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Senior Communications Specialist - Power Central Asia (PCA) Activity

Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA, is recruiting for a Senior Communications Specialist to be mobilized to Central Asia to support the implementation of USAID’s Power Central Asia (PCA) Activity. The position is full-time and is contingent upon contract award. The Senior Communications Specialist will report to the Chief of Party.


Position responsibilities:

  • Manage all communications related outputs to ensure that they are delivered on time, with high quality and maximum impact.
  • Edit technical deliverables (e.g., reports, briefings, etc.) for clarity, messaging, and adherence to USAID branding and style guidelines.
  • Design, write and edit a variety of communication products (e.g., activity summaries and outreach materials, including fact sheets, infographics, newsletters, one-page syntheses of activity interventions, activity briefers and visuals, etc...).
  • Develop written communications, presentations, and social media materials on regional energy issues and topics for diverse audiences, including USAID, U.S. Government and partner government stakeholders, and internal staff.
  • Design and implement communication support at events, including preparation of press releases, announcements, social media posts, and organize for photography and videography as required.
  • Partner with other departments to accomplish project communication objectives.
  • Develop project-specific website input and social media posts, including writing and posting content, monitoring activity and followers’ engagement, and report on impact.
  • Coordinate and implement all external outreach and activities with the client and stakeholders in consultation with the client and USAID DOC.
  • Field and respond to incoming requests for information, talking points, messaging, etc., from project staff, the client, and counterparts.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Essential KSA’s required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.):

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, journalism, media and/or related field.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in leading communications programs for international development projects including strategy and product development.
  • Senior level knowledge and experience with the energy sector and energy programs is preferred.
  • Experience working in Central Asia or South Asia is preferred.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience leading communications activities for international development programs is required.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience with expert-level understanding of USAID communications protocols and experience working in coordination with USAID’s Development Outreach Communications (DOC) Specialist is preferred.
  • Native fluency in English is required with strong oral and written presentation skills.

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Fluency in any Central Asian native language, as well as Russian, is a plus.

Line management responsibility:

  • Local communications specialist.

Physical demands & work environment:

  • Office setting
  • Regional travel will be required


To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.



Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.