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Communications Officer

Vacancy #:   5780
Unit:   Asia - Science and Strategy Group
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to:   Head, Science and Strategy Group (SSG), Asia
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 January 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   31 October 2021
BACKGROUND
The Science and Strategy Group (SSG) is considered one administrative entity, and has evolved from the previous Ecosystems and Livelihoods Group, Asia construct. It brings under one umbrella all component thematic programmes in IUCN.

This is a local recruitment. Only Thai nationals, individuals with residence status, or the appropriate employment visa for Thailand are eligible to apply. The remuneration and benefits package for this position is established with reference to the local labour market and in line with the IUCN conditions of service for Thailand.

This position will support the development and implementation of communication strategy and engagement plan to develop and sustain strong relationships within the Asia region and achieve the stakeholder engagement and communication goals of the SSG Unit.
JOB DESCRIPTION
General SSG Support
• Lead the development and implementation of SSG communications strategy, with the goal of raising the profile of SSG among key target audiences, supporting fundraising and external relations, and maximising policy impact;
• Manage all pages of the IUCN Asia website relevant to SSG’s work;
• Lead the development of SSG content to be posted on IUCN Asia (or other IUCN) social media channels;
• Provide IUCN brand management and communications quality control for SSG, and ensure staff understand and adhere to communications guidelines and protocols;
• Lead the development and management of a cloud-based audio-visual content library for SSG;
• Act as the SSG focal point and collaborate with the Head of Communications, Asia, communications focal points in the IUCN country offices, the Global Communications Unit at Headquarters, and communications staff in other IUCN units regarding SSG communications activities.

SSG Project Support
• Develop communications work plans for each project as needed or desired by project managers. Hold regular meetings with project managers to review progress and discuss upcoming communications activities;
• Produce high quality communications products in a range of formats including reports, publications, brochures, policy briefs, web stories, press releases, short films and social media content. Oversee and manage production processes (including sub-contracting where necessary) for major SSG communications products. Assist project managers with English editing as required;
• Provide communications support for events, including managing media relations, co-managing virtual platforms, producing audio-visual material as needed, and developing media stories;
• Monitor and evaluate project communications activities;
• Contribute content to SSG project reports as relevant.

Other
• Carry out any other relevant tasks as required by, and mutually agreed with, your line manager.
REQUIREMENTS
  • University degree in Communication, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Journalism, or related fields. A Master's degree or professional certification/qualification a distinct advantage

• At least 4 years of relevant professional experience, including website management and media relations. Has an existing network of media contacts in the Asia region;

• Proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as print, multi-media, and web-based design software. Experience with the production of digital stories using software such as Shorthand would be an advantage;

• Proven ability to work effectively with diverse multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams;

• Excellent spoken and written English and editing skills are essential; knowledge of other Asian languages would be a distinct advantage;

• Good understanding of current conservation issues in Asia.
SALARY
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is THB 996'494. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organisations hosted by IUCN.
APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement 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). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/


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