Nombre de la organización
PROYECTO USAID / ASEGURANDO LA EDUCACIÓN
Descripción de la plaza vacante
DAI, a global development company based in the United States, works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. DAI has worked in Latin America since 1970, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including democratic governance and public-sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.
The Honduras School-Based Violence Prevention Activity (Asegurando la Educación) is a five-year, $20.8 million USAID program addressing school-based violence to support improved education outcomes and reduce violence in target communities. Through the Honduras SBVPA, DAI will support USAID/Honduras to implement innovations to address school-based violence (SBV) that impedes the delivery of education and use education and school processes to contribute to violence prevention in target communities.
The SBVPA team engages teachers, administrators, parents and students—as well as community members and national policy makers in schools and communities in the municipalities of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro de Sula, La Ceiba, Choloma and Tela —to reduce risks and protect students. By transferring knowledge of best practices from other violence prevention programs in Central America and by utilizing a targeted grants program, Asegurando la Educación is improving schools’ ability to prevent violence, strengthen local networks that enhance school safety, and build the capacity of the Ministry of Education and other social protection actors to respond to school-based violence.
Communications Manager will supervise and mentor the communications staff, design communications products, and train technical and field staff in communications skills. The successful candidate will ensure quality Spanish and English language documents and communications materials, as well as ensuring that all communications and promotional products comply with Asegurando’s branding and marking plan.
Objectives and Duties:
- Supervise the application of all the branding and marking plan rules in all ALE activities
- Draft, coordinate, edit, and produce publication-ready Spanish- and English-language communications products, including but not limited to weekly reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, strategies, Success Stories, brochures, Fact Sheets, eNewsletters, and videos, among others
- Supervise and mentor Communications staff
- Assist in the graphic design of inputs for communications products
- Liaise with USAID communications officials, as appropriate
- Train technical staff in drafting weekly, quarterly, and other reports and products, including in photography skills, eNewsletters, etc.
- Manage the writing processes to ensure publication-ready quality and timely submission to USAID reports and other communications products
- Prepare user-friendly templates for common communications products, such as strategies and program updates
- Act a photographer in key events (or supervise the photographers in charge of digital registry)
- Lead the organization of medium and large events
- Maintain orderly filing system of all communications and knowledge management products on share drive
- Other assignments as required
- Coordinate with Knowledge Management Manager
- Support KM unit with analysis of primary and secondary data and project results to distill lessons learned and best practices
- Support KM unit in the development of manage knowledge sharing tools and products including learning communities, presentations and project/policy briefs and other written documents
- Support KM unit in identification of the best ways to capture and share technical knowledge to improve program efficiency and promote school safety with our partners
- Collaborate with KM unit to innovate and design learning mechanisms and activities to provide project staff and external stakeholder with key information to achieve safe learning environments
- Help KM unit to manage and implement the Learning Plan which seeks to find responses to key project development questions
- Other assignments as required
- This position will report to the COP
Base of Operations:
- Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, with frequent travel to San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba
- Native Spanish writing skills
- Native English writing skills
- Minimum Bachelors of Arts degree or equivalent, MA or equivalent preferred
- Significant experience managing teams of three or more staff
- At least 5 years of experience in communications
- Significant USAID experience
- Video production and/or video editing preferred
- Graphic design experience preferred
- Strong photography skills
Como aplicar a la plaza vacante
Los interesados/interesadas deben enviar sus resúmenes profesionales a firstname.lastname@example.org con la frase Communications Manager en la línea del asunto. Una aplicación debe incluir un CV, una carta de expresión de interés. Solamente los candidatos en lista corta serán contactados.