Position: Communications Officer - Mekong Institute

Deadline: August 31, 2021

Mekong Institution (MI) is an intergovernmental organization that contributes to regional cooperation and integration through capacity development, dialogue, and advocacy for the acceleration of sustainable socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Founded and represented by Cambodia, P.R. China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, MI’s strategies are aligned with the core tenets of the GMS Cooperation Program Strategic Framework 2030, ASEAN Economic Community, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

MI supports these frameworks through the implementation of projects across the areas of Agricultural Development and Commercialization, Trade and Investment Facilitation, and Sustainable Energy and Environment, while addressing issues of social inclusion and vulnerability, digital economy and innovation, and labor mobility to cement holistic and sustainable development impacts in the subregion and beyond.

POSITION

We are seeking a Communications Officer to support the Communication and Knowledge Management (CKM) Unit of the Greater Mekong Community Affairs (GMCA) Department. The position will be based at the MI Headquarters in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

MAIN DELIVERABLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TASKS
Key Deliverables

  • Produce high quality and accurate communication materials, products, and tools
  • Align project materials, products, and services with MI messaging and branding
  • Co-management of website, social media channels, and databases

 
Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Support the implementation of the MI Communication Strategy and Plan
  • Write and edit press releases, reports, speeches, brochures, terms of references, as well as other related documents and promotional materials
  • Develop  and  design  PowerPoint  presentations,  infographics,  brochures,  reports,  and collaterals, including videos
  • Provide inputs in the development of project and/or program proposals, concept notes, and resource mobilization materials
  • Co-manage  the  MI  website,  social  media  platforms,  and  databases,  which  include provision of write-ups and visual designs
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of media relations
  • Support the conceptualization and implementation of institutional activities, meetings, and events
  • Deliver other related tasks as requested by the Executive Director and CKM Unit Head


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, creative writing, English, or any other related field
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, and comprehension skills, with the ability to reframe complex technical concepts into accessible terms for the public
  • Strong knowledge and technique in graphic design
  • Proficient public speaking, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team and to coordinate with others
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office and design applications
  • Willingness to live and work in Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Willingness to travel within the GMS, when required


Desirable

  • At least three years of work experience in communications, ideally in an international setting
  • Video pre- and post-production skills are highly valued
  • Strong knowledge of GMS and development issues
  • Language proficiency in at least one GMS language is an asset


APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants who meet the requirements must email his/her CV and cover letter to  recruitment@mekonginstitute.org by August 31, 2021 under the subject heading “Communications Officer.”
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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