USPSC Press and Communications Advisor

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 products with close coordination with

Duties

The Press and Communications Advisor will work closely with other members of the Press and Strategic Communications Team to develop and implement strategies to increase awareness and appreciation for BHA and partner activities. The Press and Communications Advisor will report to the Press and Strategic Communications Team Leader but work closely with other teams within SCHI, including the Humanitarian Information Teams and with the other offices of BHA. Specific responsibilities include:

Emergency and Regional Response
● During BHA disaster responses, lead the Bureau’s communications efforts in coordination with the Press and Strategic Communications Team Lead to provide communications guidance and support to BHA staff and regional teams, generate talking points and press releases, field media requests, and engage in proactive press outreach.
● Work closely with BHA regional teams and relevant staff to best tell BHA’s story through the production of external messaging products, including social media, blogs, infographics, talking points, press releases, and other materials.
● Work closely with USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) 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 principles for media Question & Answer.

**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.)

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) plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible 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) plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working
**For the education and experience requirements for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.**

Salary

$103,690 - $134,798 equivalent to GS-13 (includes locality pay)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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