About the job
The purpose of USAID/Honduras’s Building Climate Resilience (BCR) Program is to strengthen the capacity of Honduran systems to withstand and respond to climate variability and change, thereby helping address underlying factors that contribute to irregular migration. The limited ability of Honduran systems to withstand and respond to climate variability and change, and to equitably, inclusively, and transparently manage key resources, impedes the country’s path to a more prosperous and secure place where its citizens are inspired to stay and invest in their future.
BCR seeks to help Honduras break the vicious cycle described above. In accordance with U.S. Government priorities to address the underlying factors that contribute to irregular migration,
BCR will engage with public and private sector actors through this Program to:
- improve equitable, inclusive, and transparent water resources management
- conserve critical ecosystems, and
- manage climate risk.
The Program will improve water availability for domestic and agricultural use, which in turn will improve economic investments and food security, reduce social conflict around water resources, and ultimately build resilience to climate change.
The Communications Manager will present progress toward achieving BCR objectives, compiling and editing weekly, quarterly, and annual reports, and managing the first production of marketing materials. S/he will manage events and collaborate with public relations and media, including local, regional, and national media outlets. S/he will guide and support the project’s overall communications strategy, and will implement the project’s communications approach internally and externally, including developing social media and outreach strategies. S/he will respond to client requests for communications materials and work closely with the USAID Communications Team as required. Given that communications products will be in English and Spanish, full proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking in both languages is essential.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and execute the project’s overall communications strategy and messaging to a variety of target audiences.
- Produce aesthetically appealing reports, presentations, success stories, videos, and other multimedia products to inform USAID, GOH, stakeholders, the public, and other specific audiences about the project’s planning and progress on activities, objectives, and results.
- Support to develop routine reporting required including biweekly reports, quarterly, annual reports, and other deliverables. Oversee the development of contract deliverables, providing quality assurance related to informational content and client satisfaction.
- Anticipate and support USAID with ad hoc communications needs as requested, often within limited time frames.
- Represent BCR at events and meetings, as required, and liaise with relevant stakeholders to increase project visibility and maximize coordination across BCR activities as well as with other USAID and donor programs.
- Liaise and coordinate with partners and USAID regarding informational product development and distribution, understanding target audiences and messaging requirements.
- Support project communications with the USAID Mission, coordinated and approved through the Mission’s Communication Team, and others as directed.
- Promote the projects and USAID’s visibility and profile across various outlets.
- Ensure adherence to the project’s Branding Implementation and Marking Plan.
- Assist to build capacity of project staff to develop content from project activities; support staff with templates and reporting guidelines as needed.
- Ensure program events and successes are appropriately promoted to USAID and other audiences as directed.
- Support development and operationalization of the project’s knowledge management strategy, including proactive development and dissemination of knowledge management materials designed to actively engage stakeholders.
- Facilitate project-wide initiatives to foster continuous collaboration, learning, and adaptation to ensure project quality and continuous improvement.
- Manage and maintain project documents in the project’s files, DAI’s management information system (TAMIS), the project website, and other hosting platforms, as appropriate.
The Communications Manager will supervise Communications Officers in the project’s central and hub officers, as well as the Social Media Assistant.
- At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience in communications, reporting, and/or communications product development, plus a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
- Prior experience developing and managing project communications and reporting for international donor-funded projects required, including experience working on USAID-funded projects with demonstrated knowledge of USG branding and marking guidelines and related guidance.
- Demonstrated experience designing and implementing communications plans and strategies, including social media and outreach strategies, using a variety of platforms and software and hardware tools.
- Demonstrated experience developing and implementing knowledge management plans to foster collaboration, learning, and adaptation.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Applied experience with graphics and/or desktop publishing software.
- Applied Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and/or SharePoint, etc.
- Professional proficiency in English and Spanish is required (Level III Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale, or equivalent).
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) desired; master’s degree preferred.