Sunday, January 29, 2012

Vacancy: Regional Communications Officer, Asia - IUCN


Regional Communications Officer, Asia

Status:
Open (currently receiving applications)
Vacancy #:
332
Unit:
Asia - Regional Communications Unit
Location:
Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to:
Head, Asia Communications
Work percentage:
100%
Function group:
P1
Expected start date:
01 April 2012
Type of contract:
Fixed-term (until 28 February 2013)
Closing date:
17 February 2012

BACKGROUND

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature seeks to recruit a motivated and energetic professional for the position of Regional Communications Officer, Asia based in IUCN Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand.

The Regional Communications Officer, Asia will directly report to the Head, Asia Communications on all communications and the administrative matters and functionally report to the Coordinator, Mangroves for the Future (MFF), on communications issues related to the Mangrove for the Futures initiative (www.magrovesforthefuture.org).

The position is for a period of one year with the possibility of extension. This position is classified as P1 in our classification system and the minimum basic monthly salary for this position is USD 1,844 with a comprehensive health and life insurance and other benefits.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. PROGRAMMATIC COMMUNICATIONS


1.1 Support strategic and yearly planning of communication for regional projects undertaken by IUCN Secretariat in Asia.

1.2 Act as the Communication Focal Point for the Mangroves for the Future initiative.


2. PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS

Provide communications and outreach support to the Mangroves for the Future Secretariat and other regional projects including:

2.1 Annual planning and implementation of knowledge and communication strategies for regional projects undertaken by IUCN Secretariat in Asia, including budgeting.

2.2 Ensure that IUCN project branding and other guidelines are strictly followed in all outputs.

2.3 Manage press and media relations.

2.4 Act as a spokesperson for project activities, including presentations to senior audiences and the media.

2.5 Lead the development of knowledge products and communications tools and activities.

2.6 Edit and synthesize documents, ensuring correct language use and final output is logical and easy to read.

2.7 Produce high quality communications products in a range of formats including reports, speeches, presentations, publications, brochures, policy briefs, web stories, press releases, short films, podcasts, etc.

2.8 Provide communications support for events, including documentation.

2.9 Oversee and manage production processes including sub-contracting.

2.10 Manage web and digital resources.

2.11 Monitor and evaluate all aspects of communications activities including financial targets, and communications impacts and provide reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor's degree or higher in communications/journalism/PR or related field;

• At least 5 years of relevant professional experience;

• Ability to produce a range of documents types and strong to edit and synthesize complex documents into short and easy to read text;

• An understanding of current conservation issues;  
• Ability to work with multicultural diverse and multidisciplinary team;

• Excellent writing speaking, and presentation skills in English and knowledge of other Asian languages a distinct advantage; and

• Proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experienced with Adobe Creative Suite design tools. 
  
APPLICATIONS
Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System by openinghttps://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=332, and pressing the "Apply" button.
Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).
Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, was founded in 1948 and brings together over 1,100 members (States, government agencies, NGOs and affiliates) and some 11,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. Within the framework of global conventions IUCN has helped over 75 countries to prepare and implement national conservation and biodiversity strategies. IUCN has approximately 1,100 staff, most of whom are located in its regional and country offices while some 150 work at its Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. IUCN is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men. 

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