Communications Specialist

Education Development Center (EDC) - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
6 to 7 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
Salary:
Confidential
Vacancies:
1 open position
About the Job
  • Promotes effective communications and knowledge sharing among USAID Teach for Tomorrow staff and other USAID-funded projects in Egypt;
  • Establishes and monitors a communication and outreach plan to disseminate the project's activities and results nationally and, as appropriate, internationally;
  • Develops communications materials to promote the work of USAID Teach for Tomorrow, including fact sheets, success stories, audiovisuals, etc.
  • Supports the development of monthly, quarterly and annual project reports and takes minutes at project meetings;
  • Prepares press releases and liaises with local and national newspapers, radio and television stations to promote project events or key achievements;
  • Organizes and facilitates conferences/ forums to disseminate project lessons learned and results with key stakeholders;
  • Attends functions as required to support the development of communication products;
  • Takes photos and/or works with photographers as well as maintains a photo bank with photo releases for USAID Teach for Tomorrow communication products on SharePoint;
  • Collaborates with EDC Home Office to adapt social media posts and success stories for international audiences;
  • Ensures that social media is distributed through identified channels regularly;
  • Coordinates with Chief of Party and EDC Home Office to ensure materials are in accordance with USAID branding and marking guidance;
  • Support the Blended Learning and Certification and Career Ladder Advisor in the development of digital resources and messaging to reinforce content and pedagogic practice.
Job Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or similar field required.

Skills and Experience:

  • 6 to 7 years of directly relevant experience required, preferably working for an international organization or agency;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with different teams, including local project staff, international staff, consultants, and government officials;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English required, strong visual design skills;
  • Strong proficiency in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and/or Acrobat;
  • Ability to establish contacts with local and national media (newspapers, television, radio, etc.);
  • Experienced in social media platforms for projects, organizations and / or businesses, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube;
  • Experience in photography preferred;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred;
  • Knowledge of the Egyptian education sector preferred.

Language:
Fluency in Arabic and English is required.

About this Company

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

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