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Communications Officer - Yangon


Communications Officer - Yangon Context The Communications Officer works to enhance content from Myanmar in English and Myanmar language. These tasks require interfacing with teams based in Naypyitaw and Yangon to gather information, prioritizing content, and staying ahead of news and events. The Communications Officer handles writing, editing and targeting dissemination for the promotion of the organization’s key issues, event and resources. Primary areas of focus are media, outreach, website and social media, as identified in International IDEA’s communications strategy. The Communications Officer provides support in accordance with the Unit’s needs and requirements.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvides communications and media support to the organization’s events.Writes and edits web articles, social media posts, press releases, newspaper stories, online content and other outreach content.Responds to media/press inquiries and pitches Op-Eds and stories to media for placement.Contributes to and regularly update the organization’s press lists.Regularly attends communications team meetings and select programme team meetings to stay well-informed about planned activities, upcoming events and campaigns. Proactively identifies key counterparts across programme teams to facilitate information sharing.Coordinates the timely content development of a quarterly newsletter with programme colleagues and manages an editorial calendar for the proposed content and themes.Creates content for news, online and presentations.Monitors and reports on impact and analytics. Generates monthly and quarterly analytics reports for all social media platforms and for the newsletter.General ProfileHas developed specialized skills or is multi-skilled developed through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience;Adds considerable value to team-based activities in his/her unit, and likely to act as an informal resource for colleagues; collaborates with other entities of the Institute as required;Follows internal procedures to ensure high standards of performance and compliance with Institutional guidelines; andIntegrates a gender and diversity perspective in all activities.Reporting LineHead of Myanmar ProgrammeFunctional KnowledgeExcellent communication and presentation skills, written and spoken.Proven experience in preparing and writing material for social media channels and a range of traditional media and for the web.Operational knowledge, skills and experienceIntegrates a results-based approach into his/her activities.Understands how the assigned duties relate to others in the team and how the team integrates with others throughout the organization.Uses knowledge of how the team integrates with others to accomplish team objectives.Excellent organizational and time-management skills, ability to handle confidential information and to work in a multicultural team.Able to meet deadlines and work in fast-paced environment.Ability to work both independently, with minimum supervision and in teams.Illustrates integrity, a collaborative spirit, a sense of achievement, and an understanding of risk management.LeadershipIs confident in offering solutions to problems in situations that are atypical or infrequently occurring based on practice and existing precedents or procedures.Problem SolvingExcellent interpersonal skills.Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area; evaluates and selects solutions from established options.Communication and Interpersonal SkillsLiaises regularly with all internal and external stakeholders involved in his/her projects.Acts in all assignments with personal energy and engagement.Education and ExperienceUniversity degree in communications, journalism, international relations or a related subject;3 years professional experience, which may include internships, with a focus on producing communications and online content preferably in an international context or organization;Graphic design skills;English and Myanmar: Fluent written and oral. Terms of ContractLocal Post. Fixed term appointment for six (6) monthsSalary: MMK 1 182 800 per monthPlease note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is only open to those legally authorized to live and work in Myanmar.Applying for this positionApplications should be submitted no later than 12 February 2017 . Please note that all applications must be made in English.International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.     Send application       Print

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  • Organization: IDEA - International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
  • Location: 13/03/2017
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-12

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