Communications Coordinator

Mekong Institute
Vacancy – Communication Coordinator, Communication and
Knowledge Management Department, Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Mekong Institute

Mekong Institute (MI) is an intergovernmental organization owned and operated by the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries it serves, with a mission to provide capacity development services and products that enhance regional development, cooperation and integration. To respond to changes and evolving needs in the GMS, MI currently prioritizes the regional integration of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam workforces for more equitable and inclusive economic growth. Further, MI is expanding its traditional portfolio to position itself as a GMS-based knowledge-center of excellence with increased institutional capacity for policy research and other services related to economic integration and development disparities.

Communications Coordinator, Communications and Knowledge Management Department

We are seeking a Communications Coordinator for Communication and Knowledge Management (CKM) Department under the general direction of Director of CKM. The position is based at Mekong Institute, located on Khon Kaen University campus, Northeast Thailand. Khon Kaen, a growing city, is the commerce and political center of Northeastern Thailand and an important gateway to other GMS countries.

Main deliverables, responsibilities and tasks

Key deliverables

  • High quality communication materials and publications that are accurate, interesting and informative; and follows MI’s branding and graphic guidelines
  • Communication resources for all major MI events
  • Quality control of branding and creativity in communication outputs

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Write, proof-read and edit press releases, newsletters, speeches, and other MI publications and organizational documents
  • Oversee the management of MI social media pages and website
  • Manage the creative conceptualization of promotional materials such as brochures, booklets and exhibit materials
  • Coordinate production schedules and maintain relationships with graphic designers, printers and photographers
  • Assist in implementing MI’s branding and strategic marketing plans
  • Coordinate the CKM Department’s work plan and flow and perform necessary project management tasks including preparing department budget, setting and monitoring annual department targets and indicators, etc.
  • Any other reasonable tasks required by immediate supervisor

Required qualifications, skills and experience


  • Master’s degree in communication, journalism, media and public relations, or other relevant fields
  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of content development for various audiences
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proven ability in the use of high-level English in both written and spoken form
  • Knowledge of graphic design, social media management, and communications planning and production
  • Proven ability to work in a team and to coordinate with others
  • Proficient user of all Microsoft Office applications and relevant production software and applications
  • Experience in project management and/or leading a team
  • Willing to live and work in Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Willing to travel within the GMS if required


  • Knowledge of multi-media design and production and organizational or corporate communications
  • Knowledge of GMS and development issues
  • Skills in any of the GMS country languages

If you have the skills and experience to exceed in this position, and are passionate about equitable and inclusive economic growth in GMS, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by June 10, 2019, titled ‘Communications Coordinator’. Please note that only applications successful in progressing to the next stage will be responded to.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Mekong Institute
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2019-06-10