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Communications Consultant
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Development Innovations Group (DIG), a Maryland-based firm, is seeking a specialist to serve as a Communications Consultant with a core focus on producing communications materials for USAID. The communications materials will include project fact sheets , success stories, infographics, and brochures, among other documents. The Consultant will develop knowledge and learning products for public and USAID access. The consulting position will favor applicants who have produced facts sheets for USAID, who have background in international development, experience creating infographics, and who have excellent English writing skills.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Events, Media, and Publicity

Responsibilities will include the following:

·          In consultation with the relevant technical staff, design and deliver project fact sheets, policy briefs, knowledge products, and communications materials;

·          Develop and produce compelling written content to showcase DIG’s programs’ experience, expertise, and results; and

·          Support the collection and/or selection of high-quality photographs with appropriate content for reporting to USAID.

Other Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include the following:

·          Undertake other responsibilities, tasks, or activities assigned by DIG staff.

Qualifications Required for Effective Performance

·          Education : A bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in the field of communications, public relations, graphic design, or a related area is desirable. A Master’s degree in the related fields of journalism, communications, or public relations is advantageous.

·          Prior Work Experience : The candidate is required to have experience producing fact sheets and other communications materials for USAID and should demonstrate familiarity with USAID media and branding policies. At least five years of experience in the fields of public relations and/or corporate communications is recommended.

·          Language Proficiency : The candidate is required to be fluent in English and have excellent writing skills.  

·          Job Knowledge : Knowledge of MS Office software and other media software packages (i.e., InDesign, Photoshop) is required. The candidate must be capable of crafting messages targeting USAID, international development organizations, and a variety of audiences.

·          Skills and Abilities : Excellent written and oral English communication skills and interpersonal skills are required. The candidate must have the ability to produce project fact sheets, as well as other communications materials, for USAID. The candidate must also have the ability to create infographics for the communications materials. 

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