Communications and Reporting Specialist

Posted 8 months ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Deadline: 10th of February 
Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of   Communications and Reporting Specialist for the USAID Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) Project. This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Communications and Reporting Specialist will design and implement reporting and communications processes, including required USAID reporting, social and traditional media outreach.
Responsibilities include:
  • Uses information from discussions with program staff, interviews with partners, and data from monitoring and evaluation reports to report on program status and impact, including success stories, snapshots, press releases, weekly reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, and ad hoc reports
  • Collects, analyzes, and summarizes the political and implementation environment in short and medium-length reports by drawing on program staff, external sources, partners, and other sources of information. Reporting will be frequent, timely, and tailored to various audiences, including Chemonics, key stakeholders inside and outside of the US government
  • Helps coordinate information flow between the Knowledge Team and Grants and Implementation Team. 
  • Assists in the proofreading and fact verification of various documents and reports, and ensures standardization of documents developed in terms of structure and content
  • As requested by project management and USAID, captures and disseminates key information, lessons learned, and action items from program events
  • As requested, supports the monitoring and evaluation team to document monitoring, evaluation, and learning, draft evaluations of clusters of activities, and other duties to contribute to program learning and adaptation, and demonstrates clearly and rigorously program successes and lessons learned
  • Collaborates and coordinates with all DCEO staff to create a participatory approach for thorough reporting and communication
  • Collaborates with potential short-term technical assistance and the Grants and Implementation Team to support grant activity development focused on media and communications
  • Oversees creative and effective ways to improve program communications
  • Supports DCEO staff in preparation of materials for outreach and other project activities
  • Helps ensure compliance with all USAID branding and marking guidelines
  • Provides support as needed for project events
  • Conducts translation/interpretation as needed to support project implementation and communications
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, public policy, public relations, communications or another relevant field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience in writing, communications, journalism, or public relations required
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and reporting on program impact and implementation highly preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, strong professional judgment
  • Prior experience conducting communications or other relevant STTAs preferred
  • Prior experience with monitoring, evaluation, and learning and/or knowledge of social science research methods preferred
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills required
  • Understanding of Chemonics’ policies and procedures required
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Prior experience on USAID programs preferred
  • Knowledge of Iraq’s operating environment preferred
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Arabic required
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Iraq and assist in workshops and conferences.

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