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Communications Specialist for USAID Non-Revenue Water Management Project


  • Organization: Tetra Tech - Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests
  • Location: Hebron
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Environment
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Water Resource Management
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-17

The USAID-funded Non-Revenue Water Management 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. This position will be located in the main office in Hebron.

The purpose of this activity is to improve Palestinians’ access to safe, reliable, sustainable, and climate resilient water services through: 1) the development and strengthening of the institutional capacity of the Hebron, Halhul, and Dura water utilities for sustainable, reliable, and climate-resilient water delivery service; 2) the implementation of strategic infrastructure works to support the objective of the activity; 3) the design and implementation of innovative solutions to expand the use of smart water management technologies for efficient, timely, and transparent water management; and 4) the design and implementation of innovative measures and public awareness campaigns to promote effective water governance at the utility and foster social behavioral change toward more efficient and responsible water use practices and trends. The Communications Specialist will report to the Public Outreach Engagement Advisor and will have the primary responsibility of leading communications and client reporting. This is a full-time position based in Hebron.


The Communications Specialist supports USAID reporting, development of success stories, event planning, and social media management. This includes project specific communications, reporting, and outreach. S/he will work with other technical staff and administrative staff to ensure collaboration with donors and local counterparts and key stakeholders at the municipal levels. This includes but is not limited to the following:

· Contribute research, writing, and editing for press releases, articles, reports, case studies, fact sheets, and other communications materials related to NRWMP activities and learnings.

· Support the development of the water utility communication policies and provide training support to the water utility teams.

· Lead all planning, logistical coordination, and publicity for project events such as launches, learning events, and client presentations.

· Manage communications materials such as PowerPoint presentations, reports, and briefs for external and client (USAID) readers to ensure quality control.

· Work with various technical team members to map and develop potential learning opportunities such as online or in-person learning events, publications, and curriculum.

· Coordinate inputs from team members for client reporting, including developing and managing internal deadlines.

· Develop success stories resulting from direct project interventions and coordinate inputs from the team, including developing quarterly plans for ideas and timelines.

· Document meetings, workshops, trainings, and other events with an emphasis on actionable items and responsibilities and decisions taken with clear timeframes.

· Document and share internal project communications.

· Ensure compliance and adherence to branding and marking requirements for all external and client (USAID) reports.

· Manage translation services contracts and consultants and review quality of translations (Arabic and English).

· Review designs and mock-ups for websites and support content development frameworks.

· Integrate capacity building efforts for the utilities into implementation of all aspects of programming, utilizing a co-design and co-implementation methodology.

· Perform other tasks defined by the Public Outreach and Engagement Advisor.


* Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Communications, or other relevant field and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience working in communications with USAID or other large donor-funded programs OR

* Eight (8) years of relevant experience working in communications with USAID or other large donor-funded programs

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office

* Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment.

* Strong writing skills in English and Arabic

* Detail-oriented and ability to prioritize tasks and support activity implementation while ensuring adherence to required policies and protocols.

* Professional fluency in Arabic and proficiency in English is required.

* Qualified applicants from Palestine highly encouraged to apply

Qualified applicants from Palestine are highly encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: Communications Specialist for USAID Non-Revenue Water Management Project - Tetra Tech International Development Careers (

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.

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.

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 or contact our Global Talent Operations team. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide 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.

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