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.
1. ROLE’S PURPOSE:
SBVPA/ALE has identified the need for a Communication Officer to provide support to the technical team of the ALE Activity, under the supervision of the Communications Manager and COP. In general terms; the communication Officer will write Spanish and English language documents and communications materials, support the application of the branding and marking plan.
2. OBJECTIVES AND DUTIES:
• Support the ALE team in incorporating key aspects of communication actions in every activity that is required (branding and marking, social networks)
• Draft English and Spanish-language deliverables in close coordination with the technical team and under the supervision of the Communications Manager.
• Support ALE technical staff and if required other member of the Activity.
• Support in building and implementing a capacity building strategy for internal staff and for external partners.
• Assist in writing and translating for quarterly reports, biannual newsletters and biweekly reports.
• Give the Specialist required for the conceptualization and the production of success stories as well as providing adequate guidance communications staff.
• Act as technical counterpart of ALE for procurement process related to printed and audiovisual material.
• Assist the technical writer in the process of editing the draft documents, and support formatting reports for printing and publication.
• Other responsibilities as defined by the Communications Manager or the COP.
• Under the B&M plan, make available all the templates that ALE has to use for image purposes
• Coordinate the registry process of the main technical activities of ALE, this includes printed record, photographic record and audiovisual records
• Act a photographer in key events (or supervise the photographers in charge of digital registry)
• Support the organization of events
• Other assignments as required.
• Academic background in journalism, communications, marketing, graphic design, or other related fields.
• At least 2 years of experience in communications area
• At least 1 year of experience in USAID communications area (preferred)
• Level 4 in English and perfectly fluent in Spanish
• Graphic design experience
• Ability to communicate effectively and provide timely feedback.
• Ability to communicate and relate to team members at all levels of an organization.
• Demonstrated experience
4. HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should email their application to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Communications Officer” in the subject line. An application must include a CV and a cover letter in English. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.