Position Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Background: Equal Access International (EAI) is an international not for profit organization (501c3) working throughout Asia and Africa. A communication for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, EA creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world in the areas of peace and transforming extremism, women’s and girl’s empowerment, governance, civic participation, youth development, human rights and health.
Summary: EAI is preparing for the USAID/Pakistan Communications and Outreach Mechanism (COM), a five-year, $20 million project which aims to catalyze strategic communication objectives by engaging with USAID/Pakistan staff, implementing partners, and stakeholders from the government, private sector, and civil society, to improve perceptions about USAID/Pakistan and the USG on behalf of the Pakistani people. COM aims to increase knowledge and awareness of USAID/Pakistan civilian assistance programming through a combination of traditional and digital mass media and engagement of individuals, communities, and stakeholders through a series of exchanges. This project is anticipated to be awarded by June 2019.
Position: The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the activity, ensuring an integrated approach to achieving project results. The COP shall be the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters, including technical matters. S/he shall coordinate and ultimately be responsible for management and implementation of the activity. S/he shall also be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. S/he will be expected to proactively identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate adjustments.
Reporting & Supervision: The COP will report to a Project Director based in Washington, D.C.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
· University degree in journalism, mass communication, marketing, public relations, advertising or a related field;
· A minimum of ten (10) years of experience managing a similar program in a developing country context, eight (8) years of which must be in a leadership or managerial role in an advertising media communications firm;
· The incumbent must possess experience designing and implementing development communications strategies; and
· The incumbent must possess experience leading the development and production of culturally and politically sensitive mass media campaigns.