Uzbekistan: Information and Communications Specialist

Details

  • Position: Information and Communications Specialist
  • Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
  • Job Type: Consultant
  • Location: Uzbekistan

 

Summary

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

The Information and Communications Specialist provides support for the design and implementation of the SICA communications strategy in Uzbekistan, including maintaining close working relations with media outlets, online influencers and public sector press services, and coordinating with communications counterparts at other USAID-funded programs.

Duties

The Information and Communications Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Regional Information and Communications Specialist and E-Learning Program Manager/Digital Platform Coordinator based in Almaty and will be responsible for doing the following:

  • Localize existing communications strategies for program activities with clear interim objectives and measurable indicators 
  • Work closely with technical leads to ensure a cohesive communication effort across four program objectives 
  • Oversee the program’s website content and, when appropriate, contribute to its maintenance and update 
  • 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 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 communications efforts with other USAID-funded programs and EF projects in Uzbekistan

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 Uzbek required
  • Knowledge of Tajik, Turkmen or Kazakh a plus. 

Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to SICAjobs@eurasia.org with "UZB-ICS" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

© 2015-2021 Eurasia Foundation
;