Position: Community Liaison Specialist
COMMUNITY LIAISON SPECIALIST, FIJI
DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
The Community Liaison Specialist will be tasked with organizing and supervising a nine-country network of community mobilizers to engage community participation in all phases of the program. S/he will lead the design and implementation of outreach and awareness campaigns on program objectives to garner and leverage community buy-in and ownership of program activities such as risk and vulnerability assessments, infrastructure improvements, and capacity building. S/he will also facilitate local and regional consultations to ensure community engagement, and successful program implementation and replication as appropriate.
Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in climate change, environmental science, communication, sociology, or other relevant field of study • Minimum of 6 years of experience designing and leading community development programs, awareness campaigns, and community-based capacity building activities • Experience coordinating activities on programs with geographically dispersed locations and staff in the Pacific Islands region • Working knowledge of climate change and environmental challenges in the Pacific Islands region • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse array of staff, partners, and communities • Familiarity with the social, political, and cultural context of working across multiple countries in the Pacific Islands region • Strong interpersonal, writing and presentation skills in English is required and additional fluency in at least one of the regional languages is highly preferred • Citizens of the Pacific Islands nations are strongly encouraged to apply
*This position is for submission in an upcoming proposal and is contingent upon successful award of funding.
Listing Date: April 24, 2012