Media and Communications Manager

Vacancy Announcement

Deloitte Consulting LLP (“Deloitte”), implementing the USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness Activity (“Activity” or “IPS-C”) is looking for a qualified local professional to fill the position of

Media and Communications Manager

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Duration: Duration of the Activity.

Background:  The purpose of the USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness Activity (“Activity” or “IPS-C”) is to remove constraints and build the competitiveness of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam, including those employing, owned or led by women and vulnerable populations. With this activity, USAID/Vietnam is supporting Vietnam’s competitiveness: vertically at the policy, market and firm level; and horizontally by working along the entire spectrum of enterprise growth models, from household businesses transforming into registered firms to small firms on the cusp of scaling up. The Activity is comprised of four inter-related objectives. Deloitte Consulting LLP (“Deloitte”) is implementing this Activity on behalf of USAID. The Agency for Enterprise Development of the Ministry of Planning and Investment is the Vietnam Government counterpart of IPS-C.

Position Objective, Generally Applicable Functions, and Specific Tasks

A.     Position Objective: The Media and Communications manager will be part of a Cross-Cutting team and will be responsible for leading and implementing day to day communications and outreach efforts for the IPS-C.

B.      General Functions of the Position. In coordination with the MEL Manager, events manager, and IPS-C management team, s/he will oversee all IPS-C communications, media and outreach activities. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage communications and outreach strategic planning related to program design, implementation, and management;
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the IPS-C Activity to create content for internal and external audiences, including:
    • Developing timely material to promote IPS-C activities for distribution on social media, website, newsletters, and other external modes of communication;
    • Implementing the IPS-C activity's social media strategy, including regularly updating Facebook, Twitter, and other accounts;
    • Providing research, analysis, drafting, and other support for thought leadership pieces (e.g., journal articles, op-eds, white papers) produced by the IPS-C activity leadership.
    • Developing project brochures, posters, workshop handouts.
    • Managing the translation of materials.
    • Managing the work of a media specialist.
  • Contribute to and manage the IPS-C activity's online presence, implementing regular and creative campaigns that are timed and synchronized according to particular events or activities;
  • Write bi-monthly bullets, monthly one-pagers and at least two monthly success stories for USAID in English, translated to Vietnamese for distribution in Vietnam;
  • Maintain photo library for use in communications, including photos taken across the IPS-C project;
  • Compile daily media monitoring email report shared with USAID/Vietnam and their implementing partners;
  • Develop an IPS-C quarterly newsletter highlighting activities, successes and upcoming events;
  • Maintain an IPS-C stakeholder engagement list to use for dissemination;
  • Monitor counterpart online communication metrics and compile reports for technical staff to use in developing strategic communication plans;
  • Track the IPS-C activity's online presence, including media mentions of the IPS-C Activity and activities and web and social media analytics;
  • Organize and manage IPS-C outreach events, including events related to specific activities and the overall project; and
  • Other duties as assigned to support IPS-C communications and outreach efforts.

C.      Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Years of Experience: 5 Years
  • Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Media, Public Relations or another relevant field
  • Professional fluency in English and Vietnamese required (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Attention to detail, ability to meet and beat deadlines, self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of communications software, Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience with managing web sites, Facebook accounts, client communications
  • Familiarity with media organizations, press releases, event and meeting photography and video editing
  • Prior experience with US Embassy, USAID or other US projects desired

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV with the Cover Letter in English to [email protected] by 18:00 on July 20, 2021. Please include three references at the bottom of your CV.

Note: In the subject line please indicate name of the position to which you are applying.

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Tue, 2021-07-20