TITLE: Communications & Media Director, USAID Mekong Safeguards
CONTRACT TERM: Through August 2023 initially, with the possibility of extension
Location: Bangkok, Thailand preferred; Asia Pacific-based international a possibility.
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The Asia Foundation’s Thailand Office is seeking qualified, talented applicants for Communications & Media Director of USAID Mekong Safeguards.
The Communications & Media Director will jointly lead USAID Mekong Safeguards, a Program under a unique strategic regional collaboration initiative between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) reporting to the Chief of Party of USAID Mekong Safeguards.
USAID Mekong Safeguards is a five-year project working with major banks, governments, and developers in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar on large energy and transportation infrastructure investments to strengthen environmental and social standards and adopt clean technologies in Southeast Asia’s Lower Mekong sub-Region. The program is an exciting opportunity to support new and improved ways governments, financiers, developers, and CSO’s can invest and build sustainable energy and transportation infrastructure. Through the USAID-DFAT collaboration, the size of the Program is $10.6 million.
The Communications & Media Director is a vital programmatic role for a creative technical. The Director will lead communications activities, media product creation, filming and interviewing, branding and marketing, social media outreach, public relations, and events. As COVID19 has moved USAID’s development activities into the virtual space, programmatic mastery in the communications sphere is paramount. While the Communications & Media Director will participate in operationalizing and streamlining all routine communications activities, including drafting and proofing client-facing and public-facing document, the candidate must be proactive in producing digital, video and social media content. The program needs an ambitiously creative and experienced professional who is able to create visually stunning and provocative, popular content that is in line with USAID Mekong Safeguard’s mission. The candidate must be able to hatch and execute excellent creative ideas, and bring a new voice to government content in the international development space.
Though based in Bangkok, there may be opportunities to travel to countries across the Greater Mekong Subregion, including China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Reporting & Supervision:
S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party, USAID Mekong Safeguards
Please send a cover letter specifying the position to which you are applying with your resume or CV by email to: email@example.com by June 13, 2021. (Only short-listed candidates will be notified).
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org