Press and Public Outreach Officer (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

Duties

**For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position please view the solicitation at www.ofdajobs.net.**

The Press and Public Outreach Officer will work closely with other members of the Strategic Communications Team to develop and implement strategies to increase awareness and appreciation for OFDA and partner activities. The Press and Public Outreach Officer will report to the Strategic Communications Team Leader but work closely with other teams within HPGE, including the Information Support Unit (ISU) and with the Regional Disaster Response Divisions of OFDA. Specific responsibilities include:

Emergency and Regional Response
• During OFDA disaster responses, provide communications support to OFDA staff and regional teams, generate talking points and press releases, field media requests, and engage in proactive press outreach.
• Work closely with OFDA regional teams and relevant staff to best tell OFDA’s story through the production of external messaging products, including social media, success stories, infographics, talking points, press releases, and other materials.
• Work closely with USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) to pitch OFDA stories to the media, in coordination with relevant OFDA staff. Draft talking points for interviews and prepare OFDA staff or other USAID principals for media Q&A.

Qualifications

**For the education and experience requirements for this position please view the solicitation at www.ofdajobs.net.**

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, communications, public outreach, journalism, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of relevant work experience working on communications issues, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, communications, public outreach, journalism, international relations, political science, or a related field), and five (5) years of relevant work experience working on communications issues, with excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Salary

$99,172 - $128,920

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

**Please visit http://www.ofdajobs.net for the full solicitation for this position.**

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