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Project Summary: 

In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides  data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives.

Position Summary:

MSI is recruiting a full-time Communications Specialist to play a key role in ensuring that PERFORM products are evidence-based, useful and meet quality standards. Under the direction of PERFORM’s Chief of Party, the Communications Specialist will develop templates and products to enhance the accessibility and usefulness of the information produced under PERFORM for internal and external USAID/Pakistan stakeholders and to help facilitate the flow of information between USAID/Pakistan and PERFORM.

The ideal candidate should be capable of synthesizing, distilling, and packaging PERFORM products for a variety of audiences and stakeholders and work with PERFORM teams to develop information dissemination plans. This is a full-time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and continue through April 2020.


  • Work with the PERFORM Chief of Party (COP) and senior team to develop PERFORM communication products, templates and tools.
  • Draft, write, and edit written materials including newsletters, fact sheets, learning summaries, reports, thematic briefs, and other communication products.
  • Work closely with PERFORM technical teams to finalize reports and deliverables for submission.
  • Ensure that all PERFORM communications conform to USAID branding requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of PERFORM quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work closely with staff (graphic designers etc.) to develop content about program activities and achievements.
  • Perform other related activities as requested by the COP.


  • Master’s Degree in English, communications, journalism, mass communication, social science research, or a related area is preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience as a copy editor, journalist, communications specialist, researcher, or other similar experience.
  • Prior experience working on international development programs in Pakistan, particularly USAID-funded, and in depth knowledge of development issues required.
  • Proven track record of producing information products for a variety of target audiences under tight timeframes is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills.
  • Proven ability to synthesize large amounts of information into different formats (e.g. monitoring, research and evaluation summaries, newsletters, thematic briefs, PowerPoint presentations, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using current software packages for data visualization and presentations, preferred.



*Position will be filled on a rolling basis*

 Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.