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Communications Specialist - Butuan City, Philippines 

About the Organization Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
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Communications Specialist - Butuan City, Philippines

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for a Communications Specialist for its Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP). The responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description.

GENERAL: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants may submit a current resume and cover letter to by March 31, 2017. Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


POSITION TITLE: Communications Specialist

LOCATION: Butuan City, Philippines

REPORTS TO: PCCP Chief of Party


We are currently seeking a Communications Specialist for the ongoing $17 million USDA-funded project in Philippines. The goal of the program is to increase agricultural productivity and expand access to trade through local, regional and international markets. The project works in the commodities of livestock, fisheries, and horticulture and is located in Butuan City, Philippines.

In the role of Communications Specialist you will deliver an integrated communications strategy and you will be responsible for electronic and print publications, public relations, media relations, promotional events, and a range of marketing initiatives.


  • In consultation with Winrock Home Office and the project COP, manage the delivery of the project communication plan and update plan as necessary.
  • Prepare a weekly update by value chain to submit to the COP and Winrock Home Office. Solicit input for this update from the technical team and ensure timely delivery.
  • Oversee local partners to develop extension and outreach dissemination materials such as posters, radio/TV segment scripts, and other media.
  • Write, contribute and edit semi-annual reports, annual reports, fact sheets, success stories, press releases, web articles, and other communication materials. Contribute articles to USDA's success story library and other USDA dissemination sites.
  • Develop of relevant webs sites (if applicable) and provide content as required. Maintain project social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter and contribute messages to be disseminated to a large audience.
  • With the technical team, develop knowledge sharing and learning dissemination messages to share with partners and stakeholders. Edit and review staff communications and reports as required.
  • Ensure women and marginalized groups are beneficiaries of the project and considered when developing outreach and communication strategies and activities.
  • Participate in Winrock's Home Office communications staff meetings, as applicable
  • In conjunction with technical staff, coordinate and participate in regular field visits to document project activities and results, and train staff and partners. This includes developing a photo and video database to accompany articles and document project success.
  • Represent Winrock at meetings and events as required.


This is a program management position requiring broad based experience and skills. The position will be based in Butuan City, Philippines.

  • Well-developed writing, profession presentation and strong web-based communications skills, particularly in English, will be key to your success.
  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, media, public relations, or language arts
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience working in the field of communications.
  • Knowledge Ability to handle many tasks at one time and prioritize duties;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • Strong computer skills, must be confident in Microsoft applications, particularly MS Word and Excel; database experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of photo and video-editing software is an asset, along with photography and graphic design skills

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, caste, tribe, age (40 or older), disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Winrock International recommends that you read the following notices provided by the United States Government before applying:

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