6 Apr 2021

Communications Specialist at Education Development Center (EDC)

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Job Description

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Specialist   

Organization Background: Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading non-profit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC’s work spans the globe, joining research with practice to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in education, health promotion, technology, human rights, and the environment. EDC’s services include research, training and technical assistance, and educational materials, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. While the issues we confront are complex, all that we do is united by one simple conviction: Learning is the liberating force in human development.

Project Background: EDC currently implements 3 projects in Rwanda. USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze (HDAK), a project that over the course of five years, has been preparing Rwandan youth workforce to meet the needs of an evolving knowledge-based economy that requires 21st century capabilities. It aims to provide 40,000 vulnerable youth with employability skills by scaling up proven successful interventions across 20 of 30 districts countrywide. USAID Umurimo Kuri Bose (UKB) is a 2-year project that aims to increase employability skills of youth with disabilities in 12 districts, while fostering an enabling environment for youth with disabilities to be able to access and succeed in employment and self-employment. Mastercard Foundation Building Resilience in TVET through E-learning (BRITE) is a 2-year project that will support and work closely with Rwanda Polytechnic to help strengthen existing e-learning initiatives by focusing on transferable employability skills, trade-based technical skills, as well as remote support to students during their internships and/or apprenticeships.
Summary: The Communications Specialist will be responsible for leading all communications-related work for EDC projects in Rwanda. The Communications Specialist will work closely with EDC staff, partners, and external stakeholders to produce communications materials, maintain an active social media presence, liaise with media and public sector, plan public events, improve internal and external communications, and collaborate with EDC headquarters communications. In addition, the Communications Specialist will engage in the production of audio/visual materials needed in the development of e-learning materials.

Method of Application

Application process: Interested candidates should submit their application via email [email protected] addressed to the EDC Country Director, including a CV and Cover letter, not later than April 16, 2021 midnight.

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