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Communications Specialist, Pretoria, South Africa

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Human Resources
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International Development Group
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190GX Requisition #
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Minimum Required Education & Experience

 

Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Skills & Abilities

Skills and abilities required to perform the essential job duties of this job are listed below.

 

  • A degree in journalism, public administration, international affairs or a closely related field.

  • Experience working with USAID or other major donors preferred.

  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills. Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Fluency in English required.

     

    Physical/Mental Demands

     

    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. 

  • 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, as well as across countries in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines

  • Ability to travel to countries in sub-Saharan Africa as required

  • Ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require

  • Ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance

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.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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