The Director of Communications and Reporting will be responsible for overseeing the Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, and Communications activities of SGS. To achieve the robust reporting requirements of SGS, these functions be integrated. Data and information from M&E and research is only effective when framed in terms of a project's communications and reporting responsibilities.
The Director of Communications and Reporting will develop, implement and maintain an effective program communications and reporting strategy (CRS), which responds to donor-driven needs and priorities related to key stakeholders.:
The will have the responsibility to liaise with all SGS component teams to ensure the CRS is being implemented effectively, and to coordinate specific activities and approaches as needed.
The Director of Communications and Reporting will advise the Project Director on how to adapt the program’s strategic communications approach to ensure that program activities are relevant, effective and responsive to the needs of beneficiaries.
Job Function/ Description
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Develop a project strategic communications strategy, and coordinate with all SGS component teams and donor representatives to implement that strategy.
Provide technical advice, guidance and support to program staff in the integration of communications and awareness components into project activities.
Support engagement with donors to ensure that the programme¹s activities are always aligned with donor intent.
Oversee all M&E functions and ensure technical verification of M&E implementation and completion as related to strategic communications and reporting requirements.
Design, select and oversee strategic communication, public outreach, and messaging activities,.
Serve as an advisor to the Project Director in evaluating SGS governance activities.
Develop program weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting and other ad-hoc reporting.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience
Master’s degree in communications, monitoring and evaluation or a related field as approved by the Project Director and a minimum of 5 years of work experience in media, communications; or Bachelor’s degree in communications with 7 years relevant experience.
Experience implementing strategic communications activities in a complex and challenging operational setting, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment.
Experience in implementing Monitoring & Evaluation requirements including concise effective reporting on a large scale donor project.
Prior experience living in and/or working on/in conflict environments highly desired;
Substantive knowledge and experience working on conflict and stabilization issues, such as civilian administration, governance, community development, and/or democratic processes;
Experience liaising with senior host government and international officials and donor organizations on strategic communication issues and messaging.
Strong analytical, organizational and communications capacity.
Demonstrated experience in training on media and communications activities.
Excellent written and spoken abilities in English and Arabic.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.
Experience working on U.S. Government and/or DFID or European Union-funded programs.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
Tactfulness, enthusiasm towards assigned tasks, good human relationship skills, integrity, honesty, and the ability to work under pressure to accomplish work tasks within assigned time periods.
Good communication skills, Strong team player with high team spirit and positive attitude.