Liberia nationals: Communications and Advocacy Manager, USAID/ Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia

Winrock International

Montserrado, Liberia 🇱🇷

Position Title:       Communications and Advocacy Manager, USAID/ Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia

Location:                Montserrado, Liberia

Department:        Agriculture, Resilience, and Water

Reports to:            Chief of Party


Position Overview:

Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural, and environmental challenges. Inspired by its namesake Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Winrock is a nonprofit organization that implements a portfolio of more than 100 agriculture, environment, and social development projects in over 40 countries. Winrock combines technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to improve lives around the globe.

Winrock is seeking candidates for a Communications and Advocacy Manager to prepare strategic communications materials and reports, and dissemination of advocacy strategy with stakeholders for the USAID Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia Activity Link.  The USAID/Liberia-funded Activity will strengthen water sector governance, create scalable models for equitable water service delivery, and mobilize collaborative action to improve access to clean water services. The purpose of the project is to move Liberians in Montserrado and Margibi counties to a basic level of water services.


Major Responsibilities

  • Prepare project factsheets and brochures and update as required.
  • With technical team, develop knowledge sharing and learning dissemination messages to share with partners and stakeholders. Edit and review staff communications and reports as required.
  • Prepare weekly updates for USAID. Solicit input for this update from the technical team and ensure timely delivery to USAID.
  • Coordinate with partners and stakeholders on advocacy actions to targeted decision-makers.
  • Oversee local partners to develop extension and outreach dissemination materials such as posters, radio scripts, and other media.
  • Lead/facilitate the writing of quarterly and annual reports, fact sheets, success stories, press releases, web articles, and other communication materials and deliverables. Develop social media content/pieces for dissemination through Winrock and USAID channels.
  • Liaise with the USAID/Liberia DOC officer to ensure project communications adhere to USAID requirements and acquire necessary USAID approvals for all external communications. Ensure all communications materials adhere to project Branding Strategy and Marking Plan.
  • Ensure women and marginalized groups are beneficiaries of the project and considered when developing outreach and communication strategies and activities.
  • Participate in regular field visits to document project activities and results, and train staff and partners. This includes developing a photo and video database to accompany articles and document project success.
  • Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock’s Home Office communications staff.
  • Coordinate dissemination of advocacy strategy to relevant project stakeholders.
  • Contribute to learning activities in support of the MEL and Technical teams.


Education:       B.S. or equivalent university degree in Communications, Political Sciences, Governance, or related field.

Experience:      The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in project communications / advocacy (USAID experience strongly preferred)
  • Excellent computer software skills in MS Excel and Word

Language:  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with fluency in English required 

Salary: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is open only to Liberian citizens.

APPLICATIONS:  Applicants must apply through Winrock’s Job page to submit their application, consisting of a current resume and cover letter referencing Liberia Comms Mngr, Liberia – Montserrado, Liberia by January 13, 2023.

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.

At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation.

Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization





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