporting and communication, development of promotional materials, USAID coun


Minimum Requirements:

BA degree with a minimum of six years of experience or a MA degree and a minimum of five years of experience in communications, marketing, media relations, or a combination.
Demonstrated experience in strategic communications planning.
Demonstrated effective writing skills to produce compelling, high-quality copy on relevant topics for diverse communication products including: talking points, reports, speeches, briefing materials, and communications tools (op-eds, blogs, letters, copy for promotional materials, and other correspondence).
High level of judgment, ingenuity, and originality to develop strategies, analyze situations, and constructively solve challenges.
Team player with proven skills in working effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with limited supervision.
Ability to interact and communicate with people from different backgrounds and cultures with a high degree of diplomacy and tact.
Proficiency in Google Apps, Microsoft Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite. Some proficiency in Video Development, Distribution List/Newsletter Software, Hootsuite, HTML, CSS, Wordpress, and Drupal.
Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance required.

ZemiTek is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant’s qualifications are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender id

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Position is working remotely until further notice.

For your convenience, our application process is quick and easy.

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