Team: Programs | Commitment: Career | Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Communications Officer

Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Senior M&E Specialist, the Communications Officer will be responsible for developing and overseeing the project communications strategy and activities, including developing marketing materials that comply with the USAID approved Branding and Marking Plan. S/he will also be responsible for quality control on all reports, project branding and marking, supporting the Hinga Weze training agenda, and development of success stories, press releases and marketing materials.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee communications materials including but not limited to success stories, press releases, brochures, presentations, speeches, talking points and additional marketing materials.
  • Regularly communicate the project’s activities and impacts to CNFA headquarters and stakeholders.  This includes submitting Quarterly Deliverables to CNFA HQ and participating in bi-monthly phone calls to HQ;
  • Take the lead role in the development of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports/updates to USAID and to CNFA headquarters. Coordinate written inputs of the program team into a consolidated report document;
  • Ensure Project’s compliance with USAID and CNFA’s Branding and Marking Plan;
  • In close collaboration with the Operations and Procurement Manager, respond to short notice and ad hoc communication requests from USAID;
  • Assist execution of office photography and documentation of the Hinga Weze brochure, workshops and publications and distribution of printed materials;;
  • Lead logistical support and ensure proper coordination for the preparation of high-level meetings and workshops and public events;
  • Continue to develop and manage an extensive library of videos, photography, and project documents.  Later stages will include short Project videos; 
  • Support the production of high-quality reports including the Feed the Future biweekly, monthly and quarterly reports to be submitted to USAID;
  • Support the development and contribute of success stories;
  • Undertake other assignments or tasks at the request of the Chief of Party.

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in communications and media, including managing and launching promotional events and materials for donor-funded projects;
  • Bachelors or higher in Media, Communication, and Development;
  • Fluency in English and advanced level of French and Kinyarwanda Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID branding and marking strategy, including the development of one-pagers, sector-specific fact sheets, and success stories, a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

This position is open only to Rwandan Nationals. 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2017.

CNFA is a US-based nonprofit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods by empowering the private sector through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets