Communication Officer

Early application is strongly encouraged. 

Job title

Communication Officer: 01 position (Part - time, 400 man-day in 4 years) From 3/2021 to 2/2025

Company name

Mekong Economics Ltd is an economic consulting firm active in Myanmar, Vietnam, and some other Southeast Asian countries. We have offices in Vietnam, Myanmar. Our core expertise focuses on Monitoring and Evaluation, Impact Assessment, Survey, Economic Research, Market Assessment etc. Further information about our firm can be found here on our website:

Work location

9B Yen The Lane, Nguyen Thai Hoc str, Dong Da, Hanoi

Job Description

Mekong Economics (MKE) is bidding for a donor-funded project, which lasts for 8.5 years (from 2/2021 to 8/2029). MKE now is looking for a suitable expert to join us as a Communication Officer.

The Communication Officer shall design and implement the external communication strategy of Facility under the supervision of the Facility coordinator and donor Regional office. Communication and visibility activities shall be in line with the contractual obligations of donor in the framework of the EU Delegation Agreement, as well as donor’s requirements.

The Communication Officer will liaise on a regular basis with various departments of donor, including (but not limited to): agriculture, city, water and sanitation, etc. He/she will also liaise on a regular basis with the donor’s regional communication officer.

The communication Officer will be supported by other experts (videographer and photographer) with the limit of 8.5 man days per year

The Communication Officer will handle the following responsibilities and tasks:

  1. Elaborate and execute an effective Communication Outreach and Visibility Strategy and Action plan
  • Elaborate and update the Communication and Visibility Plan for the Action (appendix 3), in close coordination with donor TTL for facility, donor team in Hanoi and donor Regional Office;
  • Ensure the general implementation and follow-up of the Communication and Visibility Action Plan validated by donor and EUD;
  • Ensure compliance with donor’s contractual obligations on Communication Outreach and Visibility within the framework of the EU Delegation Agreement;
  • Liaise with the different Communication Focal Points of the PMUs implementing investment projects funded by facility (C2/C3) to ensure overall coherence of the Communications Actions;
  • Liaise with all the stakeholders involved in facility implementation to ensure their good information and participation to the program.
  1. Create, disseminate and edit communications content and ensure Visibility of facility Programme
  • In close collaboration with the PMUs implementing investment projects funded by facility (C2/C3), produce photographic content on facility, such as photo reports, portraits, documentation of the situation and its evolution
  • In close collaboration with the PMUs implementing investment projects funded by facility (C2/C3), produce audio-visual content on facility, such as a short film to present the objectives of the Action, story-telling of people involved in the execution of the work and beneficiaries of the Programme;
  • Develop online and social media presence (Facebook page, Zalo business page and eventually Instagram account) of facility; webpages dedicated to the action will be integrated into donor’s website. The Action shall also be mentioned on the EU Websites.
  • In close collaboration with the PMUs implementing investment projects funded by facility (C2/C3), design awareness-raising campaign on facility for different audiences (both local and international)
  1. Design, supervise and assist in the organisation of Facility-related events
  • Elaborate Facility-related event, such as kick-off and closing events, in close coordination with facility coordinator, donor Hanoi Office and donor regional Office
  • Support the PMUs implementing investment projects funded by facility (C2/C3) to elaborate project-related events ;
  • Support facility coordinator in the organization of knowledge sharing event;
  • Coordinate with European partners on joint events when needed;
  1. Establish and maintain relationships with the press and the public
  • Ensure press is regularly informed on the progress of the Action through invitations to events, press conference, field trips and press releases
  • Respond to inquiries from the public and the media and arrange interviews, in close coordination with facility coordinator and the donor Hanoi Office
  • Maintain records of media coverage (media data base)
  1. Elaborate and monitor communications budget for the overall Action
  • Follow-up on budget allocation
  • Collect and process invoices from external service providers
  • Execute disbursement procedures according to DONOR rules
  • Ensure compliance with donor’s and EU’s guidelines on procurement procedures and plans
  1. Reporting on Visibility & Communication
  • Fully contribute, under the Facility coordinator supervision, to the preparation of the periodic report due by donor to EU delegation.

Assignment duration: 400 man-day for 4 years (starting in March 2021 – Feb 2025)

Required Skills/Experience

Education and experience

  • University degree (preferably in the areas of communication; journalism or management)
  • At least 5 years of experience as Communication Officer (or equivalent position) in donor-funded projects, including at least 2 projects taking into account gender issues in their approach;
  • Strong interest in working in a comprehensive program involving different stakeholders
  • Experience of communication for EU or development projects would be a strong asset
  • Knowledge in natural water resources management in Vietnam and the key institutions, or experience working on communication with these institutions, would be a distinct advantage


  • Native Vietnamese and fluent English - Knowledge of French is an asset
  • Proficiency in design and publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop), in Microsoft Office, in content management systems and social media platforms; knowledge of video editing software (Premiere pro or Final cut) would be an asset
  • Experience in press relations and knowledge of the Vietnamese media ecosystem
  • Experience in events organization
  • Excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation, dedication and punctuality
  • Ability to liaise with various counterparts and stakeholders
  • Ability to think creatively, to manage many tasks simultaneously, to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, if necessary

Interested applicants should send a soft copy of a detailed Curriculum Vitae to Mekong Economics via email [email protected] .The Candidate can also contact MKE for any clarification regarding this vacancy by sending email to [email protected] (cc: [email protected]) . Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Monthly Salary and Bonus Range:

To be discussed at the Interview


3rd March 2021

Please state “Application for Communication Officer – Mekong Economics” in the subject email.  


(+84 24) 3759 0009


(+84 24) 3747 5959


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Mekong Economics
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2021-03-03