Team: Programs | Commitment: Career | Location: Guinea

Communication And Collaboration Officer

This position is a one year post subject to be extended located at the program office in Conakry, Guinea. The position is contingent upon receiving authorization to work in Guinea. The Communication and Collaboration Officer will work closely with the COP and in-country team as well as the HQ-based project management unit (PMU).

General Program Description

The anticipated award in Guinea is a five year project and will have four components:

Agricultural Input Supply Services

Financial Inclusion

Market Facilitation

Stagiaire Agricole internship program

General Responsibilities

The Communication and Collaboration Officer will provide field-based support to the Guinea Program, focusing on communications/reporting, volunteer management, client relations, and website content management, and general backstopping. The C&C Officer will oversee the small Conakry office which will serve as a small outpost to receive international volunteers, interface with USAID, manage official project communications through website and regular reporting to USAID, oversee procurement process in the capital, and other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Business, agricultural economics, international relations) required;
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the international development or a relevant related field required, interest and experience in Africa desired;
  • Experience with USAID rules and regulations/compliance issues, M&E, budgeting, and general programmatic backstopping required; 
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and clear, concise written communication skills required;
  • Fluency in English and working-level proficiency in French;
  • Excellent English writing skills required;
  • Outstanding organization skills with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Ability to maintain composure and flexibility under tight deadlines, and collaborative approach to facilitating communications between various stakeholders including HQ, the field office, USAID, and partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Ability to engage with organizations and individuals from various cross-cultural contexts;
  • Ability to work independently and a self-starting work style;
  • MS Office proficiency required;
  • Authorization to work in the United States required.

This is an immediate and active recruitment with interviews of qualified candidates conducted on a rolling basis.

Please be advised that employment is contingent on your permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.