Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

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

Duties:

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. Perform other related functions
 

Education:

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or a related field from a reputable university.

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Other relevant qualifications or postgraduate training in the aforesaid areas.

 

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Masters degree in the aforesaid areas.

 

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Experiences, skills, and aptitudes:

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Professional experience in communications.

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Excellent communication skills, with an enthusiasm for communicating challenging messages creatively and effectively; communicates sensitively, effectively, and creatively across different audiences.

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Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization, including senior management.

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Proven networking skills, and the ability to proactively build productive working relationships with internal and external partners/stakeholders; ability to generate interest in the project and the institution

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Excellent understanding of and in-depth experience in communications and outreach.

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Competence in the use of social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).

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Proven ability to write engaging and accessible copy and develop other contents in a variety of styles for different audiences and channels, conveying key points clearly and concisely. 


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Excellent proofreading and editorial skills with exceptional attention to detail. 


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Ability to multi-task and to remain calm, effective, positive, in control, and good humored even when under pressure and tight deadlines.

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Ability to consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

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Initiative in identifying and recommending new approaches.


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Willingness to work flexibly as part of a team and respond to urgent requests. 


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Experience in a public affairs environment or other experience in advocacy and campaigning.

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Broad experience in working with media personnel, journalists, reporters, editors

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Experience in organizing and managing events

 

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Creative ability to prepare presentation materials.

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Familiarity with InDesign and other publication softwares.

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Familiarity with Adobe softwares, WordPress, MediaWiki, and the like.

 

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Creative ability to design infographics.

 

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Ability to communicate in at least one (1) additional official language of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

 

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Strong background in tobacco control work and clear understanding of tobacco control issues, particularly tobacco industry interference

 

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Ability to focus on impact and to take ownership for delivering outcomes

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Core values, guiding principles, and competencies:


  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of the organization.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Valuing Diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in Teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-Management and Emotional Intelligence: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge and demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV, letter of interest, and other work-related credentials in English to admin@ggtc.world, with the subject line “Communications Officer” not later than 18th May, 2019, 5:00 pm (Bangkok time). Please include your salary expectations. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 25th May, 2019.