Communications Specialist (Part time or Full-time)

Terms of Reference

Position Title:    Communications Specialist (Part time or Full-time)
Location:    Hanoi
Period of Assignment:    One-year contract (with possibility for extension)
Reporting To:    Team Leader

Background:    With more than 30 years of experience, CowaterSogema is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe for clients such as DFID, DFAT Australia, the World Bank and Global Affairs Canada. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, economic and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018.

CowaterSogema is recruiting a Communications Specialist to support the Aus4Equality|Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) Program. The GREAT Program is a flagship initiative of the Australian aid program in Vietnam – it commenced in November 2017 until December 2021. The Program seeks to promote women’s economic empowerment in the ethnically diverse north-west region of Vietnam.

Statement of Duty:     The Communications Specialist is an integral part of the team to help support GREAT’s overall Program objectives. This includes developing and implementing the annual Communications Plan, maintaining a quarterly editorial calendar and managing GREAT’s website and social media platforms.

The role will also involve working with media to generate positive coverage of the Program, preparing high quality communications material and capturing information from partners/stakeholders for knowledge products and communications activities.  In addition, the Communications Specialist will support networking events and ensure partners understand and conform with DFAT and GREAT branding guidelines.

Specific Duties:   

  • Develop an annual Communications Plan in consultation with the Senior Management Team. 
  • Maintain a quarterly editorial calendar to help strategically guide all communications.
  • Manage the Aus4Equality|GREAT website as well as the communications module on the Program’s Management Information System.
  • Actively create content and manage Aus4Equality|GREAT social media platforms. 
  • Support partners communications activities as required and ensure partners understand and conform with DFAT branding guidelines.
  • Produce a quarterly electronic newsletter to update stakeholders on the Program’s activities and achievements. 
  • Develop high quality communications material, including brochures, videos, project reports, case studies and factsheets.
  • Proactively engage and support media to generate positive coverage of the Program.
  • Capture information from partners/stakeholders for and communications activities.
  • Manage interactive joint-learning activities, networking events and thematic workshops as required.

Required Qualifications:    

  • A minimum of 5 years directly relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of marketing and communications and principles.
  • Experience using graphic design software such as InDesign.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Vietnamese and English.
  • Experience in establishing and managing relations with media.
  • Experience managing social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
  • Ability to manage multiple demands and prioritise tasks, work effectively and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, and support other team members as needed.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment to learning, and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • University degree in Communications, Journalism or a related field.
  • An understanding of gender and women’s economic empowerment is an advantage.

Interested candidates are invited to send application to [email protected]. Please indicate the Job title in the subject line.

Application should include:

  • A cover letter including a response to each of the selection criteria
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details of 03 referees

Deadline of submission: 5pm, 10 April 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Aus4Equality|GREAT Program
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2019-04-10