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Communications & Learning Specialist – West Africa Biodiversity and Low Emissions Development (WABiLED)


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Organization: Tetra Tech
Closing date: 4 Nov 2020

Tetra Tech International Development Services (https://careers.tetratechintdev.com), headquartered in Arlington, VA, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Communications and Learning Specialist candidates for the USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Low Emissions Development (WABiLED) activity. The Communications & Learning Specialist will work closely with technical team members to develop communications and knowledge products geared for a wide range of stakeholders to promote project objectives related to combatting wildlife trafficking; reducing deforestation, forest degradation and biodiversity loss; and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration from improved land use. This long-term position is based in Liberia and will report to the Country Director.

Responsibilities:

* Develop comprehensive communications and outreach plan;

* Develop and provide training in the use of outreach materials;

* Contribute to program planning and reports;

* Lead awareness-raising campaigns toward public, government, and relevant stakeholders including private sector and development partners;

* Build capacity among staff, partners and other stakeholders around information product development.

Qualifications:

* University degree in communications, marketing, journalism, environmental studies or related discipline;

* At least 5 years of experience related to media development and communications related to conservation, biodiversity and/or environmental governance;

* Experience leading effective communications initiatives and public outreach campaigns, developing multi-media messages, and building capacity for effective advocacy;

* Graphic design and/or video editing skills are preferred, but not required.

* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, including government officials, project staff and/or donor agencies;

* USAID experience preferred;

* Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required.

* West African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

How to apply:

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: http://bit.ly/WABiLEDcomms

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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