Press and Strategic Communications Team Lead

USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

About the organization

Within USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications (G3PC) shapes and influences USAID’s role within the international humanitarian system; leads engagement on a range of policy, programmatic, and operational issues; and positions the Agency to influence collective response to emergency needs across the globe. The office has seven divisions, including the Strategic Communications and Humanitarian Information Division (SCHI). G3PC, through its SCHI Division, plays a critical role in strategic communications and humanitarian information and is responsible for providing strategic communications guidance for the Bureau, as well as managing and coordinating bureau-level external and internal communications. This includes positioning BHA as a leader in humanitarian messaging by best showcasing our high-profile disaster responses and creating a wide range of public information

Duties

The Press and Strategic Communications Team Leader will manage critical public outreach and messaging issues pertaining to BHA’s lead role in international disaster response and humanitarian assistance. The Team Leader will oversee a team to develop and implement communications strategies and provide advisory support on humanitarian messaging to USAID and key USG stakeholders, especially during BHA-led responses. Specific responsibilities include:
Emergency and Regional Response
● During BHA disaster responses, lead provision of communications guidance and support to BHA staff and regional teams, working with team members to generate talking points and press releases, field media requests, draft social media, and engage in proactive press outreach or mentor other staff as they complete these tasks.
● Oversee BHA’s relationship with the LPA Press Team to pitch BHA stories to the media, in coordination with relevant BHA staff. Draft talking points for interviews and prepare BHA staff or other USAID principals for media Q&A.
● Coordinate closely with LPA, USAID regional bureaus, and other USG entities to ensure that BHA’s activities and messages are clearly communicated to the public and other key stakeholders.
● Keep up to date on current events and humanitarian matters, especially those pertaining to ongoing BHA
**For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.**

Qualifications

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.)
High School Diploma and at least nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience working on press or communications issues.
OR
Bachelor’s degree in any field plus a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working on press or communications issues.
OR
Master’s degree in any field plus a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working on press or communications issues.
**For the education and experience requirements for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.**

Salary

$126,233 - $164,102

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

**Please visit www.bhajobs.net for the full solicitation for this position.**

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