WASHINGTON: The US Agency for International Development is looking for a senior development outreach and communications specialist in Monrovia, Liberia.
The base annual salary ranges from $72,391 to $94,108 and does not encompass a cost of living allowance, according to documents posted to fbo.gov last week. USAID intends to award a contract for two years with three one-year options to extend.
In the comms role, the selected candidate will handle public information and outreach around USAID programs aimed at specific audiences in the US and Liberia, the documents state. Some other duties will include management and coordination, overseeing public information and publicity materials, and working on publicity events and media relations.
Media and PR responsibilities consist of local and international media relations, media training for staff, and coordination with the government of Liberia’s PR offices. The specialist will also be tasked with monitoring the effectiveness of comms strategies and providing feedback and responses to media inquiries, according to the documents.
At least five years of relevant experience is required for the role, such as journalism, PR, communications, and/or outreach in a developing country. A master’s degree with "significant coursework in relevant fields" is preferred, albeit not required. Relevant fields can include journalism, communications, PR or public affairs, international relations, international development, public administration, development/area studies, and social studies, the documents state.
Submissions for the role are due by August 18. Representatives from USAID were not immediately available for comment.