|Date Posted||September 11, 2019|
Local Hire U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC): Strategic Communications Manager (U.S citizens only)
Organisation: US Agency for International DevelopmentClosing date: 18 Sep 2019
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
SOLICITATION NO.: Mission Notice (MN) 19-145
ISSUANCE DATE: 09/05/2019
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/18/ 2019 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)
POSITION TITLE: Strategic Communications Manager
MARKET VALUE: $90,621 to $117,810 equivalent to GS-14. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year, with four (4) one-year options Not-to-exceed five (5) subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance or better.
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya
SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facility/Computer Access
STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION
The USAID/Kenya and East Africa Environment Office is responsible for implementing a number of high-level U.S. government initiatives including President Trump’s Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking, which identified wildlife trafficking as a threat to public safety and national security, given its link to transnational organized crime. In addition, the Office is implementing the U.S. Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, and the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act. Kenya is a Tier 1 Country under the USAID Biodiversity Policy and East Africa is a Tier 2 Country, meaning that mission resources and staff must align activities to achieve positive outcomes to protect biologically significant ecosystems. USAID’s biodiversity earmark remains strong, with significant expectations for advancing cutting-edge conservation programming with high impact.
● Ensure that the ENV communications strategy supports the office’s and mission’s objectives for the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR).
● Coordinate with the USAID/KEA DOC to leverage local, regional and international media relationships that will ensure ENV events/stories are covered on a timely basis with appropriate content and that USAID and Embassy Nairobi staff are well informed of ENV activities, including ENV events.
● Establish excellent working relationships and strategic engagement with a wide range of senior figures within the development and USG community related to communications, including communications officials in other USAID Missions, AID/Washington, the USAID/KEA DOC team, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Kenya, the Kenya and regional donor community, and ENV’s implementing partners throughout Kenya and the East Africa region.
Demonstrated experience coordinating with U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, national or local governments, and/or other high-profile entities supporting economic growth.