Almaty: Information and Communications Specialist

Details

  • Deadline: 31 October 2021
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Kazakhstan

Summary

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

The ICS is responsible for the design and implementation of the SICA 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 SICA communications strategies for program activities with clear interim objectives and measurable indicators
  • Work closely with the SICA technical leads to ensure a cohesive communication effort across the four program components
  • Draft success stories, impact stories and other summaries of program activities and results for diverse audiences
  • 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 SICA communications counterparts in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to ensure consistent branding and messaging
  • Coordinate communications efforts with other USAID-funded programs
  • Other duties, as assigned.

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. 

Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with "KAZ-ICS" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

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