Chemonics International Inc.
SCOPE OF WORK
USAID Transformation Communications Activity
Job Title: Communications Manager
Estimated Period of Performance/Level of Effort: Long-term
The USAID Ukraine Transformation Communications Activity (TCA) is a five-year Activity whose purpose is to partner with the Government of Ukraine (GOU), private sector, and civil society to increase the resilience of Ukraine’s democracy through innovative communications initiatives that engage Ukrainians in a conversation about the country’s democratic transformation and European integration. The objectives of the Activity are to equip USAID and its partners to conduct data-driven communications; increase the quality and quantity of strategic communications on reform dividends; and broaden the use of social impact content by Ukraine’s civic leaders and creative sector.
The communications manager will be responsible for managing TCA communication activities, as led by the strategic communications lead. Activities management will include design, implementation and reporting on TCA supported communication campaigns.
Proactively develop and implement outreach and communications efforts for TCA projects which will have a high likelihood of achieving impact and respond to the current social and political situation in Ukraine.
The Communications manager is responsible for the development of efforts that publicize and amplify the programmatic effect of TCA activities, working in coordination with other team members.
Work with recipients to design and take actions that utilize traditional media, social media, events, and other communication tools to enhance messaging of existing TCA grant activities.
Analyze and utilize data from various sources (including TCA-funded researches and TCA internal researches) to recommend communications and outreach approaches that will maximize impact of not only individual existing grant activities but the overall objectives of the TCA program.
Prepare, present, analyze, and evaluate outreach and communications approaches to ensure consistency with program priorities, goals, and objectives.
Provide technical support to grantees, subcontractors, and potential partners as required, during the activity preparation stage and in the implementation phase in coordination with other staff.
Coordinate and liaise with the Grants Managers and Procurement Managers to ensure effective grant and subcontract implementation, compliance, and procurement requirements.
Evaluate activities’ progress, and coordinate with assistance recipients and other staff to prepare, review, and approve monitoring and evaluation data and final reports.
Analyze Ukraine’s rapidly changing environment on an ongoing basis, and contribute to rolling assessments, under the overall direction of the TCA management.
As needs dictate, the Communications Lead may assign ad hoc special tasks and duties to the Communications manager to ensure the overall efficient development of program activities.
At least Bachelor’s degree required in communications, marketing, sociology, management, business, international politics, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
At least five (5) years demonstrated experience in design and management of outreach and communication efforts at the national and/or regional level in Ukraine.
Experience developing media activities and knowledge of the Ukrainian media market.
Experience with programming that can promote positive change due to reforms in Ukraine.
Experience with creative concept development, advertising, media buys, targeting demographics, and social media.
Strong organizational, management, and administrative skills, preferably with respect to report writing and monitoring and evaluation.
Demonstrated analytical ability and understanding of the national and regional political context, with the ability to think creatively in conceptualizing activities.
Proven knowledge of local and international NGOs and community-based organizations implementing relevant activities and programs in country, as well as key governmental actors and stakeholders, with an up-to-date understanding and knowledge of the political environment and social conditions in the country.
Fluent Ukrainian and English required; proficiency in Russian strongly preferred.
To apply, please submit your application via the following link no later than August 4, 2021 https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/69e96725dcc64f5cafcbcba5daf91af7
Please complete the required information and upload your cover letter and CV for consideration. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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