Communications Director

Published: 17.04.2020 18:11:50
Deadline: 01.05.2020 23:59:59 The deadline for applications has expired
Salary: According to the interview results
Work experience: 10 years
Location: Almaty
Type of involvement: full time

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Common information

Chemonics seeks a Communications Director for the anticipated USAID Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This five-year program seeks to strengthen regional cooperation on shared water resources and address current and emerging environmental challenges to promote stability, economic prosperity, and healthy ecosystems in Central Asia. The program will build the human and technical capacity of water stakeholders and institutions in all Central Asian countries, support the sustainability of the transboundary Small Basin Councils established under USAID’s Smart Waters project and scale them up to expand their reach; enhance government initiatives at national and regional levels to support transboundary water cooperation; and sustainably address emerging environmental challenges in the region. Programmatic work is expected to take place in Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan across multiple field offices. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Qualification requirements

  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in strategic communication planning and implementation;
  • Degree in public relations, behavior change communications, or journalism preferred;
  • Strong English writing skills, with a proven record of successful communication, reporting, and content writing and editing;
  • Experience in the former Soviet Union, Central Asia, or other countries with similar context and environmental challenges and opportunities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven experience facilitating communications with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • USAID experience preferred;
  • Fluency in Russian or a Central Asian language required, and English fluency required.


Responsibilities of the Communications Director

  • Work with project leadership and team members to develop a communications strategy and activities that support and enhance activity implementation;
  • Contribute to Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting by documenting processes and outcomes, and communicating project successes and learning for local, regional and global audiences;
  • Support generation of knowledge products and data for decision-makers;
  • Develop and deliver effective messages through multiple channels, including social media;
  • Ensure proper coverage and attribution of program events and achievements, including liaising with media;
  • Ensure compliance of all project materials to USAID branding/marking guidelines;
  • Collect project information and facilitate submission to USAID, including bullets, weekly updates, flash updates, monthly calendar plans; coordinate quarterly and annual report preparation.


Application Instructions:

Please submit an up-to-date cover letter and resume to by May 1, 2020. Only finalists will be contacted.

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Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. We combine broad regional experience with technical depth and unparalleled management skill. Our practices range from agriculture and private sector development to health and education and cut across our regional business units. Our management systems allow us to document, measure and apply both recent innovations and proven best practices across multiple regions and sectors. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better. We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. You can learn more about Chemonics and the work we do at


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