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International Development Group
1908G Requisition #
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  • Bachelor’s degree required in communications, journalism, international development, international relations, political science, business administration, or related social sciences.
  • Three to five years of related work experience in communications, marketing, journalism or public relations required, with relevant experience in international development strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in creative design applications, including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience managing or contributing to social media profiles and activities on behalf of a business or nonprofit organization.
  • Strong understanding of content generation and marketing.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Research & analytical skills a plus.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and establish strong working relationships with key colleagues within IDG and other departments across RTI.
  • Proven project management skills, with ability to manage multiple activities or projects with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, workload, and workflow
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Exposure to and interest in international development strongly preferred.
  • Self-starter, able to think creatively and work independently.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, workload, and workflow.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of foreign language(s) (e.g., Arabic, Spanish, or French) is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% time.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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