16 Jun 2016

USAID Job Vacancy : Writer

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The Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) is a 5-year food security project, headquartered in Accra. It seeks to rebuild targeted marine fisheries stocks (which are depleted but important to the local economy) through the adoption of sustainable fishing practices and exploitation levels. The project contributes to the government of Ghana’s fisheries development objectives and will work closely with government agencies, fisheries authorities, policy makers and fisher folks in the entire coastal stretch of Ghana to achieve these goals.

Job Description

A fisheries food security project is seeking the services of a writer to support their communications component. This is a short term consultancy for a period of three months. The Sustainable Fisheries Management Project’s communications component contributes to the project goal of rebuilding marine fisheries stocks through the creation of informed constituencies and building political will that serve the overarching purpose of reducing poverty and hunger as spelled out by the USAID Feed the Future Development Goals as well as the Agricultural sector Development Goals of the Government of Ghana.

Terms of references include the following:

  • Content development for success stories, fact sheets, press releases, newsletters, flyers, posters and other information, education and communications material
  • Development of communications messages for diverse target audiences.
  • Development of meeting and workshop material, such as concept notes, speeches, program agenda, planning checklists, correspondence, etc.
  • Content review, copy editing and formatting of documents
  • The consultant will work closely with, and report to the Communications Specialist.

Required Skills or Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field from a recognized tertiary institution.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in communications or related field.
  • Must be based in Accra
  • Experience in basic graphics design will be a plus.

How to Apply


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