United States of America: Communications Coordinator

By ACDI/VOCA Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 23 Nov 2018

Overview

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a D.C.-based Communications Coordinator to ensure the compilation of quality formatting, packaging and production of donor deliverables and other publications created at ACDI/VOCA. In addition to being responsible for overall document completion and quality via formatting as well as the ordering and maintenance of needed supplies, the Communications Coordinator provides input for various formatting needs and assists with internal training sessions. S/he also provides communications support to projects from HQ and on the ground via field trips. Lastly, s/he works with other departmental staff in orchestrating the promulgation of donor and other templates across technical and project groups, and maintains a calendar of internal requests. This person will report to the VP Communications.

Responsibilities

Primary activities include but are not limited to: Format internal documents, donor deliverables, and publications, working with C&O colleagues and document managers; compile, build, and maintain donor and other templates and orchestrate use across technical and project groups; with C&O, monitor and order publication/production supplies; support C&O and/or other departmental teams in creating graphics and/or conducting research; prepare and maintain A/V Daily and A/V Global documents and inboxes; and with Communications Editor, maintain calendar of internal scheduled requests for formatting/production.

In addition, this position will be responsible for communications support to projects from HQ and on field trips by: assessing project communications output and contribute to a suggested support plan; assessing communications needs on donor satisfaction; training for and exposure to C&O staff, tools and services; photography/video production of staff and program activities; and support for writing/editing success stories. The Communications Coordinator will attend events and conferences to promote A/V brand and support C&O staff in internal training preparation, as needed. This person will also be responsible for creating and submitting procurement documentation for C&O services and supplies.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree required in International Development, Agriculture, Finance, Economics or other related field. Minimum of three years’ experience in writing, and communications required. Work experience in an office setting, required. Demonstrated knowledge in international development topics and current issues. Proficiency in multi-media applications, MS Office, MailChimp, Adobe. Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and reading comprehension abilities. Fluency in English required, additional language skills desired. Ability and willingness to travel to developing countries.

How to apply:

Please apply online at http://www.acdivoca.org/work-with-us/ or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/SLD, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20001 or fax +1 202 469 6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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