DAI Global Director of Strategic Communications Jobs in South Africa

DAI Global Director of Strategic Communications Jobs in South Africa

Project Background:

USAID’s Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) project is a five-year initiative implemented by DAI that supports regional integration, economic growth and food security through enhanced trade and investment.

The delivery of targeted assistance under this contract will help Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states, the private sector, and civil society organizations strengthen regional and global trade linkages and business practices, building opportunities to increase exports to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

USAID’s enterprise-led development and private sector engagement policy are central to the Hub’s work to promote prosperity for U.S. and African companies and economies.

Objectives and Duties:

  • The Director of Strategic Communications will oversee the Hub’s communication strategy portfolio and provide leadership and day‐to‐day management of the Hub’s strategic communications, reporting, knowledge management, and outreach to inform the Hub’s stakeholders, beneficiaries and partners.
  • The Director will develop, lead and operationalize an integrated regional communications strategy, including engagement with project stakeholders, to support the successful management of the Hub’s strategic relationships.
  • S/he will ensure external communications and information platforms comply with USAID branding and contractual requirements and that the project team generates relevant, value-added
    information products, based on data gathering, lessons learned and best practices to support a learning agenda.

  • At least five years of relevant work experience;
  • Proven experience contributing to the design and implementation of government (local or national) communications and strategies;
  • Experience in large and complex USAID regional programming in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Southern Africa;
  • Experience working with private sector associations and companies;
  • Direct USAID project management and USG client relations experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated expertise in forging and cultivating solid partnerships, both horizontally and vertically, across various internal and external constituents and groups; and
  • A graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as public relations, mass communications, public policy, or journalism.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • The Director of Strategic Communications will assemble and supervise a communications team as well as short-term technical consultants or sub-contractors contributing to the communications and knowledge management strategies on the project, such as graphic designers, videographers, etc.
  • Place of Performance and Reporting:
  • The Strategic Communications Director will be based in Pretoria, South Africa and report to the Chief of Party.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 1st February 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; DAI Global Director of Strategic Communications Jobs in South Africa

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