Nepal: SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, PROGRAM FOR AQUATIC NATURAL RESOURCES IMPROVEMENT- Kathmandu, Nepal
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Organization: Tetra Tech
Closing date: 31 Oct 2015
Tetra Tech ARD, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Senior Communications Specialist position on the USAID Nepal program: Program for Aquatic Natural Resources Improvement (PANI). PANI is a five-year activity that focuses on: 1) reducing threats to freshwater biodiversity in the Karnali, Mahakali, and Rapti river basins and 2) increasing the ability of targeted human and ecological communities to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change through improved water management. The focus will be at the watershed, basin, and national scales.
The Communcations specialist will develop the communications strategy and lead the communications, outreach, and coordination aspects of the project. She/he will be an expert in the principles, methods, practices andtechniques of communications and stakeholder coordination for diverse stakeholders including local communities, academia, media, civil society, and government agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
*Use existing project baseline and market research to develop, manage, and implement all phases of an effective behavior change communication strategy, including: using/conducting formative research in strategy design; designing, producing and pretesting media, messages and materials; implementing community mobilization strategies; and monitoring and evaluation of communications impact.
*Develop communication inputs/indicators for proposed project baseline research/KAP survey
*Use participatory approaches to develop, produce, pretest, disseminate, track, and evaluate communication, outreach, and awareness materials and tools, including print, radio, and video products.
*Produce and deliver marketing communication materials, such as success stories, lessons learned, feature articles, press releases, project reports and results, etc.
*Plan, coordinate, publicize, and implement public outreach events in target communities.
*Establish and maintain relationships and communication with local media. Create and maintain database of journalist contact information.
*Coordinate and collect communications material from project sites, including photographs and case studies of beneficiaries, staff, partners and community members.
*Monitor and track project communication activities, including tracking dissemination of communication and outreach products, attendance at outreach events, etc.
*Collaborate closely with project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Gender Specialists to evaluate impact of project communication and outreach activities.
*BA in communication or journalism; Masters in international communication, international development, behavior change communication, or public health preferred.
*10 years field experience designing, implementing, and managing communication and/or behavior change communication projects and programs in Nepal and/or other regions, with demonstrated impact.
*Knowledge of state of the art communication strategies and their practical application to this sector.
*Understanding of widely accepted formative research, pretesting, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies for effective communication interventions.
*Demonstrated experience developing innovative and practical solutions to communication challenges in developing countries.
*Experience implementing USAID-funded programs and familiarity with USAID regulations strongly preferred.
*Excellent oral/written communication skills in English.
*Motivated self-starter with proven ability to work effectively as a team player.
*Ability to set priorities while multi-tasking, and meet deadlines.
*Fluency in English required; proficiency in Nepali is preferred.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
*CV in reverse chronological format
*A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference
*Recommended: Writing Sample – must be sole authorship, maximum 10 pages
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.
How to apply:
Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s ad posted.
Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations- in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.
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