Communications Specialist, USAID/LEBANON, BALADI CAP PROJECT
BUILDING ALLIANCES FOR LOCAL ADVANCEMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT CAPACITY BUILDING (BALADI CAP) PROJECT
STATEMENT OF WORK
Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment Capacity Building (BALADI CAP) is a 7+ year, USAID-funded program which aims to build the capacity of selected civil society organizations (CSOs) to manage and implement grants, foster increased citizen engagement with policy-makers and parliamentary committees, as well as support the continued development of 3 issue-based CSO advocacy networks and targeted advocacy initiatives on selected priority topics, in collaboration and partnership with selected local partners and governmental entities.
**Please note: Only Lebanese citizens are eligible for this position
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
The Communications Specialist will be responsible for working with the BALADI CAP program team and its beneficiaries to highlight program impact and partner successes and improve communications and outreach with and between CSOs partners, their advocacy networks and communities, as well as increase awareness of advocacy and parliamentary initiatives on priority issues throughout Lebanon. This is a part-time position that works in close cooperation with the Technical Specialists and Grants Specialists, under the direction and supervision of the Chief of Party.
**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Lebanese citizenship will be considered.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide technical development, support, management, and oversight of all media-related activities implemented under the program.
Update and implement an overall and integrated program communication and outreach strategy to ensure increased visibility, public awareness and outreach, and enable the effective integration and coordination of communications across all program components.
Manage the projects website and knowledge management portal (KMP), as well as its various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts.
Produce a monthly program e-newsletter highlighting project activities, partners and events.
Work closely with technical staff and partners to develop story line ideas and related online content on program activities and achievements.
Draft, edit and disseminate written materials in professional-level English and Arabic, including success stories, newsletters, factsheets, outreach materials, and other communication products.
Act as the point of contact for all media inquiries.
Maintain the program photo gallery and update photos regularly on the website and KMP.
Bachelors Degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations or a related field.
Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated experience in generating reports, weekly updates, press releases, newsletters, and other outreach and communications materials.
Experience developing and posting content and photos on websites, social media and related communications platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Chat Rooms, etc.
Experience with graphic design software and website design highly preferred.
Written and oral fluency in Arabic and English.
USAID experience preferred.