JOB DESCRIPTION & SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
About the Peace Corps
The Peace Corps (www.peacecorps.gov) is an American government agency that facilitates intercultural learning across the globe. Since Peace Corps was invited to Fiji in 1968, over 2,500 Peace Corps Volunteers have lived in iTaukei villages for two-year tours, honoring traditional customs and empowering village youth and adults.
The Strategic Communications & Grants Coordinator (SCGC) assists in managing Post’s print and electronic communications including the annual reports, photos, newsletters, briefing documents, and key correspondences, etc. The SCGC is a point of contact responding as appropriate to phone calls, external correspondence, or other relevant inquiries.
The SCGC is also Post’s grants management expert; serving as the primary contact and internal coordinator for the USAID-funded Small Project Agreements (SPA), the Peace Corps Partnership Projects (PCPP), and any other in-country grant program and/or funding partner.
The position is responsible for building and maintaining social media and website content; developing a year-long calendar designed to promote Post priorities with online communities; researching, analyzing, and customizing content and Post’s online profile to reinforce and promote PC Fiji’s goals and objectives.
Duties of the SCGC include:
Communications: Strategic Planning, Analysis, Evaluation and Reporting
· Assists the Country Director in achieving annual goals and objectives by tracking priorities and deadlines; maintaining schedules to ensure timely planning and evaluation; and participating in discussions related to the annual planning in staff meetings and retreats.
· Supports the development of key messages and guidance with the ability to present clearly and concisely at targeted events such as Program Advisory Committee meetings, monthly All Staff Meetings, annual All Staff Retreats, during partner events, etc.
· Ensures clear and appropriate communications and protocol with the US Embassy, Peace Corps Washington, Fiji government, and other development organization officials through drafting and maintaining correspondence, reports, presentations, briefing materials, and other information (i.e. speech writing, press releases, briefing materials, brochures, newsletters, annual reports) in the appropriate format as needed for review and approval by the CD.
· Provides overall technical assistance, training, support, guidance and resources/materials to Volunteers and staff on proposal development, grant management, and monitoring and evaluation through relevant presentations, site visits, phone calls, e-mails, or during appointments in the office.
· Maintains timely communications and tracks the status of approved and ongoing projects; reminding Volunteers of reporting requirements prior to the scheduled completion date of each project.
· As necessary, develops grant management policies to ensure community ownership and involvement in all aspects of project design, development, execution and close-out.
- In coordination with organization Managers, Country Director or any other relevant staff member, supports the planning of key representational events such as Volunteer Swearing-In Ceremonies, Close of Service Celebrations, Program Advisory Committee Meetings, in addition to other official Peace Corps post wide events (i.e. All Staff Retreat).
- Ensures the timely dissemination of information to staff by assisting the CD in preparing, planning, scheduling periodic staff meetings and retreats.
Training Assistance and Support
· Conducts training on small project assistance grants (both PCPP and SPA) and assists with PDM trainings.
· Provides, as required, technical guidance and support during PST, IST, COS and any other relevant events.
· Builds staff capacity to support on development of visual and written content for all PC Fiji social medial platforms.
- Advanced Degree in Media Relations, Communications and/or Bachelor’s degree in project management and evaluation, international development, social science research methodologies, or relevant field OR 5 years’ or more work experience in areas listed. Master’s degree preferred.
- Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational entity/agency/company.
- Designing and executing information/marketing work using multi-faceted digital and traditional formats and experience editing using Adobe Software Suite.
- Ability to develop promotional videos for FB Reels, etc.
- Demonstrated data analysis and writing skills.
- Demonstrated professional experience in providing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting technical assistance.
- Must be computer literate and have strong proficiency in Excel, Word, and database management. Experience managing statistical data is preferred.
- Training adult and using adult-centered training techniques.
- Experience in organizational development.
- Fluent in spoken and written English.
- Solid understanding of iTaukei (fluency preferred).
- Have a valid driver’s license and sound driving skills.
Interested applicants must submit the following documents in English:
1. Letter of interest.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
3. Copies of relevant degrees and other qualifications earned.
4. 3 Professional References from current or previous employer (within past 5 years)
5. Copy of valid driver’s license
Applicants may submit materials in any of three ways:
- Email: email@example.com (please send the documents as PDF or MS Word attachments)
- In person: Drop off the application at the Peace Corps Office: 24 St. Fort Street, Suva
- If you have already submitted an application for this position no need to resubmit for consideration.
3:00 pm on July 26th, 2023
Note: Only the top candidates meeting the noted qualifications above will be contacted and interviewed. The selected candidate will undergo a security certification and background check prior to being offered the position.