Position: Community Liaison Specialist
Chemonics International seeks a Community Liaison Specialist to engage community participation for the anticipated United States Agency of International Development (USAID) funded Coastal Community Adaptation Program (CCAP) based in Suva, Fiji. This 5-year program will focus on responding to the challenges posed by climate change in three main components: 1) Rehabilitating or constructing new, small scale social and economic infrastructure 2) Building capacity for community engagement for disaster prevention and preparedness; and 3) Integrating climate resilient policies and practices into long term land use plans and building standards.
Responsibilities include: Working with local community leaders and members to ensure community buy-in and ownership, Supervising a network of community mobilizers across the region to engage community participation in all phases of the program, Conduct project awareness campaigns and host community-level events to engage dialogue and solicit input for project activities and Interact with local government and community officials to provide cultural background and communications support to the project.
Qualifications: Degree in communications, sociology, international studies, environmental management or other relevant fields. At least five years of experience working with local communities in outreach and communications. Ability to work in a multinational regional setting. Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills. Fluent English and at least one Pacific Island language required
Please submit a cover letter, CV and a list of three references to by April 24, 2012. Earlier submission is encouraged. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, or genetic information.
Listing Date: April 19, 2012