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Strategic Communications Project Directors, Managers and Chiefs of Party, Worldwide at Tetra Tech, Inc.

Strategic Communications Project Directors, Managers and Chiefs of Party, Worldwide

Tetra Tech, Inc. Arlington, VA (Onsite) Part-Time
Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at

Position Summary:

MSI is currently seeking candidates for senior-level communications managers and directors for ongoing and upcoming strategic communications projects with the U.S. government. Types of positions include chief of party, project director, senior communications manager or advisor, project lead or the equivalent . He/she/they will be responsible for providing overall management of an entire program, including strategic technical direction and administrative oversight such as personnel, financial compliance and adherence to federal contracting regulations and policies. Positions will be based in the U.S. and developing countries. All positions will be contingent upon donor and/or client funding and award.


* Oversee the development and implementation of all strategic communications activities, including but not limited to campaign development and implementation; digital media such as video and multimedia production; social media, such as content creation and analytics; traditional media, such as press releases, press conferences and interviews; print publications such as reports, briefs and other collateral; media monitoring and measuring activities; event, workshop and training facilitation, including live and virtual venues; graphic design and web development and maintenance; and other activities as required by the client.
* Establish a sophisticated working knowledge of client's issues, messaging, priorities and culture, including ability to maintain strong client relationships and advise client as needed.
* Guide staff and subcontractors to produce compelling, relevant content that adheres to branding and style guidelines and uses a consistent tone, style and language to communicate to target audiences.
* Contribute to the presentation and execution of communications products and services.
* Provide overall strategic direction and advice to the client to identify outcomes and measure success using rigorous monitoring methodologies.
* Adhere to communications best practices and apply innovation from the public and private sector.
* Provide overall technical and operational guidance for the implementation of projects while ensuring compliance with donor requirements and regulations.
* Manage and supervise the work of project personnel, short-term experts and subcontractors to achieve project goals and targets and ensure timely implementation.
* Develop and maintain effective partnerships with donors and other stakeholders.
* Oversee fulfillment of all contract delivery requirements, including all reports.
* Oversee internal management of the project, including the budget and performance monitoring and evaluation.


* Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, English, communications, journalism, social science or a related area. Advanced degree preferred.
* Minimum eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in strategic communications.
* Minimum five (5) years of management experience.
* Demonstrated success in developing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns to diverse audiences.
* Experience in strategic communications more broadly, including content production and promotion, social media, video and photo editing, event planning and/or communications and social media analytics preferred.
* Experience with U.S. government clients, multilateral and bilateral international development donors, NGOs and/or the private sector valuable.
* Native fluency in English is required.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Strategic Communications Project Directors, Managers and Chiefs of Party, Worldwide with "Reasonable Accommodations" in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Additional Information

* Organization: 216 MSI

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