Position: Outreach Coordinator
DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH COORDINATOR, 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.
DAI seeks a Development Outreach Coordinator for an anticipated five-year Coastal Community Adaptation Project that will support district and community-level climate change adaptation interventions in nine Pacific Island countries. The Development Outreach Coordinator will lead an outreach program designed to engage stakeholders and build awareness about project activities and impacts, targeting: the donor and diplomatic communities, PIOs, NGOs, government officials at the national, district and local levels across nine countries and the American public.
Other responsibilities include:
• Maintain, improve and update the project’s electronic and social media; • Produce and disseminate a regular electronic newsletter to members and other stakeholders and policy-makers; • Produce and disseminate reports, studies and other publications; • Coordinate communications strategies with stakeholder organizations; • Manage media relations as project’s media contact; • Ensure that all project outreach objectives are met in an efficient and timely manner. Qualifications: • Advanced degree in public relations, civic engagement, communications, journalism, or other related field preferred; • At least 7 years of public relations or journalism experience, preferably managing projects or reporting on issues related to climate change adaptation, environmental engineering, or community development and mobilization in developing countries; • Exceptional written and oral communications skills in English are required, fluency in at least one of the regional languages is desirable; • Advanced proficiency in web-publishing software; • Previous experience working on donor-funded community-based programs and producing success stories, presentations, and other communication materials required; • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain working relationships with a host of donor agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, local implementing partners, media and community groups; • Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of working in the Pacific Islands *This position is for submission in an upcoming proposal and is contingent upon successful award of funding.
Listing Date: April 24, 2012