Vacancy at USAID Harmoni STTA: Strategic Communication Advisor,

 Strategic Communication Advisor,

USAID/Indonesia Harmoni: Towards Inclusion and Resilience,


Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at


Project Summary:

The six-year USAID-funded Harmoni activity will promote tolerance and inclusion and reduce the risk of violent extremism. Harmoni will focus support on interventions that are narrowly targeted towards communities and individuals most at risk of radicalization, with a mandate to build the resilience of key Indonesian institutions – governmental, civil society, religious, and community-based – that represent the frontline in preventing violent extremism in Indonesia. For more information, please visit Bolstering Tolerance and Resilience in Indonesia | MSI (


**Please note: Only Indonesian citizens are eligible for this position**


Position Summary:

The Strategic Communications Advisor will coordinate communication and social media activities to market successes and learning throughout Year 6 of the Harmoni program. The Advisor will also work closely with the technical team to conceive and oversee Harmoni’s communication strategies to promote prevention of violent extremism and social cohesion in Indonesia. The Advisor will collaborate with Harmoni staff, USAID, and Harmoni partners/grantees on branding, marketing, and dissemination of information to key stakeholders. This position is a short-term position, with approximately four months of LOE between October 2023 and October 2024.



·         Review and implement strategic communications strategy for all Harmoni priorities.

·         Develop evaluation on strategic communications-related aspects of intolerance and extremism in Indonesia, and to gauge Harmoni efforts in addressing those aspects, and in achieving project objectives.

·         Draft strategic communications sections for all Harmoni deliverables, including success stories and review of monitoring evaluation and learning (MEL) data.

·         Provide capacity building to staff and grantees on strategic communication and social media.

·         Head on awareness raising and strategic communication activities, including working with local entities to develop social media campaigns and interventions.

·         Produce activity reports and technical briefing documents, as requested by the Chief of Party.

·         Design and deliver strategic communication training and coaching for grantees, government partners, and Harmoni staff.

·         Develop and interpret ongoing analytics related to VEOs’ online influenceproject media, and communications.

·         Help shape and oversee grants and subcontracts relating to strategic communication.



·         Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

·         Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience required. 

·         Experience managing strategic communications both on- and offline, especially dealing with sensitive issues and at-risk communities required. 

·         Experience working with international donor organizations and programs preferred. 

·         Knowledge of and experience with topics covered in the Harmoni scope of work, such as violent extremism and intolerance, enhancing community  resilience, capacity building in countering violent extremism for civil society and government agencies, education, and the rehabilitation and reintegration and of former terrorists preferred. 

·         Ability to produce materials relevant to different audiences including donors, government agencies, civil society organizations, education institutions, target communities, and the public required.  

·         Ability to work on own initiative with limited direction, to meet tight deadlines, and to prioritize among multiple tasks required. 

·         Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills required.

·         Strong ability to synthesize material to improve accessibility required. 

·         Strong ability to manage and be flexible in challenging circumstances and ability to work as part of a team required. 

·         Fluent speaking and writing skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia languages required.


MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.


We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.


To apply, please click the following link (or copy paste the link to the new browser tab) and apply directly through the link   STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, INDONESIA HARMONI     
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Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Closing date fothe applicatioiOctober 3rd, 2023