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Communications Assistant (PART TIME position)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

HelpAge International Asia Pacific Regional Office is currently seeking a qualified candidate to support our work in Asia Pacific region.

 

Position:                                            Communications Assistant (PART TIME position)

Work base:                                        Asia Regional Office in Chiang Mai

Working days:                                   3 working days per week (negotiable on the preferred days)

Contract length:                               1 year-contract (with possible extension)

Application closing date:               19 January 2020

Starting date:                                    March 2020

Salary scale:                                       20,000-30,000 THB per month (pro rata) negotiable and depending on experience

Condition:                                          This position is opened for Thai nationals only

 

Background:

HelpAge International has a vision of a world in which all older people fulfil their potential to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. HelpAge is a global network striving for the rights of disadvantaged older people to economic and physical security; healthcare and social services; and support in their caregiving role across the generations. HelpAge has four hubs globally, working with more than 180 network members in 95 countries.

 

Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) for HelpAge International is located in Chiang Mai. The office supports the regional Network on Ageing in its work to build understanding and commitments to respond to the challenges and opportunities that rapid population ageing creates.

 

The regional office works to influence government policy development and implementation in relation to community based care, older peoples’ organisations, social pensions, disaster risk reduction, and the economics of ageing.

 

The regional office is also working with local partners and experts in Asia region to implement multi-country projects focusing on strengthening the ageing network, country based advocacy, community driven development and technical assistance on ageing related issues in the region.

 

Our Values:

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:

 

Inclusive -            We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality

Impact -                We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the centre of everything we do.

Partners -            We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.

Learning -            We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

 

Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviours that demonstrate and support them.

 

Job purpose:

The Communications Assistant will be responsible for raising awareness and visibility of HelpAge and its network on ageing issues in the region, including designing and implementing strategies to build the profile of the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) and promote its work in particularly multi-country project on non-communicable diseases. This will include both traditional media, and social and online media, at national, regional and international level. This role will also support network members on advocacy, communications and campaigns.

 

Key Responsibilities:

The Communications Assistant will make an integral contribution to the HelpAge network and APRO office. S/he will work with Regional Head of Network Development and Communications together with Communications Officer to create an annual work plan based on regional and country priorities.

 

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Promoting regular and focused coverage of HelpAge activities in regional media, and cultivating relationships with relevant reporters and journalists; pitching stories as appropriate; drafting/writing press releases, responding to press enquiries, and other necessary media content
  • Collecting media coverage relevant to ageing issues which reflecting works of HelpAge and HelpAge network members in the region
  • Preparing weekly media round-up and sharing it with regional team (news and events)
  • Maintaining and managing regional media database with key media contacts
  • Organising and supporting media visits to regional and country offices, and coordinating interviews with relevant team members to showcase HelpAge expertise   
  • Planning, developing and implementing public relations/social media strategies for key events and campaigns
  • Developing a community of followers within social media networks (Facebook and Twitter) and maintaining these communications channels for the regional office
  • Developing and maintaining a catalogue of stories from the field and HelpAge research findings, in collaboration with the programme team and country offices, for use in public communications, including field visits to harvest new stories as appropriate
  • Coordinating with campaign partners in the region to provide necessary support on campaigns with regional focused  
  • Collecting and collating existing data relating to population ageing and developing online and offline data visualisation folder
  • Manage office’s photo library
  • Other duties as assigned by Head of Network Development and Communications and the Senior Management Team

 

Person Specification

The post holder will require the following competencies, skills and experience:

 

Essential:

  • Thai national
  • Experience working with media, pitching stories and writing press releases
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and their audiences, and the strategic use  of social media for public relations and brand visibility
  • Experience planning, writing and editing content for social media
  • Must be a creative, willing to learn and enthusiastic team player
  • Good written and spoken English
  • A commitment towards the following; working to HelpAge values, equal opportunities, respect and dignity, health and safety and data protection

 

Desirable:

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, must have good interpersonal skills
  • Experience in public health and social development is a plus
  • Skill in photography and simple video production is a plus

 

How to apply:

Please submit your application document consists of:

  • A covering letter
  • An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer
  • Send by email to hr@helpageasia.org within 19 January 2020

 

Equal Opportunities:

HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We encourage and facilitate a flexible working environment.

 

Safeguarding:

Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

 

With a view to minimising our administration costs we are unfortunately only able to contact again those candidates that have been shortlisted for interview.

Contact : hr@helpageasia.org


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