Communications and Social Media Experts

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects. We seek a Communications and Social Media Consultant Expert to provide guidance and technical support on developing and implementing effective communication strategies across various platforms, with a focus on digital and social media.

Objectives:
The Communications and Social Media Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that Scofield Associates’ projects effectively leverage communication and social media channels to achieve their goals. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on communication strategy development, content creation, social media management, and digital marketing.
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive communication plans that align with project objectives and target audiences.
  • Creating engaging and informative content for various platforms, including websites, social media channels, newsletters, and press releases.
  • Managing social media channels, including content creation, community engagement, and social media advertising.
  • Analyzing social media metrics and website analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies and identify areas for improvement.
  • Conducting training and workshops on communication and social media best practices for staff and partners.
  • Advising on crisis communication and reputation management strategies.

Scope of Work:
The Communications and Social Media Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Developing communication strategies and plans for projects, campaigns, and organizations.
  • Creating and curating content for websites, social media channels, newsletters, and other platforms.
  • Managing social media channels, including content scheduling, community management, and advertising.
  • Analyzing social media metrics and website analytics to track performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Conducting media relations and outreach to promote projects and initiatives.
  • Developing and delivering training workshops on communication and social media skills.
  • Providing crisis communication support and reputation management advice.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in communication strategy development, content creation, social media management, and digital marketing.
  • Strong understanding of communication theory and practice.
  • Experience in managing social media platforms and using social media analytics tools.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous communication strategies, social media campaigns, content pieces, or publications that demonstrate your expertise. 
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Communications and Social Media Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.