COMMUNICATIONS AND RESEARCH SPECIALIST

US-DC-Washington
Category
Strategic Management Services
Type
Contract
Close Date
1/31/2018

Overview

The Communications and Research Specialist’s duties include, but are not limited to, providing research, information and data dissemination, marketing, writing thought pieces, educational training, videography, graphic design, outreach skills monitoring and evaluation, and other aspects of effective information gathering (including surveys and performance indicators) to support DCA and PCM projects and effectively communicate the impact of the overall DCA and PCM portfolios. On occasion, E3/DCA and E3/PCM may contract a communications firm to train and support DCA/PCM staff on storytelling and other tools to communicate DCA/PCM’s impact.  These duties may require limited domestic or international travel to provide short-term technical assistance or other support to DCA/PCM engagements..

Responsibilities

  • Internal communications: Manage and implement plans to communicate with the Bureau and the broader Agency with tasker inputs/briefer management, emails/calls, as well as supporting the coordination of Agency and Inter-Agency meetings. Including use of platforms such as MyUSAID Pages and Tibbr, and email marketing tools such as Constant Contact. Research: Provide research for stakeholder meetings, short-term technical assistance to prepare the foundation for DCA guarantees and/or PCM engagements or thought pieces around high-priority initiatives.
  • External communications: Influencer mapping and outreach, event mapping and outreach, and occasional press and media engagement.

  • Message management: Prepare talking points, speeches, and/or PowerPoint presentations and related materials for DCA/PCM and E3 senior leadership, and occasionally for the Administrator’s Office; provide support for the maintenance of internal communications planning documents (e.g., internal messaging and event calendars).

  • Event and project coordination: Support DCA/PCM on event management, including pre-event logistics, on-site coordination, and related messaging and content development.

  • Product management and development: Draft, edit, and /or clear written materials, including newsletters, press releases, fact sheets, blog posts, briefers, social media content, tool kits, how-to guides, sector-specific primers, video production, among other collateral. Serve as the team POC for the distribution of printed materials.

  • Legislative and Political Affairs (LPA) Liaison: Coordinate with LPA on legislative and public affairs issues and press matters, including short-turnaround responses to media requests.
  •  Communications and Research Strategy: Develop and coordinate implementation of communication and research strategy and update/revise as needed.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of relevant experience
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and experience working with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as a part of a complex team
  • Ability to prioritize effectively in an environment where prudent judgement in essential
  • Event planning experience preferable
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working in one or more of the following areas: communications, research and analysis, public relations, marketing, graphic design, and/or legislative and stakeholder engagement

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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