|Job Title:||Communications Specialist II|
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Communications Specialist in Washington, D.C.
mSTAR is a five-year project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Global Development Lab that seeks to initiate and support game-changing interventions advancing digital finance, digital inclusion, as well as mobile data collection and use. The project supports broad-based coordinated action by a range of market stakeholders — including governments, donors, mobile service providers, and their customers. mSTAR has staff in five countries and dozens of ongoing activities ranging from a major national effort to increase merchant acceptance of mobile payments, to global research on alternative business models for connecting the world’s marginalized populations. In addition to implementing projects for USAID, mSTAR also initiates and implements additional activities in support of the overall project goals.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
By facilitating and organizing research, writing, editing, events, and social media activities, the Communications Specialist will work closely with mSTAR and the Knowledge and Insights (K&I) team at USAID’s Center for Digital Development to support the implementation of their communications strategy. The Communications Specialist will be responsible for organizing in-person and virtual events, public awareness raising campaigns, technical publications, reports, guidance tools, ICT4D research, and other types of knowledge sharing. The position will also be responsible for tracking major ICT4D trends, developing and deploying a social media strategy, maintaining avenues for distribution to and engagement with key industry stakeholders in digital technology for development, publishing a monthly newsletter, drafting messaging content and talking points, developing fact sheet templates and content, organizing websites and micro-sites, and organizing a communications toolkit. The Specialist will be expected to bring innovative ideas to optimize the knowledge and learning strategy of the USAID K&I team. This position is initially for one year and may be renewed depending on budget considerations.
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