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Country: Mali
Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Closing date: 29 Apr 2022

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Senior Communication Specialist

Department/Location: Conflict, Crisis and Governance / Bamako, Mali

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Overview: IBTCI is currently seeking a Senior Communication Specialist for a proposal for the five-year Mali Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Platform. The purpose of this project is to establish a monitoring platform which will 1) conduct third-party monitoring on behalf of USAID Mali; 2) conduct data quality assessments data collected in non-permissive environments; and 3) provide logistical support for external USAID Mali meetings/events. This position is contingent on award and is open to third country nationals and local nationals only.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop communications strategies for internal and external communications, outreach programs and activities in coordination with USAID/ MALI.
  • Write and edit USAID/Mali outreach and communication materials including but not limited to fact sheets, situation reports, public presentations and briefing materials for external audiences including the public, the media,
  • Ensure that final documents for senior management review are well organized, follow appropriate formats, contain the required information, and are written in clear and easily understood language while maintaining accuracy in terms of technical content.
  • Take and ensure high quality photographs are taken by field monitors for USAID/Mali use during M&E site visits.
  • Draft social media posts for Mission use on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Develop USAID standard Success Stories as well as content for use on the USAID/Mali Medium blog and Exposure page that incorporate M&E data.
  • Summarize and package key results data from M&E activities in visually attractive ways based on USAID Graphics Standards design guidance for public dissemination.
  • Produce 10 videos in (English and French subtitles) about USAIDs work in Mali annually.
  • Monitor and report on IP branding and marking compliance during M&E site visits.
  • Coordinate with USAID/Mali DOC Team to ensure that public opinion polling and baseline studies capture data for use in strategic communications planning and assessment.
  • Contribute to the development of and participate in learning and training events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Management, with remote management experience a plus.
  • Previous experience on a USAID-funded award.
  • Development and oversight of communication of project activities.
  • Prior experience working in Mali preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least five (5) years’ of progressive professional experience in the field of communication.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a communication team and demonstrate a solid competency in oral and written communications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in insecure and diverse environments
  • French Level III (General Professional Proficiency) and English Level III (General Professional Proficiency).

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism or other discipline related to communication or radio-diffusion.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Domestic and international travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients' missions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact the Talent Acquisition team at TalentAcquisition@ibtci.com (Do not send your resume to this account, for consideration please apply in our career page).

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