Friday, August 31, 2012

Chemonics International Inc.

Chemonics International Inc. seeks a Communications Manager in Kendari for the USAID funded Indonesia Marine and Climate Support (IMACS) project.This project aims to support the Government of Indonesia in improving the sustained management of marine ecosystems by providing technical support for key marine activities with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries(MMAF), local communities, and the private sector. Specific requirements The Kendari Communications Manager will have the following responsibilities: 1. Identifying and validating potential communications needs at the provincial, district, and village level, as well as any communications initiatives involving the private sector. This includes but is not limited to defining knowledge, attitudes, and practices; audiences; messages;communications mechanisms/media;expected outcomes; and approaches for monitoring impacts of campaigns. 2. Task-specific responsibilities, based on contract requirements,include: a. Under Task 1 (Institutional Development) help coordinate communications efforts, working with the Task 1 team in Jakarta, to improve MMAF’s (or as deemed appropriate the local fisheries offices) public outreach capacity in the provinces down to villages. A primary objective of the work is to enhance community participation in the management of Indonesia’s marine resources. b. Under Task 2 (Sustainable Fisheries Management) assist the Jakarta team and regional staff in defining and implementing any activities beyond those in (a) above that will specifically support Task 2 objectives and desired outcomes. c. Under Task 3 (Community Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation),support IMACS communications efforts to increase coastal populations’awareness of potential disaster and climate change impacts and risk reduction practices in selected villages and communities. This may also include communications at the district and/or provincial level tied to the village planning efforts. d. Under Task 4 (Program Integration, Coordination, and Administrative Support), assist as necessary with inputs to project communications efforts—largely developed in Jakarta—such as the IMACS website, program outreach materials consistent with USAID policies, and other information dissemination and exchange.Work with MMAF, including the communications department, and oversee IMACS communications staff working with provinces to encourage the government to adopt and implement selected policies and regulations related to marine resources and fisheries, and enhance government outreach capacity at the local level. 3. For the above work, coordinate the involvement and inputs of consultants, companies, and potentially grantees for communications campaigns and specific awareness raising activities that might include, but are not limited to focus group meetings, workshops, briefings, training sessions, and development of various awareness materials such as posters or brochures, other print material, videos, TV or radio spots, festivals, etc. 4. Identify staff and subcontractor resources for support to communications activities, and participate in the hiring or procurement of the assistance/services. 5. Help define key audiences and messages appropriate for the local communities and consistent with project objectives. Qualifications · At least 5-7 years of communications experience, especially in public outreach · Experience working with central and local government preferred · Successful experience working in a diverse, fast-paced environment · Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesian required Time Frame Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume(references will not be contacted prior the interview) to as soon as possible but no later than September 7,2012. Please indicate “Kendari Communications Manager” in the subject line or your application and CV will be ignored. Only strongest candidates will be contacted and no telephone inquiries, please.


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