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Communications Specialist and Content Writer for Clean Cities Blue Ocean Project – US Based Remote

Tetra Tech

The USAID-funded Clean Cities Blue Ocean project, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs – Tetra Tech), is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Communications Specialist and Content Writer. This position can be fully remote from a continental US-based location or hybrid within a commutable distance to either one of our office locations in Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA.

Position Description: On August 28, 2019, Tetra Tech was awarded the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program, a five-year, $53 million contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development to implement the agency’s flagship program to respond to the global crisis of ocean plastic pollution. Clean Cities, Blue Ocean is seeking a communications professional with a passion for creating, compelling stories and products to communicate the program’s progress, impacts, and lessons learned to global audiences—including those from partner national and local governments, the private sector, and other development organizations that can support the sustainability and scaling of Clean Cities, Blue Ocean’s pilots. Ideal candidates will have experience creating compelling written communications—including articles, case studies, resource publications; developing videos and other visual communications, and leveraging social and earned media to inspire action.


* Craft compelling communications to share Clean Cities, Blue Oceans’ progress, successes, and learnings to global audiences—including those from partner national and local governments, the private sector, and other development organizations.

* Support the implementation of the program’s global communication strategy through the development of written and visual communications products, including articles, success stories, videos, and resource publications and increase program visibility through social and earned media.

* Support program reporting requirements through the development of program Quarterly, Annual, and End of Project Reports.

* Identify and craft compelling stories demonstrating program impact, lessons learned, and transferrable solutions for global audiences. Leverage program photography in written products to create high-impact, visual communications.

* Lead the development of informational products, including factsheets and briefers, success stories, case studies, and resource publications and support the development of video concepts and components, including scripts and storyboards.

* Develop talking points and presentations for USAID, as needed, for partner engagements and events.

* Lead the development of program social media content and collaborate with USAID and partners to disseminate on multiple platforms and respond to USAID requests for program information, including through development of tri- weekly progress updates to USAID COR and other members of USAID leadership.

* Identify and coordinate opportunities for the program and its partners to engage with media and journalists to promote widespread communication of program impacts and legacy.

* Support the development of contract deliverable reporting requirements, i.e., Quarterly, Annual, and Final Project Reports and review and edit program communications products, such as subcontractor-produced deliverables, as needed.

* Coordinate with other programs in USAID’s portfolio and USAID’s communications team to align messaging and communications strategies and provide guidance to technical experts in the development of presentations and program knowledge products.

* Oversee program creative assets, namely, leading the organization and management of the program’s global photo library and leveraging high impact program photographs across communications products and ensure consistent and correct branding and marking of communications, in compliance with ADS 320.


* Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications/marketing, development communications, or other relevant subject area;

* A minimum of two years’ experience producing communications materials to support communications strategies for international development, non-governmental organization, or private sector programs/clients (will accept master’s degree and one year experience as equivalent);

* Creative thinker, with ability and passion for crafting compelling and newsworthy stories;

* Demonstrated experience developing compelling and creative written communications materials, including short and longer form products and social media (writing samples will be requested);

* Experience working with international and/or technical staff and stakeholders to develop communications products;

* Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to be self-directed and work well independently and as well as part of a team; interest in being part of a complex, fast-paced development program that is reimagining how ocean plastic pollution can be prevented around the world;

* Prior experience working on USAID or other international donor programs preferred but not required;

* Graphic design and video editing skills preferred but not required; and

* Current US work authorization is required at the time of application.

How to apply

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Apply on-line at: Communications Specialist and Content Writer for Clean Cities Blue Ocean Project – US Based Remote – Tetra Tech Careers (selectminds.com)

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline is Sunday February 11th,2024.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.

Pay Transparency and Benefits Statement:

Tetra Tech offers comprehensive benefit options that allow employees to design a plan based on individual needs and assists in planning for long-term financial security. Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life, disability, accidental death & dismemberment coverage, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Spending Account (HSA), time off with pay, 401k retirement plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Please visit Life at Tetra Tech – Tetra Tech to learn more about our benefits.

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant and equitable approach to employment compensation and rate setting. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys. The anticipated pay range for this position is $75,000 to $88,000 annually.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide helpful and reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.

Deadline: 11-Feb-24

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