The main function of this position is to communicate TRAFFIC in Viet Nam’s efforts to the public, partners, and others, and to manage the creation of communications materials to serve this purpose.
The Communications Officer is expected to implement a wide range of communication activities under the leadership of the Office Director in liaison with TRAFFIC staff in Viet Nam and Cambridge, UK to ensure effective communications at multiple levels:
1. Within the Vietnam and global TRAFFIC/ WWF network, TRAFFIC GLO;
2. With principal partners in non-governmental organisations, government agencies, academics, industry, donor communities, and other stakeholders;
3.With society at large including the private sector, project target audiences, and the general public.
The main tasks of the Communications Officer include, but are not limited to the following:
• Liaise with Office Director and TRAFFIC’s Head of Communications to continually update and improve communications plan and strengthen TRAFFIC’s media reach both in Viet Nam and internationally;
• Liaise with TRAFFIC’s Head of Communications to develop cohesive, impactful communications plans for all projects;
• Identify and engage influential communications agents of change;
• Stay informed of NGO communications trends, particularly with regard to conservation and wildlife trade;
• Strengthen relationships with media representatives to acquire more exposure for projects and alert media about project activities;
• Design/develop high-quality communication materials (press releases, briefing papers, brochures, fact sheets, presentations, etc.) to distribute to external audiences;
• Administer TRAFFIC’s Facebook, YouTube accounts, and other social media tools;
• Manage and archive all communication items and links;
• Support video production;
• Provide support to drafting, editing and designing technical reports to donors and other TRAFFIC reports or publications;
• Contribute creative ideas to meet and report project objectives;
• Assist the Office Director and Programme Managers in proposal development for TRAFFIC Viet Nam.
• Attend team meetings, providing progress updates and deliver communication materials as per agreed deadlines and expenditure;
• Report on communication matters to relevant staff and Office Director when required.
• Undertake other tasks relevant to projects as assigned.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, social science, psychology, (social) marketing, project management, conservation/environment or other 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;
• Excellent negotiation and communication skills;
• Excellent command of English language;
• Eligible to live and work in Vietnam;
• Creative, flexible, and able to work under pressure;
• The ability to travel to project locations in Vietnam 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 even outside office hours;
• Other necessary traits: lateral and creative thinker, of high integrity and supportive, flexible, team worker, accountable.
• Expertise in communicating to diverse audiences and in a variety of forms, including digital and print media, is required.
• Consultants as required.
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