COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - WRITER/EDITOR NEEDED!

LOUIS BERGER GROUP, INC. IS IN NEED OF COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - WRITER/EDITOR!


A U.S AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT-SUPPORTED PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT PROJECT


Immediate work requirement: COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - WRITER/EDITOR

Base: Davao City


The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (LBGI) a U.S firm contracted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program is inviting interested and qualified individuals to submit expressions of interest for possible assignment under the Program.


The Communications Specialist will assist in documenting and communicating the goals and objectives of the program in collaboration with different work teams. The position will be based in the GEM Project Management Office in Davao City.


Specific responsibilities associated with the position include the following:
-Writing, editing and producing content for information materials and program collaterals such as news and features articles, photo captions, e-newsletters, brochures, steamers, banners, posters, powerpoint presentations, reports, scripts for multimedia presentations and other materials that may be required by the Program;
-Assisting other GEM teams during field visits and special events;
-Data gathering and processing through field and online research and interviews;
-Providing support in news monitoring in the print, broadcast and internet media; and
-Assisting in the organization and management of press conferences and on-site media coverage as needed

Qualifications:
-Graduate of a 4 year course in Economics, Political Science, Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations or related field, with excellent English communication skills
-At least 5 years experience in writing news and feature articles, and/or corporate and institutional reports for industry journals, international development organizations or news agencies
-Able to conduct field interviews and e-research (Internet and organizational archives) in coordination with other work teams
-Highly disciplined and organized team player, able to work under pressure both in an office environment and in the field
-Detail-oriented and precise
-Experience in development communications, media and public relations, news monitoring and archiving are advantages
-Willing to travel different areas in Mindanao as required

Interested applicants are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae together with salary history and references no later than 5:00 pm on October 11, 2013 to mdoral@mindanao.org . Along with the CV, applicants must furnish the GEM Program with their work samples such as news and feature articles, photo captions, speeches, scripts, technical reports, and other related materials.

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