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Communications Director, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) Program Full-time Job

May 11th, 2023 at 15:41   General   Nairobi   Reference: 2515
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Job Description


DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies.


  • Ensure alignment of ATI’s strategic communications efforts with ATI’s programmatic goals.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Communications Director to develop and execute the project’s overall communications strategy (internal and external)
  • Lead capacity building of local counterparts to effectively communicate with communities and stakeholders
  • Lead the preparation and presentation to USAID of reports and written communications on the progress and impact of program activities including Monthly Updates, Quarterly Progress Reports, Quarterly Financial Reports, Annual Reports, and the Final Report
  • Build strong client relationships across USAID
  • Oversee other project outreach through identified social media platforms and messaging services
  • Work closely with Project staff to design project-specific communications and outreach strategies, including identification of strategic channels and key influencers, particularly those related to promotion of opportunities available under the Activity Fund, using MEL data, lessons learned and accomplishments to feed into impactful storytelling
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of grant and subcontract activities specifically related to communication and outreach activities
  • Ensure communication and branding of Project events and workshops
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency of public information materials
  • Coordinate press and other media outreach
  • Lead and mentor ATI’s Nairobi-based communications team, building their capacity to achieve the project’s strategic communications goals
  • Provide strategic communications advice to clients and staff and deliver high-quality communications products
  • Other related duties as assigned by Senior Communications Director
  • Travel to regional offices as required


  • The Communications Director will report to the ATI Senior Communications Director.



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and fluency in English
  • University degree in relevant field and 11+ years of experience drafting reports, documents, and outreach materials and developing and implementing communications plans
  • Experience in development communications on large, complex, multi-country USG-funded projects is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated client management skills and an orientation toward relationship-building and trust
  • Experience leading the planning and implementation of outreach and media events, including press conferences and project launches
  • Ability to professionally communicate across all levels of an organization and with clients and the public
  • Skilled in communication strategic thinking and planning
  • Experience supervising teams including independent consultants


  • French language skills

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Closing Date : 31 May. 2023

Company Description
DAI Kenya Development Alternatives, Inc.