Dexis Consulting Group

  • Communications Specialist, USAID/OAPA

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/7/2019 1:12 PM)
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  • About Us

    Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? Do you want to be part of an organization that offers meaningful assignments and opportunities to expand your skills and expertise? At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

    About the Position

    If this sounds like you, Dexis is seeking a mid-level Communications Specialist to provide support to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in re-branding of the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA) and the Asia Bureau merger. The Communications Specialist will facilitate the development of a re-branding campaign to include USAID’s Asia Bureau and OAPA by developing a consultation process and facilitating initial consultations with key stakeholders across the agency. This is a full-time position, with an immediate start date, based in Washington, DC.


    As the Communications Specialist, you will deliver innovative strategic communications plans and re-branding for internal and external USAID audiences. This position will be involved in marketing, events, public relations, communications, and knowledge management for the office. Other responsibilities include:

    • Leading the development and implementation of communications strategies targeting the Asia Bureau and the OAPA staff to increase knowledge and adoption of the new combined Bureau;
    • Collaborating with the Change Management Specialist in conducting baseline assessments on knowledge, perceptions, and behavior of staff toward new combined Bureau to inform change management strategies;
    • Producing marketing collateral such as fact sheets, informational brochures, case studies, how-to documents, training materials, videos, electronic and print brochures, PowerPoint presentations, and posters;
    • Coordinating the development, execution, refinement, and measuring the impact of Asia Bureau and OAPA outreach, communications, and knowledge management strategies;
    • Supporting in general agency/bureau communications tasks (e.g.: briefers, internal presentations, etc.);
    • Reviewing and copy editing of reports, correspondence, and other materials;
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Active secret-level security clearance;
    • At least 8-10 years of project management experience
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in relevant field (communications, political science, international relations, business administration, etc.) or equivalent years of experience;
    • Experience with various forms of visual media, branding, marketing, and/or other related areas;
    • Experience in relevant communications software such as Microsoft Suite, Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite, and/or web development;
    • Proficiency in video development, distribution list/newsletter software, and/or social media management.

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications, teamwork, and time and portfolio management skills;
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, political work environment;
    • Familiarity with USAID.


    Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis, staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients.  We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a "find a way or make a way" business directive, and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored.  That’s how Dexis goes "all in.” How will you? 

    If you are passionate about this opportunity, submit your application by clicking the apply for this job online button.

    Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

    Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.


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