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Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Sr. Communications Manager for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Climate Finance for Development Accelerator (CFDA). CFDA is a $250 million initiative designed to mobilize $2.5 billion in public and private climate actions and investments by 2030.

CFDA convenes stakeholders across the public and private sectors to develop and scale effective partnerships and innovative investment solutions that bring more climate finance resources to frontier and emerging markets. Through these efforts, CFDA aims to strengthen locally led climate finance ecosystems and empower local actors to drive climate solutions.

The senior communications manager will be responsible for leading communications activities for the Climate Gender Equity Fund (CGEF), one of CFDA’s flagship initiatives. CGEF is an innovative public-private partnership launched by USAID and Amazon focused on catalyzing gender equity in climate finance. The communications manager will be a key member of the CGEF team and will play a critical role in amplifying the work of CGEF to mobilize collective action to close the gender-climate finance gap.

As needed, the communications manager will also provide ad hoc support to other CFDA activities under the guidance of CFDA’s Communications Director.


  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a communications strategy that supports CGEF and other activities’ objectives and priorities
  • Create compelling written and visual content for a variety of audiences across multiple mediums
  • Lead communications efforts for external announcements, milestones, and events; this may include drafting talking points, concept notes, briefers, social media toolkits, invitations, presentations, and other materials
  • Coordinate communications activities between multiple public and private stakeholders, ensuring alignment of messaging and branding across all products
  • Provide similar support to other CFDA activities and buy-ins as requested
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in international development, communications, business administration, climate change, or another relevant field preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience with a minimum of four (4) years of relevant strategic communications experience
  • Broad communications skillset and experience developing and implementing effective communications activities and strategies.
  • Experience providing communications support to high-profile, multi-stakeholder partnerships and events; experience working with government agencies or similar entities strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in different creative mediums: long-form written pieces, graphics, social media posts, pitch decks, and beyond.
  • Experience using Canva, Adobe, and other design platforms preferred.
  • Experience utilizing social media platforms (Twitter/X, LinkedIn, etc.) required.
  • Strong writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills.
  • Willingness and ability to get up to speed quickly on complex, technical topics in climate finance. Prior experience in finance, investment, CSR, innovation, sustainability, and/or climate preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving, fluid team setting with multiple stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills.
  • Attention to detail, efficiency, creativity, initiative, and an orientation toward collaboration and problem solving. Strong organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and kindness.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; additional language fluency strongly preferred.

Apply by January 24, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision Chemonics will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Chemonics, or (c) consistent with Chemonics legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

The Salary Range for this position is expected to be: $84,320 – $105,400.


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