Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions.
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Counterpart International is seeking a full-time Development Outreach Coordinator with at least five years of experience implementing outreach programs to target audiences including: USAID, State Department, the donor community, PIOs, NGOs, and government officials at the national, district and local levels in the Pacific Region. This locally-hired individual will be responsible for leading a regional public relations strategy, expanding and strengthening partnerships, and utilizing both traditional systems and cutting edge information technology to promote communication, knowledge management, and information dissemination at community, national and regional levels. The candidate should have strong technical depth and expertise in climate change issues. Prior professional experience in communications and public relations related to climate change issues would be an asset.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
During this anticipated five-year assignment the Coordinator will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party to implement outreach programming over the region: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. The Coordinator will need to call upon a range of skills, including cultural knowledge, relationship management, capacity building, and project management. This person will produce regular electronic newsletters, social media updates, disseminate reports/studies and liaison with media.
- University degree in public relations, communications, international relations, or other related field.
- Minimum of five years previous work experience in public relations, communication, and media development programs.
- Technical background and experience in public relations, partnership building
- Communication tool experience with social medial, electronic newsletters, and press releases.
- News article producing, editing and distributing.
- Strong inter-personal skills and results orientation.
- High level of English fluency, both verbal and written.
- Strong network of national and regional contacts.
- Fluency in at least one local language.
- Familiarity and experience managing/implementing USAID-funded programs.
Counterpart is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.