Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

Location: Telecommute; preferably based in Thailand or within Southeast Asia
Hours : Full-time
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary : Negotiable


The Communications Officer is expected to:

  1. Elaborate and implement communication strategies and plans, in accordance with the objectives of the project.
  • Assist in the development of a communication plan to raise awareness of tobacco industry interference.
  1. Manage media/press relations overall:
  • Expand and maintain a global and regional media network
  • Maintain/ engage with diverse local media contacts particularly in Bloomberg priority countries for tobacco control.
  • Draft, distribute, and pitch press releases
  • Develop and update regularly a press and media contact information database; maintain networks with journalists
  • Monitor the press regularly for coverage and opportunities
  • Contribute to the editorial calendar, monitoring upcoming news agenda and contents related to key messages of GGTC and its STOP project, which will be shared with appropriate audiences.
  • Respond to enquiries from the media in liaison with the executive director.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of campaigns and produce media reports.
  • Set up and manage media interviews, press briefings, press events, and photo calls.
  • Draft statements, Q&A, op eds, briefs, when required.
  1. Oversee and expand online presence as well as ensure maximization of ongoing media opportunities for the project:
  • Expand the social media network
  • Contribute to social media channels and online communities, developing contents, scheduling contents,and engaging with the community to build a vibrant, interactive audience.
  • Provide the opportunity to share, collaborate, and amplify public relations materials through partners’ channels
  • Contribute to the production and management of website contents.
  1. Undertake marketing communications and produce information materials
  • Write, edit, and proofread communication materials, including newsletters, leaflets, flyers, booklets,posters, banners, etc.
  • Manage the print and production process of communication materials when required.
  • Facilitate in the development of materials
  1. Take the lead in specific events and campaigns, including special events management.
  2. Support partnerships development and build communications/ media partnerships
  3. Undertake the following internal communications tasks:
  • Draft periodic updates/reports.
  • Maintain a flow of internal reporting on activities across the organization.
  • Establish and maintain a consistent range of impact statistics about project work and ensure that they are updated and used consistently across the organization.
  • Support and develop evaluation systems to measure the impact of communications, and produce reports when required.
  • Perform other related functions
Deadline of application:
25 January 2019 (Friday), 5:00 pm (Bangkok time)
Conflicts of interest:

Applicants will be required to declare employment ties with and/or financial contributions received from the tobacco industry to prevent potential conflicts of interest.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV, letter of interest, and other work-related credentials in English to, with the subject line “Communications Officer” not later than 25 January 2019, 5:00 pm (Bangkok time).

Please include your salary expectations. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 31 January 2019.

Full details