Senior Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Officer

AFAP Vietnam

Senior Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Established in 1968 as The Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific Limited (AFAP), our organisation has recently adopted a new name – Action on Poverty (AOP). AOP is a fully-accredited, secular Australian organisation that empowers local changemakers to break the cycle of entrenched poverty in their communities. For nearly 50 years, AOP has successfully worked with local partners to implement cost-effective development programs in 20 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

AFAP Vietnam is the representative office of AOP. AFAP Vietnam has been working with poor communities in 9 provinces across the country since 1989 and became registered in Vietnam in 1996. Our program focuses on improving health, income generation, good governance, social monitoring, food security and resilience to the effects of climate change. AFAP has developed a solid reputation as a principled, innovative, and pioneering NGO working with a wide spectrum of stakeholders ranging from policy makers and local authorities to civil society organisations (CSOs) and vulnerable communities.

We are seeking qualified candidates for a vacant position of Senior Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Officer, based in Vietnam Country Office in Hanoi.The purpose of this role is to implement Vietnam’s Fundraising and Communications Strategy and support the implementation of the Global Fundraising and Communications Strategy. The main objectives of these strategies are to increase and diversify incomes through fundraising, and increase awareness and community engagement.

Position:     Senior Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Type of contract:    Full-time fixed-term contract

Work location:     Hanoi office with travels to the fields and global office in Sydney

Reports to:    Vietnam Country Director (50%) and Sydney-based Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Manager (50%)

Salary:     Negotiable based on qualifications and experience



  1. Strategy Development and Implementation:

  • Manage the implementation and review of Communications and Fundraising Strategy, strategy evaluation and development;

  • Management of direct reports and coordinate regular team meetings;

  • Management of communications collateral and channels.

  1. Communications and Fundraising:

  • Coordinate direct marketing and fundraising campaigns; media and event management;

  • Management and performance analysis of Vietnam section of website, manage Google Ads accounts;

  • Assist Sydney office to create the annual report; produce newsletters and social media posts; develop promotional and marketing assets;

  • Coordinate grant proposals between Sydney and Vietnam office; liaise with program team to source information for fundraising opportunities;

  • Establish strategic partnerships with corporates and other institutions;

  • Report on effectiveness of communications and fundraising methods;

  • Proactively seek new forms of income for the organisation;

  • Ensure all communications materials adhere to Brand Guidelines;

  • Provide training to program staff and partners on effective communication.

  1. Networking and Advocacy:

  • Attend conferences and seminars in Vietnam or internationally;

  • Represent AFAP at industry forums and act as guest speaker when required;

  • Attend network meetings in Hanoi;

  • Contribute to advocacy and public awareness events/campaigns.



  • Relevant Degree and/or equivalent professional qualification, preferably in communications, journalism or marketing;

  • Master degree is preferable.

Work experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in marketing, fundraising, or corporate liaison and institutional networking for donors;

  • Practical work experience with INGOs is preferable.

Technical knowledge/skills

  • Experience in planning and leading effective fundraising campaigns;

  • Experience in writing successful grant proposals;

  • Exceptional writing skills and a passion for good writing;

  • Excellent relationship skills; ability to manage and nurture relationships both internally and externally;

  • Experience in media liaison, with a good network of media contacts in Vietnam;

  • Excellent public speaking skills;

  • Willing to travel to project sites on a regular basis;

  • Proficiency in using website content management systems such as Wordpress;

  • Proficiency in graphic design and photography is desirable;

  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point) and publishing software skills.


  • Fluent English and Vietnamese, both spoken and written.

For more information, please see the attached job description.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter in English with the subject line of:

“SCMFO Application – Your name” by 8th September 2017 to [email protected]

Candidate reviews will commence immediately upon publication of this announcement and will continue until suitable candidate has been identified. While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AOP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. All employees, volunteers and interns are required to comply with AOP Policies. In line with AOP’s Child Protection Policy, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a police check.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
AFAP Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2017-09-08