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Communications Consultant

Winrock International

Ghana

Program Summary:

Winrock International (WI) is currently recruiting for a consultant to provide short-term technical assistance to the five-year, USAID-funded Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Project (USAID AgNRM). The USAID AgNRM project seeks to provide a scalable, integrated landscape approach that will support sustainable economic development and rural livelihoods, increase nutrition and climate change adaptation, and strengthen Northern Ghana's natural resources. The project is approaching its first full year of implementation.

AgNRM is in search of a Communications Consultant to support training of communications staff and develop project impact and success communications materials for this USAID funded project.

Overview:

The Communications Specialist will work closely with project staff based in the United States and Tamale and will need to draw from a wealth of USAID experience to develop sophisticated project communications materials. The consultant will work from Tamale and may travel to other locations to conduct aspects of the required work. To assist the consultant's work, project documents will be provided.

Tasks:

The consultant will train communications staff and support the project team in developing project impact and success communications materials. The consultant will work closely with the Chief of Party, Communications Director and project technical staff.

Tasks include:

  • Develop 10 short activity write-ups - featuring first project successes by identifying the nuanced and integrated aspects of project progress in this sector;
  • Develop 15 messages and information about project activities appropriate for Facebook, USAID|Ghana web page and other social media sites;
  • Develop a template to be used by field staff to provide input for processing and use on social media platforms;
  • Identify photo gallery for project activities and use;
  • Conduct 8 interviews with project beneficiaries - both for stand-alone stories and as the first part of an on-going story of one or more champions the project can track over time.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in natural resource management or related field;
  • At least 8-10 years of professional work experience on USAID projects in Africa in a strategic management or technical role;
  • Understanding of adaptive management and documenting such processes;
  • Demonstrated experience in report writing and the development of communication materials for donor-funded projects;
  • Proven record of capacity building;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including high proficiency in Excel, required.

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