Communications Officer

SNV Vietnam is looking for a COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Full-time employment contract)

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

SNV Vietnam is seeking a highly qualified national candidate to fill the position of Communications Officer for its programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop key promotional messages and communications activities to support project implementation in consultation with project teams
  • Provide technical advice and support to project managers/team leaders in planning and developing of relevant information and communications products
  • Maintain and monitor contact with media and coordinate response to media requests
  • Responsible for promoting SNV image and branding externally
  • Ensure compliance of project activities with project communication strategies by following donor and SNV guidelines and project work plan of each specific project
  • Assist in conducting awareness raising campaigns, events, and information dissemination workshops
  • Regularly maintain and update SNV Vietnam website, social media, and corporate newsletter with project information, results, events and stories
  • Undertake occasional field visits to capture project photos, videos and testimonials
  • Support drafting of brochures, capability statements, presentations, press releases, case studies, and other marketing materials in both English and Vietnamese
  • Support the development of audio-visual presentations
  • Ensure effective knowledge management for all key project files

Candidate profile

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Foreign Language or other relevant degree
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience in designing and executing communication activities, preferably in development programmes and/or with an international organisation
  • Knowledge of and experience with media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
  • Ability to propose and lead the development of innovative communication materials for specific projects including consulting and collaborating with project managers for project needs, writing, designing and overseeing the communication production process for successful delivery
  • Ability to take high  quality photos of  events (workshops, meetings) and at project sites for technical purposes
  • Strong ability with Microsoft Office required; Experience with design software as well as SharePoint 365, photoshop and InDesign;
  • Strong background in use of social media
  • Experience with communication/ creative agencies/ vendors will be added advantage 
  • Ability to work in a team and respond to  tight deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment across multiple projects 
  • Successful candidate must be proactive, takes initiative, demonstrates good problem solving skills, and takes a creative approach to communications.
  • Very good command of English and Vietnamese (both verbal and written)
  • Interested applicants are asked to send samples of written & visual communication products that they have developed, designed and/or produced in both English and Vietnamese. The cover letter should explain how their qualification and experience meets the job requirements, and provide 2-3 referees of program/project managers that they have worked with.

Contract Duration:

1 year contract with the option of extension based on performance and budget availability.

Reporting: the position will report to Business Development Coordinator

Desired start date:  as soon as possible.

How to apply?

Please send your application letter and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to [email protected] by 29th March 2017, 5:00 P.M. Hanoi time.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2017-03-29