Communication Manager

Vacancy Number:VA#0005
Title: Communication Manager
Duration:12-month employment offer subject to satisfactory performance during an initial three (3) month probationary period.
Exp.:2018-01-15-(1 Years Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:According to NTA Scale


Organization:Grain Research and Innovation |About Grain Research and Innovation


Education:Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Communications Journalism Business Administration So
Work Experience:Minimum 6-10 relevant work experience in com Years


Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Communications Journalism Business Administration Social Sciences or similar field;   Minimum 6-10 years relevantwork experience in communications. Comprehensive social media insight and experience. At least 3 years in a managerial and/or senior supervisory capacity. 

Demonstrated experience writing high-quality professional reports in English for USAID or other INGOs.

Fluency in Dari Pashto and English.

Experience working with international donors USAID preferred. 

Knowledge of video production developing and maintaining online video and social media content.

Possess strong planning and organizational skills and work calmly to meet tight deadlines.

Be a fair and inclusive team leader who can solve problems and offer effective solutions.

Willingness to travel to field offices as needed and in accordance with the annual work plan.

Undertake other duties and tasks as assigned by Director of Communications.


The Communications Manager will report directly to the COP/DCOP. 


Duties & Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities 

The Communications Manager under the direct supervision of the Communications Director will provide communications technical support and be experienced in coordinating and development project deliverables that include but not limited to weekly monthly quarterly reports and success stories that conform to USAID guidelines.  

S/he will form part of a communications team that includes team members in Kabul and regional offices. S/he will be able to clearly demonstrate past experience that includes gathering and arranging information from different sources and organizing it to compile various USAID reporting requirements.  Event management and team coordination experience is essential as is the ability to calmly work to meet tight deadlines.  This role requires the ability to travel to regional offices in Afghanistan and on occasion be prepared to complete tasks outside regular working hours. 

This position is based in the GRAIN Project Office in Kabul and available only to national applicants. 

Submission Guideline

Application and Submission Guideline

To be considered complete applications must be received via email [email protected] no later than 5:00 pm Kabul  on 15 January 2018.
Application file should include:

Cover letter summarizing relevant skills experiences and career ambitions.
CV/Resume including relevant education experience and skills.

All application materials should be submitted in one combined PDF file. The file name should be formatted as: lastname_Communications Manager.pdf
Application email subject line should be: Application: Communications Manager 2018
Late incomplete or incorrectly formatted applications will not be considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

GRAIN values diversity in its team. All qualified candidates including women are strongly encouraged to apply.

This job description is subject to review and revision when/if required by directive/guidance pursuant to changes in our work plan USAID MSU COP directives and or guidance. Accordingly periodic update(s) may be required as directed and approved by the COP.

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