Communication Officer - Demand Reduction
To address the issue of illegal wildlife trade, and the threats posed to high-profile ‘flagship’ species such as elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes and marine turtles, TRAFFIC is working under USAID-supported initiatives in Viet Nam to change the behaviour of consumers and reduce wildlife crime and wildlife consumption through a Demand Reduction framework. The social marketing techniques surrounding this framework are aimed at changing the behaviours of the current and future targeted audiences currently focused on threatened species consumption.
TRAFFIC’s Viet Nam office is based in Hanoi where it was legally established in 2000 and continues to work with partners to address key wildlife trade issues in Viet Nam and the wider Southeast Asia region.
TRAFFIC is a partner on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded, RTI International (RTI) led USAID Wildlife Asia Activity managed from Bangkok, Thailand. The project aims to contribute to endingwildlife trafficking in Asia. TRAFFIC serves as the partner for achieving the one of the project’s key objectives to reduce consumer demand for wildlife parts and products in Viet Nam.
The main tasks of the Communications Officer – SBCC will include, but not be limited to, the following:
• Provide support to project communications activities under the USAID Wildlife Asia Social and Behavior Change Communications (SBCC) initiative;
• Support all communications efforts which help to enhace visibility and promote the efforts of the project;
• Support and co-ordinate the day-to-day implementation of communication activities and consultants (as and when required);
• Ensure effective communication and liaison with project stakeholders to ensure timely, efficient, and effective implementation of project activities;
• Initiate activities toward strengthening relationships with Vietnamese, international, and social and other media outlets, to acquire more exposure for the USAID Wildlife Asia activity and alert Vietnamese, international, and social media about project activities (press release, social media, etc.);
• Coordinate the production of communication outputs/deliverables through engagement with focal points regionally and internationally, and identify opportunities to share relevant content and material with the SBCC Community of Practice and through www.changewildlifeconsumers.org
• Produce and manage high-quality communication materials both in English and Vietnamese (leaflets, brochures, fact sheets, etc.) to distribute to external audiences;
• Contribute creative ideas to execute project objectives;
• Stay informed of NGO communication trends and strategies in relevant fields;
• Take lead in identifying and engaging influential communication agents of change;
• Ensure that communications deliverables adhere to agreed timelines and expenditure;
• Responsible for contributing on the communications components of periodic and final technical reports;
• Ensure regular reporting of activities to the Senior Programme Officer;
• Responsible for ensuring coordination and sign-off of press releases and other communication products, as required with USAID Wildlife Asia and RTI staff in Viet Nam, Bangkok and internationally
• Perform other communications tasks as part of the DR project as required by the Senior Programme Officer
• • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, social science, psychology, (social)marketing, project management, conservation/environment or other related related fields;
• Minimum 3 years’ working experience preferably in communications, marketing, or social science;
• Experience working with an international organisation is desirable;
• Demonstrated project management skills;
• Sound understanding of Vietnamese culture;
• Sound knowledge of and experience working with government organisations operating in Viet Nam;
• Excellent negotiation and communication skills;
• Excellent command of Vietnamese and English languages;
• Creative, flexible, and able to work under pressure;
• The ability to travel to project locations in Viet Nam or internationally when required;
• A passion for the natural world and/or an understanding of conservation and environmental issues;
• Committed to not using threatened species wildlife products and willing to be an ambassador for this cause outside office hours;
• Other necessary traits; lateral and creative thinker; of high integrity and supportive; flexible; team worker; accountable.
• Must be eligible to live and work in Vietnam
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