Creative Associates International Information Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Creative Associates International Information Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 225443

Category: Information Technology

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Contract


Job Description


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis stabilization.

Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others.

Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates International, Inc. (Creative) seeks an Information Officer for an anticipated USAID-funded project which will implement activities in support of Ethiopia’s democratic opening and the Government of Ethiopia’s reform agenda.

The Information Officer will play a key role in coordinating the high volume of information that comes from the implementation of program activities, as well as other sources, such as open-source reporting and media, and utilizing this information to contribute to program learning efforts and to inform strategy decisions made by the USAID Country Representative (CR), Deputy Country Representative (DCR), and Chief of Party.

The Information Officer will liaise with various stakeholders in Ethiopia, including national and sub-national government officials, development actors, civil society, and media outlets in order to improve the program’s understanding of the country context and inform any resulting adaptation of strategy and objectives as directed by the CR and/or DCR.

The Information Officer will contribute to reporting and learning materials and deliverables as needed.


The Information Officer is responsible for:

  • Gathering information from a variety of sources and performing analyses in an effort to improve and refine senior management team members’ understanding of the country context, current trends, and changes;
  • Synthesizing information from multiple sources and producing easily digestible updates and trend analysis;
  • Liaising with a variety of stakeholders and entities, to include national, sub-national, and local officials and leaders; civil society actors; other development agencies, projects, and
    activity representatives; and media outlets;
  • Creating written reports and/or deliverables detailing the results of analysis, information gathering, and/or other projects as requested by the senior management team;
  • Contributing to regular program reporting in coordination with other relevant staff members; and
  • Presenting analyses and recommendations for programming, potential activities, strategy, and objectives to senior management team members.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience, including program reporting, social science research and analysis, journalism, or other related fields;
  • Experience performing analysis on political and democratic transitions, political reform, and/or conflict mitigation;
  • Experiencing liaising with national or sub-national government officials and representatives on a regular basis;
  • Experience working in a diverse and fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform analyses with a quick turnaround to inform decision-making in a timely manner; and
  • Fluency in written and oral English.

    Highly Desired Qualifications:

    The following are highly desired but not required:

  • University degree in a relevant field;
  • Experience with performing research and analysis or program reporting on a donor-funded project; and
  • Experience presenting recommendations or reporting to high-level officials or decision-makers.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Position contingent upon donor funding.

    How to Apply

    Creative invites eligible candidates to submit their applications via Creative Associates International Information Officer Jobs in Ethiopia on or before October 16, 2019.
    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

    However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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