Communications Associate, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program at DAI Global

Director of Research and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Accra at Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

POSITION: Communications Associate, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program


The Communications Associate will support the Communications Specialist with designing and managing all aspects of internal and external project communications. They will contribute to the development of high-quality program content including data visualizations, success stories, case studies, and other reporting that informs learning activities and adaptive management decisions. They will also support the promotion of program activities through key communication channels and will engage target audiences through strategic outreach and innovative communication practices.


  • Ensure branding and marking in line with approved USAID and Prosper Africa guidelines
  • Draft, proofread, format, and/or edit products like technical deliverables, presentations, and fact sheets
  • Create dissemination toolkits for events, blogs and learning products
  • Collate and edit newsletter content and manage distribution list
  • Collaboratively develop and revise core communications templates
  • Ensure the accuracy and consistency of public-facing materials
  • Support the preparation and presentation to USAID of reports and written communications on the progress and impact of program activities including Monthly Updates, Quarterly Progress Reports, Quarterly Financial Reports, Annual Reports, and the Final Report
  • Conduct desk and phone research, e.g., to identify and price out vendors for communications services or to support events
  • Identify stock photos or photos from USAID FlickR collections for use in learning and communications deliverables and products
  • Manage the internal Communications folder, including determining structure and tagging that support intuitive searches
  • Liaise with ATI core and Ukraine Supplemental funding teams to align key messaging and reporting on Food Security pieces
  • Support convenings and events as needed.
  • Manage other tasks as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or other relevant field
  • 7+ years experience drafting reports, documents and outreach materials, and developing and implementing communications plans
  • An articulate individual who possesses excellent communications and personnel management skills and who can relate to people at all levels of an organization
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and proven experience and ability to write briefs and reports is critical for this role


  • Experience in development communications on large, complex, multi country USAID-funded projects


The Communications Associate will report to the Communications Specialist.

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DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.


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