Job at CNFA: Communications Officer (Deadline: 17 August 2017)
Feed the Future Rwanda HingaWeze
CNFA is a US-based nonprofit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods by empowering the private sector through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets.
Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda HingaWeze
The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda HingaWeze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.
Under the supervision of the Operations and Procurement Manager, the Communications Officer will be responsible for developing and overseeing the project communications strategy and activities, including developing marketing materials that comply with the USAID approved Branding and Marking Plan. S/he will also be responsible for quality control on all reports, marketing materials, and for training staff on USAID, and project branding and marking.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The main duties of the Communications Officerare:
- Develop and oversee communications materials including but not limited to success stories, press releases, brochures, presentations, speeches, talking points and additional marketing materials.
Regularly communicate the project’s activities and impacts to CNFA headquarters and stakeholders.This includes submitting Quarterly Deliverables to CNFA HQ and participating in bi-monthly phone calls to HQ;
- Ensure Project’s compliance with USAID and CNFA’s Branding and Marking Plan;
- Manage and oversee the development of content of project HingaWeze website;
- In close collaboration with the Operations and Procurement Manager, respond to short notice and ad hoc communication requests from USAID;
- Assist execution of office photography and documentation of the HingaWeze brochure, workshops and publications;
- Lead logistical support and ensure proper coordination for the preparation of high-level meetings and workshops and public events;
- Continue to develop and manage an extensive library of videos, photography, and project documents.Later stages will include short Project videos;
- Support the production of high-quality reports including the Feed the Future biweekly, monthly and quarterly reports to be submitted to USAID;
- Support the development and contribute of success stories.
- 5 years of experience in communications and media, including managing and launching promotional events and materials for donor-funded projects;
- Bachelors or higher in Media, Communication, and Development;
- Fluency in English and advanced level of French and Kinyarwanda Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
- Experience working on USAID branding and marking strategy, including the development of one-pagers, sector-specific fact sheets, and success stories, a plus;
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must apply through the following link with “Rwanda FTF HingaWeze- Communications Officer” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is August 17, 2017.