Job at DAI : RWANDA NGURIZA NSHORE: COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (Deadline: 10th May 2019)
RWANDA NGURIZA NSHORE: COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public-sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.
PROJECT BACKGROUND: The purpose of the five-year Feed the Future-funded Rwanda Nguriza Nshore project (“Lend so that I may invest”) is to drive rural economic growth through facilitating the emergence of a dynamic agribusiness sector. By alleviating constraints to investment and increasing access to financing, Nguriza Nshore will facilitate the creation and growth of small to medium agribusinesses, as an entry point for broader growth, to provide productive employment for rural populations and reduce poverty. By working with financial institutions, investors, public and private sector business development service providers, and a variety of Government of Rwanda ministries and initiatives, Nguriza Nshore will be the catalyst that strengthens and improves existing public and private platforms that support investment from international, local, bank and non-bank sources, creating a better-functioning finance and investment ecosystem
ROLE’S PURPOSE: The purpose of the Communications Manager is to lead the development of communications across various platforms for the Feed the Future funded Nguriza Nshore project. The Communications Manager will be responsible for the development and roll-out of the Nguriza Nshore communications strategy and systems. The Communications Manager will conduct a scan of the communications landscape in Rwanda, particularly on other USAID Activities, including the nature of Nguriza Nshore’s audience, effectiveness of various media platforms, and how and when to use these platforms. The analysis will result in a communications strategy for the duration of the Activity with suggestions for:
• Using communications tools to inform the public regarding project activities, for example new investments or policy changes;
• Using communications tools to support project activities, for example producing materials targeted at financial institutions or small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to help communicate benefits of de-risking tools or preinvestment support.
The Communications Manager will then be in charge of implementing the strategy, overseeing the communications team and ensuring that all communications products meet DAI, Feed the Future and USAID standards.
The Communications Manager reports to the MEL/CLA Director.
He/She will design, produce and implement the communications strategy, hire and build the capacity of a Communications Officer, and ensure that all communications materials are donor compliant.
The following are the Communications Manager’s primary responsibilities:
• Identify the communications needs of the project, and the potential to use communications tools to advance project effectiveness;
• Develop an applied communications strategy, including a branding strategy following Feed the Future regulations, for the life of the project;
• Create plan for targeting key people (i.e. government officials) as well as for reaching key audiences (youth, private sector etc.);
• Create system of tracking success stories, project statistics, data, news, updates, pictures etc. that can be shared among interns and used to post quickly on social media;
• Maintain and regularly update a “media bank” of project activity photos, videos and texts;
• Develop a digital/social media campaigns and manage Activity-specific social media accounts. Identify possible series or campaigns to increase audience engagement and create greater visibility;
• Supervise the maintenance and updates of the Nguriza Nshore website;
• Develop and disseminate e-newsletters to relevant stakeholders;
• Create Nguriza Nshore brochure, general project info sheet and other general communications items, as outlined in the strategy;
• Work with the MEL Team to visualize data and disseminate on social media and through the newsletter in a digestible manner
• Support Nguriza Nshore technical team and COP to compile, prepare and edit donor reports;
• Support SME partners on communication and marketing needs as part of Nguriza Nshore investment readiness support;
• Hire, manage and build the capacity of a Communications Officer to support all communications duties with the objective of an eventual handover of responsibilities to this local position;
• Liaise with the DAI home office to effectively communicate Nguriza Nshore activities and progress through home office channels;
• Ensure compliance with Feed the Future and USAID branding and marking guidelines for all communications products including donor reports and project materials.
• BA in communications or related social science field;
• Bachelor’s with Distinction, First Class Honours, or Second Class Honours Upper Division;
• At least 3 years of experience in project support communications in Rwanda;
• Previous experience on at least one USAID-funded project in Rwanda, submitting materials directly to USAID;
• At least one year of experience using Feed the Future and USAID branding;
and marking systems and policies;
• Portfolio of previous materials developed for USAID-funded projects, solely developed and written by the applicant;
• Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, with experience communicating difficult and sensitive topics in a creative and easily accessible manner;
• Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital and social media in Rwanda, with 1-2 years’ experience managing social media channels;
• Ability to expertly use photo editing and desktop publishing software including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator;
• Proven experience building the capacity of junior communications staff in Rwanda;
• English fluency and at least high-intermediate level oral and written skills in Kinyarwanda.
• Willingness to take extra steps outside of the job scope in order to produce and ensure timely delivery of required communications materials;
• Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage several tasks under extremely tight deadlines;
• Willingness to experiment with new approaches or technologies;
• Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills;
• Willingness to learn.
REPORTING: This position will report to the Nguriza Nshore MEL/CLA Director.
LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda
COMPENSATION AND SUMMARY OF BENEFITS:
Position Title: Communication Manager Name of Project: Nguriza Nshore Activity Location: Kigali, Rwanda Level of Effort: LTTA Base Salary: 27,277,159 FRW annually, earned and paid on monthly basis Please note that as a USAID contractor, DAI is required to withhold all applicable and required social contributions and/or taxes in accordance with Rwandan laws.
Approx. Start Date: May 27th, 2019. This date is subject to change as per USAID requirements and project needs.
Contingencies: USAID must accept your candidacy and the structural fit of the position within the project.
USAID must approve the proposed base salary and benefits.
Successful completion and receipt of the required positive professional references.
Status: The standard work week is 40 hours per week. Employees are not allowed to bill their hours as overtime unless they receive prior written approval from the Chief of Party. Employees will be compensated in accordance with Rwandan labor law, should they be working overtime.
Salary Payment Schedule:
Payments are made in arrears, and will represent the amount earned during the previous monthly period. Overtime may only be paid in accordance with local labor law and must be approved by the Chief of Party prior to being performed.
Benefits: The project’s benefits package is subject to change and USAID approval and includes:
1) DAI-provided medical insurance for staff and eligible dependents.
2) 6.06% Housing Allowance over base salary.
3) 5.3% Pension Fund over base salary.
4) 3.59% Transportation Allowance.
5) 13th Month Bonus.
7) Mandatory workers compensation contributions.
8) Paid annual and sick leave days.
9) Holiday leave in accordance with public Rwandan holidays.
HOW TO APPLY: Fill out the online application on the following link: //fs9.formsite.com/daisupplier