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USAID is hiring a Development Outreach & Communications Specialist

A Minimum of bachelor’s degree in English, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field is required.

USAID is hiring a Development Outreach & Communications Specialist

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.


The DOC Specialist maintains and implements the overall Mission communications strategy, and is responsible for collecting, investigating, managing, and distributing information associated with Mission programs, projects, activities, and events; serves as the Activity Manager, Contracting Officer’s Representative or Assistance Officer’s Representative for a media services activity. The Specialist is part of the DOC Unit, which is comprised of the Specialist, Senior DOC Advisor, and Translator.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Post Entry Training: Familiarization training in USAID and USG-specific press procedures, regulations and methods, and orientation to performing public relations work from a donor-Agency perspective, will be provided. Formal courses will be offered for USAID staff, as appropriate; and courses, seminars, conferences, and other activities in fields related to the function of the position will be provided subject to job relatedness, course offerings, and the availability of funds.Education Requirements:


Minimum of bachelor’s degree in English, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field is required.

Evaluations: Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.


All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.Qualifications:

Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in communications, media, journalism, or public relations is required, with at least three years’ experience in BiH.

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DEADLINE: 22 September 2023

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