JPO - Public Information and Disaster Risk Reduction

USAID

About the organization

BHA’s mission is to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the physical, social and
economic impact of rapid and slow-onset disasters by supporting at-risk populations to build
stable foundations for their Journey to Self-Reliance. We are fully committed to implementing
USAID’s mandate as the lead U.S. Government coordinator for international disaster response.

Duties

Supports the Head of Campaigns and Community in implementing global communications campaigns on key topics such as climate change and central corporate activities such as the Centre of Excellence for Climate and Disaster Resilience.
Drafts/compiles information communications and corporate products for target audiences, to include press releases, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, and websites.
Organizes the clearance, production, and distribution of information material, and conducts photo and graphic research.
Prepares, on the basis of official United Nations (UN) documentation and other sources, initial drafts of articles or chapters for inclusion in UN newsletters, periodicals, reports, and books.
In consultation with others, identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience.
Identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same.
Organizes or participates in the organization of conferences, seminars, press briefings, and interviews, and prepares briefing materials for senior officials prior to their participation in such events.
Responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally.

Qualifications

Work Experience:
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in communication campaigns or managing public information output for an international organization or similar is required. Experience in the field of disaster risk reduction, humanitarian action, climate change, or sustainable development is desirable. Experience in writing, journalism, media relations, marketing, or public relations is desirable.

Languages:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second UN official language is desirable.

Other Skills:
Experience in the use of computers and proficiency in office software and packages, as well as good knowledge of and experience in handling web-based management systems.

Salary

P-2

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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