Youth Resilience Activity (YRA)
The Reporting Specialist (RS) contributes to key program communications efforts that ensure awareness and support for ACDI/VOCA Colombia’s programs supporting reconciliation, youth development, and ethnic empowerment. The RS will contribute to all aspects of the production process of internal and external programmatic reporting including work plans and quarterly, annual, and final reports for ACDI/VOCA’s primary funder, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The RS will also be responsible for researching and writing program highlights and success stories in English for publication on internal and external ACDI/VOCA channels. Additionally, the RS will translate memos, presentations, and other informational documents from Spanish to English (sometimes vice versa). Finally, the RS will support efforts to systematize online information databases and streamline reporting processes. The RS will be expected to respond to urgent requests for information and deliverables, meeting deadlines and ensuring adherence to USAID’s requirements for reporting and writing style. This position reports to the Manager of Reporting and Communications and will require constant use of both English and Spanish written and verbal communication.
Undergraduate degree in social sciences, journalism, or communications
At least four years of professional experience, preferably in the field of journalism, report writing, or translation
Demonstrated experience in developing targeted reporting/communications tools and documenting program results for diverse cultural and social audiences, including donors, government officials, and other key stakeholders
Native-level English speaker with Spanish language fluency
Excellent verbal and written communication
Strong organizational skills and capacity for juggling multiple priorities
Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines
Experience working in developing countries, with experience in Colombia preferred
Interest in contributing to Colombia’s socioeconomic transformation and development, particularly that of youth populations
Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and two (2) writing samples, all in English, to Especialistareporting@joinav.org.