POSITION SUMMARY POSITION TITLE: Communications Officer, USAID’s Esho Shikhi Activity LOCATION: Dhaka, Bangladesh DEPARTMENT: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment STATUS: Full Time REPORTS TO: Senior Manager – Communications NUMBER OF POSITION: 1 (one) TENTATIVE START DATE: 01 October 2023, one year contract (renewable) Winrock International is inviting applications for the position of Communications Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Esho Shikhi (Come and Learn) Activity in Bangladesh. The overall objective of Esho Shikhi is to improve Bangla reading skills of Grade 1 and Grade 2 students to develop them as independent readers. Esho Shikhi works to increase learning opportunities, improve quality education, and build the capacity of communities to support education and respond to disasters. POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications Officer is responsible for facilitating Esho Shikhi’s information, communication, and outreach efforts adhering to the guidelines in the approved USAID Branding and Marking Plan and the Activity’s Communications Strategy. This position will support to drafting and designing of various communications products, capturing quality photographs, basic level video editing and responding to the audience on its social media pages following the guidance of Sr. Communications Manager, Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), and Chief of Party (COP). Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: Drafting meeting notes/minutes, communications materials e.g., fact sheet, news briefs, photo stories, etc. Communicating/following up with vendors working on promotional publications/branding material productions e.g., stickers, notepad, folder, bags, banners, etc. Assist in designing e.g., banners and other branding products, pictorial content for social media posts. Assist in interactions/ follow-up on social media and its audience by answering queries of the audience which is crucial for maintaining 2 ways communications. Assist in capturing quality photographs and video (and editing) for documenting significant events, success/field stories for promotion on social media and other communications materials. Provide assistance with translation services for social media posts/ success stories of the project and others. Provide assistance in planning and executing major events and campaigns. Other tasks and duties as assigned by the Sr. Communications Manager, Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), and Chief of Party (COP). REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communications, media relations, social science, international relations, English, or a relevant subject. Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years of professional expertise in communications/media relations/public relations in the development organizations Have expertise in designing communications materials. Excellent skills in capturing photos and videos along with editing skills Professional expertise in taking meeting notes, drafting communications plans, and materials focusing on target audiences. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Bangla required. Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Editor, Movie Maker, PowerPoint and desktop publishing/graphic software such as Adobe In-design, Page Maker, Microsoft Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator. Knowledge and Skills: Working experience in education and community engagement is preferred. Experience with donor-funded projects/activities, and government offices is a plus. Knowledge of USAID branding and marking policies preferred. Flexibility, creativity, and ability to maintain a rapid and demanding pace of work. Proven ability to think creatively and be innovative. Critical Thinking Skills & Complex Problem-Solving Skills Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with teams in a multicultural environment. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization

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