Communications Officer


JOB TITLE: Communications Officer  


Contract type:          Local, fulltime (100% FTE)
Contract duration:    1 year (extension to be based on performance and availability of funds)
Location:                  Ha Noi or HCMC


IRD VN is a locally registered social enterprise in Viet Nam.  IRD VN is a young, dynamic and growing organization.  Though we started in 2016, we now have over 30 office-based staff working across five cities in Viet Nam. IRD VN works in close collaboration with the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control, the National TB Control Program, Provincial CDCs and TB Programs, and other in-country partners to implement projects funded by USAID, the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), UNITAID and Otsuka.

In collaboration with US CDC, IRD VN is helping promote progress towards sustained HIV epidemic control by bridging current gaps in private sector engagement, linking Viet Nam’s HIV and public health system, and infusing a Clinical Business Intelligence (CBI) approach with HIV program stakeholders. The project objectives have been designed in alignment with key requirements for HIV program services as well as cross-program areas (CPA) including Strategic Information (SI) and TB/HIV in seven focus provinces (Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh, Binh Duong, Long An) of Viet Nam. We will catalyze the expansion of client access and uptake to high-quality HIV services in private and community care settings through a Private Provider & Community Support Agency model. For more information about IRD VN, please visit

Our organization is growing quickly and we are searching for 01 highly qualified, independent, experienced and motivated Communication Officer in Ha Noi or HCMC.


Content Collection, Production, and Publication (in English and Vietnamese as needed)

  • Draft, review, edit, design, and disseminate project updates, advertising materials, briefing materials, success stories, brochures, press releases, fact sheets, handouts, presentations, and other published materials.
  • Regularly update the public IRD VN website and ensure consistency in content.
  • Draft, edit, schedule, and publish social media content, including written messages and visual assets such as photography, videos, GIFs, and graphics, on IRD VN’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.
  • Compile and caption videos to highlight program successes using clips, images, and voiceovers. 
  • Regularly contribute information, news, or stories about IRD VN programs to donor online newsletters, blogs, websites, and outreach activities or campaigns.
  • Contribute to IRD VN’s quarterly narrative reporting to international and domestic donors.
  • Travel to the field to identify and capture success stories, photos, and videos for publication when feasible.
  • Draft public statements prepared for IRD VN to ensure quality, accuracy, consistency, and appropriateness of messaging. 

Media and Public Relations

  • Provide IRD VN leadership with press and media relations support. Includes developing and editing speeches, press releases, op-eds, briefing checklists (BCLs) and public statements.
  • Evaluate the quality and appropriateness of messaging and presentation for target audiences as well as consistency with donor communications priorities, key messages, and branding.
  • Coordinate various targeted media and public relations activities specifically designed to share information about IRD VN’s programs to audiences in Vietnam.
  • Serve as the principal IRD VN contact for representatives of the local and international media to promote story ideas and feature stories on donor programs.
    • Develop and maintain contacts with journalists from media outlets.
    • Expand opportunities to keep the media abreast of IRD VN’s programs.
    • This may include arranging interviews, press briefings, and site visits.

Event Planning and Execution

  • Manage event planning and management from start to finish, including follow-up information dissemination.
  • Plan and coordinate site visit logistics, conference participation, field travel, and media availability as necessary and accompany VIPs and donors.
  • Serve as site officer, media officer, or occasionally control officer as requested.

Strategic Communications Planning and Implementation

  • Develop, implement, and adapt a communications and outreach strategy for IRD VN to increase understanding of and support for our programs among internal and external target audiences.
  • Provide guidance, training, and advice to IRD VN’s implementing partners on donor branding guidelines and communications strategies, and foreign assistance priorities.
  • Serve as IRD VN’s subject matter expert on USAID and CDC’s branding and marking guidelines. Oversee and ensure consistency of all materials.
  • Evaluate the success of communications activities and materials by monitoring press coverage, reporting on social media metrics, and collecting feedback on events and other activities.
  • Manage digital and physical communications, including online files and promotional items.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Fluent in Vietnamese and English
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity and comfort with using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with video editing software is preferred
  • Flexibility across a range of field- and office-related tasks
  • Good attitude, self-motivated, and ability to work well as an individual and in teams
  • Highly motivated, willing to learn, service-oriented, attention to detail and able to work under high pressure and within a limited time frame


  • A cover letter written in English
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • At least two employment references (Name, Phone Number, Email Address)


  • By e-mail to [email protected]
  • Subject ‘Application for Communication Officer in HN/HCMC’
  • No later than 24 August 2022

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits will be included in the compensation package. All applications will be carefully considered, but only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this means your application was unsuccessful.

IRD VN is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2022-08-24