Position Title: Communication and Outreach Officer
Office Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Supervisor Name: Supervisor Title: ACHIEVE Rwanda Technical Director
New or Replacement: New Position Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Expected Project End Date: 9/30/2022
Date of Submission: 10/29/2020
JOB DESCRIPTION (Please complete all Sections)
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance, and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance, and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.
The aim of ACHIEVE Rwanda is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in selected high burden districts in Rwanda. The strategic objectives support the Government of Rwanda strategies and priorities for HIV mitigation and prevention, with an emphasis on minimizing negative impacts of HIV on OVC and AGYW; addressing social, behavioral, and structural drivers of HIV, and improving access to comprehensive SRH and violence response services to prevent new infections. The project supports OVC services in two districts and DREAMS activities in two districts. The project also provides capacity development to two local implementing partners to coordinate and support OVC and DREAMS service delivery programming and for USAID and PEPFAR project implementation.
Pact seeks a Communications and Outreach Officer for the ACHIEVE Rwanda program. The Communications and Outreach Officer will oversee all communications and outreach functions for the ACHIEVE Rwanda project. This role leads and advises program teams on broad communication strategies, as well as specific communication opportunities, and assists the program to generate creative, appealing and useful content that can be disseminated through multiple communication channels – including print, online, and video. The Officer also produces and edits key communications materials and works to strengthen the communication and networking capacity of
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Applicants for this position must demonstrate capacity to deliver results, and a strong commitment to professional ethics and integrity. In addition, they must meet the following requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in communications and social marketing or Master’s degree in community development, health and related disciplines.
Superior computer skills with advanced knowledge of computer applications and net technologies.
Fluency in oral and written English and Kinyarwanda.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
How to apply
All interested applicants should send the motivation letter and CV through the following e-mail address: email@example.com not later than November 11th, 2020 at 5h00 pm Rwanda time, mentioning the position title as the subject of the e-mail.