The Senior Information and Communication Officer plays a crucial role in efficiently overseeing information dissemination, filing, documentation, translation, and responding to diverse external inquiries. Additionally, the Senior Information and Communication Officer is tasked with conducting minor-scale translations of materials and content in English, Pashto, and Dari languages. This role also involves providing essential assistance to the overall activities of the Communication team, including branding and marking reviews and other necessary tasks.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Dissemination of information, filing, documentation, translation, and responsive handling of diverse external inquiries.
- Execution of minor-scale translations of materials and content across English, Pashto, and Dari languages.
- Support to the overarching activities of the Communication team, including branding and marking reviews and other necessary tasks.
Communication (Technical) Responsibilities:
- Translate various project documents, including technical reports and communications, between English and Pashto/Dari, ensuring accuracy and maintaining intended meaning.
- Prepare, translate, manage, disseminate, and maintain official letters, requests, and documents for both incoming and outgoing communications.
- Collect, coordinate, and respond to external inquiries in collaboration with project teams under the direction of AFIAT's leadership.
- Implement and adhere to MSH and USAID branding and marking guidelines in all AFIAT project content.
- Assist with the layout and formatting of publications, considering MSH and USAID branding guidelines.
- Ensure proper filing and archiving of project-related documents, correspondence, and information shared with and received from external entities.
- Collaborate with project teams to collect data and information for external requests and aid in the creation of communication materials.
- Assist with periodic reporting of the project to donors and stakeholders, including weekly, quarterly, and annual reports.
- Maintain a thorough database for tracking project documents/information and letters shared in response to external inquiries.
- Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in communications, incorporating innovative approaches as appropriate.
- Perform additional responsibilities as needed or assigned.
REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, business administration, or a related field.
REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:
- At least 6+ years of relevant experience for a bachelor's degree or 4+ years of relevant experience for a master's degree in similar positions focused on information management, communication content development, translation, and documents management with international organizations or organizations with similar missions.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Experience in public health communications, information management, and relevant technical areas.
- Fluency in English, Dari, and Pashto languages.
- Understanding of USAID communications content, branding, and marking requirements, including knowledge of health sector trends, audiences, and communication requirements.
- Understanding of the boundaries of work under the licenses provided by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control related to Afghanistan.
- Excellent writing and translation skills.
- Understanding of knowledge management principles, with the ability to manage information sharing and filing.
- Experience in multimedia content creation, including photography and video production, is highly desirable.
- Familiarity with USAID branding and marking guidelines.
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, beneficiaries, and team members.
COMPLEXITY AND DECISION MAKING:
- Develop resolutions to complex problems requiring creativity and latitude.
- Use judgment within broadly defined policies and practices, with an expectation of innovation.
- Innovations may impact the organization’s policies and procedures.
Interested candidates should apply through the provided link and submit an application form for positions they are suitably qualified for:
Please click the employment opportunities tab, select Afghanistan from the list of countries, and choose the positions you wish to apply for. Candidates who do not apply through the above-mentioned link will not be considered for the shortlist. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap.