Communications Specialist

Tetra Tech, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th July, 2020


Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development Services , headquartered in Arlington, VA, is seeking to hire a qualified Communications Expert for an anticipated $10-25 million USAID-funded activity to support a fully digital land record in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

The purpose of the activity is to support the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to institute an efficient, transparent, and accessible land record. The activity will be implemented in selected Newly Merged Districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

A digital land record will help improve land management and local planning, mitigate land disputes, support enabling conditions to access credit, and improve the ability of the Government to provide services to its citizens.

Position description/summary.

We are looking for candidates with expertise in:

  • Developing high-quality and culturally appropriate Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) campaigns to educate local communities about the benefits of land registration;
  • Developing innovative outreach and awareness-raising campaigns and information dissemination approaches to reach marginalized and vulnerable groups using media channels adapted to local environments;
  • Drafting and disseminating communication products (USAID experience preferred) about project activities and successes to project partners, stakeholders, and USAID;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of communications activities and impact, and adherence to USAID branding and marking guidelines;
  • Engaging diverse stakeholders from the public and private sectors to coordinate communication efforts.
  • Coordinating closely with technical staff to ensure the sharing of project tools, approaches, and materials with wider audiences; and
  • Providing content for dissemination on digital platforms, including web and social media sites, and other local mediums (e.g. newspapers, radio), and repurposing project information and materials to meet differing needs.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in SBCC, including the use of new and emerging communication technologies to reach audiences effectively and at scale, and in assessing knowledge sharing needs and identifying appropriate dissemination activities;
  • Successful planning, facilitation, and management of events including stakeholder/audience consultation workshops, materials/product pretesting activities, focus groups, meetings, conferences, and program launches.
  • More than five (5) years of relevant experience and skills related to the area of specialization;
  • Fluency in English required, and Pashto language skills strongly preferred;
  • University degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. communications, public affairs, marketing, political science or public policy), Master’s degree preferred;
  • Ability to be based in Peshawar and travel throughout the Newly Merged Districts;
  • Ability to distill and present highly technical information into digestible, succinct, clear messages for high-level government audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead effective public outreach campaigns;
  • Excellent strategic writing, editing, and speaking skills; and outstanding interpersonal and intercultural skills.

Source: https://bit.ly/PakistanFATACommunications


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