Position Summary

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for contributing to the writing and editing activities operations of a USAID-funded rural livelihoods project in West Africa.

Reporting & Supervision

The Communications Specialist will report directly to the Communications Manager and work closely with the Senior Communications Officer.

Primary Responsibilities

Administration

  • Support the development and implementation of the comprehensive annual communications plan that aligns with The Trade Hub s workplan that achieves the program’s internal and external communications goals;
  • Follow USAID’s Branding and Marking Plan;
  • Assist the Senior Communications Officer with activities that promote communication between The Trade Hub and the West Africa-based USAID Missions, including project content suitable for dissemination on USAID channels. 
  • Support the writing and/or editing USAID quarterly reports and other major USAID-required project documents;
  • Provide administrative support to outside consultants (such as translators, photographers, videographers, etc.);
  • Collaborate with HQ Communications team.

Writing & editing

  • Identify and propose to the  Communications Manager suitable stories, photo essays and other content that would appear in the newsletter, website and social media channels.
  • Write assigned success stories, features and briefs for publication in The Trade Hub’s website and other channels, including USAID outlets.
  • Place content on the program’s website, newsletter and social media channels; and
  • Collaborate with HQ Communications to create and disseminate content through Creative’s channels.

Outreach & events

  • Work on all communications aspects of events, including promotion, program content for program, registration materials and related items; and
  • Setup, staff and pack up Trade Hub exhibits at events.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required, BA degree highly desired. 
  • Must have 4 years of general work experience, A minimum of two (2) years of work experience in Communications or other relevant fields, including journalism or public relations. 
  • Experience in social media content production. 
  • Language: French and English is required
  • Strong writing and editing skills

Desired skills and qualification

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design programs
  • Candidates must be an Ivorian national

Interested applicants should send their CVs either in PDF or word format as one document to recruit@westafricatih.com on or before 24th June, 2022

Only finalists will be contacted.