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  • Posted: Sep 27, 2022
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    Since 1981, Land O’Lakes International Development has applied an integrated approach to international economic development. We use our practical experience and in-depth knowledge to facilitate market-driven business solutions that generate economic growth, improve health and nutrition, and alleviate poverty. We believe in the value of people and ensur...
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    Project Coordinator and Communications Specialist - East Africa

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

    Support implementation of the TRASE Communication Plan

    • Work with the EAC secretariat to develop the regional SPS communication plan
    • Work with the project team in the planning, development and implementation of communication activities that support SPS reforms across the public and private sectors in the region.
    • Engage with the TRASE SPS country advisors, coordinate the development of communication products, over-see the quality of design, accuracy of content and its suitability for target audiences.
    • Facilitate the development of the project crisis communication plan.
    • Facilitate the COP and SPS Advisors to represent and act on behalf of TRASE as necessary, at TRASE events as well as partners’ events such as conferences, workshops and, meetings.
    • Develop and maintain a stakeholder feedback mechanism—keeping track of complaints and recommendations and following up with the project team to ensure they are addressed.
    • Work with the MEAL Manager to undertake periodic reviews of the communication related activities, in particular support the inspectors’ practitioners’ group on LinkedIn and provide necessary updates to the project team.
    • Coordinate preparation of conference presentations and other technical outputs based on the TRASE work plan under implementation.
    • Assist the MEAL manager to identify, collect, store and disseminate qualitative information and case studies to stakeholders.
    • Liaise with the LOL Venture37 corporate communication team to facilitate development of case studies and communication materials as necessary.

    Coordination of Calendar of events, TRASE and EAC SPS meetings

    • Maintain and coordinate a calendar of SPS meetings, workshops, and other activities organized by the EAC secretariat, development partners and other stakeholders
    • Maintain and coordinate a calendar of key TRASE project events at national and regional levels
    • Work with the project team to coordinate national SPS Committees in the planning, organizing and execution of the EAC SPS Committee meetings
    • Work with the project team in planning, organizing and executing the TRASE project Steering Committee meetings

    Support implementation of the TRASE Work Plan

    • Participate in the development of project work plans
    • Coordinate national SPS committees to implement the TRASE work plan, as well as utilize multiple media channels to reach a wide range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors
    • Coordinating SPS advocacy activities implemented by the key private sector partners
    • Maintain and continuously update a database of TRASE stakeholders

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (Communications, Media Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, etc.)
    • At least five years' experience undertaking coordination and communication related functions including on social media
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Computer literate with capability in email, MS office, infographics and related business and communication tools
    • Content writing experience for all media platforms and social media and networking expertise
    • Experience in coordinating multi-country operations preferable in international Governmental or non-Governmental organizations.

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