Program and Communications Officer

Опубликована: 05.02.2021 10:56:12
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Город: Бишкек
Занятость: полная занятость
График работы: с 9:00 до 18:00

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The Program and Communications Officer will provide administrative/logistics support for project implementation and implement a knowledge management and communication strategy for USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic. This position requires streamlining communications efforts both within the country team, and developing and strategically disseminating materials and documents about USAID Advancing Nutrition to an external audience. (S)he will work with the USAID Advancing Nutrition Knowledge Management Director and Country Project Coordinator to set a clear knowledge management vision and direction, prioritize activities, execute work plans, and lead the production and dissemination of publications and promotional materials. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and editing skills, and will ideally have experience working in USAID projects and public health/international development. This position is based in Bishkek, with travel to Jalalabad and Batken oblasts as needed.


  • Highly organized and attentive to detail;
  • Excellent communicator, able to synthesize and convey complex information clearly;
  • Ability to identify and differentiate between important and urgent tasks;
  • Demonstrated managerial and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines;
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with team members, donors, and other cooperating agencies;
  • Comfortable independently managing multiple long and short-term tasks simultaneously;
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and confidence to request clarity when necessary;
  • Team-oriented, supportive work style with willingness to work outside role when necessary;
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information;
  • University degree and at least two years of experience in communications, international relations, public health or related field;
  • Experience working with health and development programs in the area of communications and/or knowledge management; experience with nutrition-related activities, preferred;
  • Proven ability to develop, write and edit technical content for both print publications and the web;
  • Fluency in written and oral English, Russian and Kyrgyz;
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail;
  • Experience working in a team setting;
  • Experience working with social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube.



Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Manage a country strategy for Knowledge Management and Communications that includes mechanisms for creating, distributing and sharing experiences, innovations, and best practices;
  • Develop promotional materials and promote them via USAID Advancing Nutrition’s website, social media, listservs, and other venues where relevant;
  • Assist in the development and production of country deliverables such as annual reporting, quarterly reporting and other required deliverables, including reporting to USAID mission on reach of communications efforts nationally/regionally;
  • Collaborate with technical staff in writing, editing, and fact checking of marketing materials, including success stories, technical briefs, tools, and other reports;
  • Develop country and/or regional dissemination lists ensure that target audiences receive Advancing Nutrition materials; monitor and track dissemination;
  • Ensure a high level of quality for all materials in accordance with USAID Advancing Nutrition branding guidelines;
  • Provide advice in communications and guide program staff to enhance their communication skills such as preparing PowerPoint presentations, developing success stories, taking good photos, etc.;
  • Liaise with USAID Advancing Nutrition home office to develop and promote activities and achievements via social media and website.

Program support:

  • Work with country staff to ensure that knowledge and information is being shared in a consistent and organized way;
  • Work with the country staff to ensure that project resources and news are made available to staff and the public in a timely manner;
  • Assist in documenting and disseminating country results, either via newsletters, success stories, quarterly reports, or other reporting mechanisms;
  • Provides administrative and logistics support for project implementation;
  • Performs interpretations and translations from and to Kyrgyz, Russian and English;
  • Documents team meetings and discussions;
  • Assists in organizing official visits, meetings and conferences;
  • Compiles background material and drafts papers for seminars and conferences;
  • Provide support with logistics including travel and visa paperwork;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


Interested candidates should submit CV and cover letter in English and contacts of three references to by 5:00 p.m., February 15, 2021.  Please include the job title in the subject line. Only successfully selected candidates will be notified of further selection procedures.

О компании

USAID Advancing Nutrition is USAID’s flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project, led by the JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners. Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change, and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.

Within the Kyrgyz Republic, USAID Advancing Nutrition will work to improve key health behaviors in Jalalabad and Batken oblasts. The project’s objective is to sustainably improve the nutritional status of the Kyrgyzstani population through the improvement of nutrition-related behaviors, strengthening the quality of nutrition services within the health system, and increasing the consumption of nutritious foods.

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