Almaty: Information and Communications Specialist

Details

  • Position: Information and Communications Specialist
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Almaty

Summary

Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US non-profit organization promoting civil society development and good governance, is accepting applications for an Information and Communications Specialist for the Civil Society Support Program in Central Asia (CSSP). The purpose of CSSP is to cultivate a vibrant and responsive citizen-oriented civil society in Central Asia.

The Information and Communications Specialist is responsible for the design and implementation of the CSSP communications strategy, maintains close working relations with media outlets, online influencers and public sector press services, and coordinates with communications counterparts at other USAID-funded programs. 

Duties

  • Develop contextualized CSSP communications strategies for program activities with clear interim objectives and measurable indicators. 
  • Work closely with the CSSP technical leads to ensure a cohesive communication effort across the four program components. 
  • Oversee the program’s website and, when appropriate, contribute to its redesign. 
  • Manage the program’s social media presence on multiple platforms and ensure timely updates. 
  • Provide comprehensive communications support for public events, including youth outreach events, TEDx-style events, summer camps, data visualization competitions and more. 
  • Support the design of the program outreach materials (e.g. social media graphics, booklets, leaflets, brochures) and event-related communications products (e.g. banners, name badges, hand out materials). 
  • Coordinate with CSSP communications counterparts in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to ensure consistent branding and messaging. 
  • Coordinate communications efforts with other USAID-funded programs.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or a related field; Master’s or Specialist degree preferred. 
  • Minimum three years’ experience in developing and executing successful strategic communications programs, with a focus on broad public awareness and civil society engagement. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills. 
  • Knowledge of local media landscape required.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) required. 
  • Prior experience in strategic communications for large-scale reform initiatives preferred. 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign) preferred. 
  • Experience with website design and/or maintenance preferred. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Russian and Kazakh required. 
  • Knowledge of Tajik, Turkmen or Uzbek a plus. 

Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to CSSP-jobs@eurasia.org​ with "KAZ-ICS" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

 

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