JOBS at CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC

CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC is a leading international development firm based in Washington DC seeks:

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

RESPONSIBILITIES

 Oversee the design and manage the production of all communications and public awareness activities and materials related to implementing the project
 Update the communications strategy for the project as necessary
 Identify channels for communicating key messages to beneficiary communities, project partners, clients and other stakeholders
 Ensure that the project website is updates regularly
 Work with other project team members to develop communications activities that support the implementation of their components
 Manage the design and distribution of public education materials including publications, press releases, special radio and TV infomercials, public service announcement and other types of programming
 Maintain primary contact with the media and communications production houses.
 Secure USAID’s approval for and organize press conferences and workshops for media representatives in relation to media events in conjunction with planned activities
 Carry out training programs for staff and partners as they pertain to advanced communications planning and communication coverage at events, branding and marking, media outreach
 Establishes guidelines and processes for project reporting, media outreach and final report planning
 Work with other staff members including short term consultants and subcontractors to ensure consistency in the communication of key messages related to project’s technical work
 Facilitate the active participation of local project partners in the development of project communications events and materials
 Work closely with monitoring and evaluation  specialist to monitor the impact of public awareness/communications activities
 Monitor project activities to identify impact and success stories and ensure they are captures, developed and distributed to USAID and effectively used in project communications products
 Actively seek out and use current project, national and international data to inform the content of communications materials
 Help identify and manage local and expatriate communications consultants when needed
 Maintain database of video and photographs consistent with USAID and chemonics corporate photography guidance
 Integrate communications activities into annual work plans

REQUIREMENTS
 At least 5 years professional experience in communications
 Educational background BA or BS degree, MA preferred
 Experience in developing and managing educational communication and public information programs
 Understanding of USAID rules and regulations related to communication programs
 Knowledge of cultural and communication norms and expectations for Nigeria

VALUE CHAIN PROGRAM ASSISTANT

RESPONSIBILITIES

 Assist senior program manager with the development and implementation of commodity specific plans of action in collaboration with partners and client firms
 Assist in the planning, implementation and monitoring of commodity specific activities including but not limited o drafting scopes of work for short term service providers, selecting suitable service providers etc
 Assist in providing technical assistance and disseminate the package of practices for the production of high quality commodities that meets end users quality and quantity requirements through demonstrations, training of trainers and on the spot visits to farms and farmers
 Assist with development of training materials and training of producers, ADP staff, agro dealers etc on improved production techniques and post harvest handling including cleaning, sorting, grading and storage
 Establish close and effective working relations with key organizations and government agencies and facilitate the integration, coordination and harmonization of value chain development activities with relevant key actors like state governments, private sector firms and donor projects
 Provide inputs to weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and work planning exercises

REQUIREMENTS
 First degree in agronomy, agricultural economics or related field
 At least 5 years professional experience in extension work, training and institutional linkages
 Masters degree in the field of agriculture is added advantage
 Demonstrated experience in rice production and market led agricultural development is a must
 Knowledge of USAID project or commodity value chain development is a plus
 Ability to design training and provide technical and marketing assistance to farmers is desirable
 Experience in developing and promoting environmentally sustainable agricultural production and processing techniques
 Ability to work independently and collaboratively and build alliances with relevant groups, organizations, agencies, businesses, private and public sectors is important
 Team player with ability to work effectively with people of diverse background and cultures

DRIVERS

REQUIREMENRTS

 10 years experience as a professional driver
 3 years experience as a driver for an international donor or project preferred
 At least primary school leaving certificate
 Valid driving license.
 Ability to read and write English for proper documentation of movement records

TO APPLY
 Send CV detailing all relevant professional experience and achievement, cover letter detailing qualifications and 3 professional references latest 10th January 2013 to: recruitment@nigeriamarkets.org

DUE DATE: 10th January, 2013.

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