Communications and Research Manager at DT Global – March 2024

Communications and Research Manager

Position Summary:

  • The Communications and Research Manager (CRM) is responsible for overseeing the timely submission and drafting of different communications and reporting requirements, as well as discreet research deliverables, such as weekly reports, performance reports, success stories, training reports, social media messaging, and research and analytical reports. The CRM will organize and conduct weekly context/political analysis meetings. The CRM monitors multiple media outlets to keep the program appraised of relevant political and contextual updates. The Communications and Research Manager is expected to coordinate closely with the project senior management and program teams to ensure high-quality reporting on program objectives and political relevance.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the research and analysis of the political context development in the country both at national and regional levels.
  • Closely monitoring media outlets including social media handles, analysis key political developments in the country. Use different social listening tools and analysis of the data to extract key findings related to the political and contextual significance.
  • Prepare presentation materials on critical deliverables and contextual atmospherics, conducting briefing and training for project consultants, clients, and other project stakeholders.
  • Manage the program s social media handles to disseminate timely program updates, success stories, and highlights.
  • In consultation with the Chief of Party (COP), Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Director (MERLD), Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager (MELM), and USAID, identify, develop, and facilitate processes to generate, capture and apply the team’s learning to ongoing programing and for future stabilization programing.
  • Support processes that enable the program team to make more explicit their learning and knowledge generated through activity implementation and activity evaluation.
  • Draft Program deliverables, including semiannual reports, quarterly reports, weekly reports, success stories and key technical deliverables.
  • Contribute to program research activities
  • Oversee management of program activity and communications files, ensuring they are up-to-date, compliant, and complete.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ working on international development projects overseas of similar scale, scope, and technical focus, with at least one of those years in a fragile state context; experience working on Sudan is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in governance, peacebuilding, conflict management, social sciences, international development, international relations/affairs, business, management, political science, law, or another related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, local government representatives, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in over seeing programmatic, administrative, and reporting functions, particularly for design and administration of in-kind or other grant activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work effectively as a member of an international team.
  • Experience developing programmatic reports and press releases.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office and MS Access.
  • Flexible, creative, and prepared to work against ever-changing deadlines in a demanding work environment.
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Arabic is required.
  • Position open to Sudan nationals only.

F emale Candidates are encouraged to apply!
Core Competencies:

  • TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.
  • COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
  • ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.
  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
  • PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.

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