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Job Description for Communications & Program Officer:

  • Assist the Communications & Outreach Specialist in the preparation of all communication strategies, work plans and activities to facilitate the achievement of the project goals;
  • Assist in preparation of PYWDP’s advocacy and promotional material including brochures (print and electronic), newsletters, fact-sheets, one-pagers etc.;
  • Draft press releases, event briefers, media relations content, presentations, fact sheets, case studies, investment and corporate newsletter content, and talking points;
  • Assist the Communications & Outreach Specialist to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external key stakeholders including media to ensure proper dissemination of the key communications material;
  • Handle event management related tasks for project’s events including site visits, venue finalization, and branding;
  • Coordinate conferences, seminars, workshops, roundtable meetings, and core advocacy group meetings. Prepare agendas, and conduct research and photography for all events;
  • Develop drafts for PYWD’s success stories and conduct field visits for associated photography;
  • Coordinate with advertising agencies, printers, video and audio production and editing houses, documentary makers, media and public relation firms, stall/pavilion fabrication firms, designers, and other vendors for project’s significant events;
  • Ensure compliance to USAID’s writing, branding and marking guidelines;
  • Liaison with project’s Component Leads and field to help them conduct outreach activities as per USAID’s branding and marking guidelines;
  • Ensure proper reporting, filing and archiving of all relevant administrative, technical and programmatic communications documents both. Maintain data and record of all communications related documents including press clippings in electronic and hard copy files;
  • Coordinate to complete behavior change activities, as per workplan
  • Assist in other program related duties as assigned;

Qualifications and Skills Requirements: 

  • Bachelors or Masters in mass communications/social sciences/marketing/journalism/arts or equivalent from a leading Pakistani or foreign university.
  • About two years of work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Highly strong writing, editing and designing skills
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • Willingness to travel for field visits to other districts and rural areas.
  • Writing, editing, branding and communications management experience is desirable.
  • Work experience in communications/media/marketing, especially in donor-funded projects required.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with project’s team members as well as external stakeholders including partners and grantees.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, designing, infographics
  • Excellent communication skills

Note: Preference will be given to those having prior USAID projects ‘experience