Duties and responsibilities:
The Communications and Research Manager (CRM) is responsible for overseeing the timely submission and drafting of different communications and reporting requirements, as well as discreet research deliverables, such as weekly reports, performance reports, success stories, training reports, social media messaging, and research and analytical reports. The CRM will organize and compile information from the different contributors, catalogue project photos from regional offices, cover any external requests for interview, and support all other external communications as requested. The CRM monitors multiple media outlets to keep the program appraised of relevant political and environmental updates. The Communications and Research Manager is expected to coordinate closely with the project senior management and program teams to ensure high-quality reporting on program objectives and political relevance.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the research and analysis components of the program, including scope design, procurement, monitoring subcontractors, and review of deliverables.
- In consultation with the Chief of Party (COP), Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Director (MERLD), Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager (MELM), and USAID, identify, develop, and facilitate processes to generate, capture and apply the teamís learning to ongoing programing and for future stabilization programing.
- Support processes that enable the program team to make more explicit their learning and knowledge generated through activity implementation and activity evaluation.
- Prepare presentation materials on critical deliverables and contextual atmospherics, conducting briefing and training for project consultants, clients, and other project stakeholders.
- Draft Program deliverables, including quarterly reports, weekly reports, and key technical deliverables.
- Oversee management of program activity and communications files, ensuring they are up-to-date, compliant, and complete.
- Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
- At least three yearsí working on international development projects overseas of similar scale, scope, and technical focus, with at least one of those years in a fragile state context; experience working on Sudan is a plus.
- Bachelorís degree in governance, peacebuilding, conflict management, social sciences, international development, international relations/affairs, business, management, political science, law, or another related field.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, local government representatives, and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience in overseeing programmatic, administrative, and reporting functions, particularly for design and administration of in-kind or other grant activities.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Proactive self-starter with the ability to work effectively as a member of an international team.
- Experience developing programmatic reports and press releases.
- Strong computer skills, including MS Office and MS Access.
- Flexible, creative, and prepared to work against ever-changing deadlines in a demanding work environment.
- Fluency in written and oral English and Arabic is required.
- Position open to Sudan nationals only.