Coordinator of Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Sluitingsdatum
17-05-2017

Beschrijving van de vacature

Coordinator of Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Wetlands International has been working in Indonesia for more than 30 years, with very intensive works on sustainable use of wetlands in Indonesia, including policy, advocacy and communication works at site, sub-national, national and international level. In order to strengthen and ensure the effective policy, advocacy and communication works of Wetlands International in Indonesia to various levels of audiences, we are recruiting a position for Coordinator of Policy, Advocacy and Communication.

The overall purpose of the position is to raise Wetlands International Indonesia’s profile by developing and implementing a communication strategy on key themes with key target audiences. This strategy should be supported by a strong media component to build and manage relations with relevant media. S(he) will report to the Head of Programme and work closely with Management Team, Communication Team, Project Coordinators and Staff, and Communication Team of Wetlands International Head of Office in the Netherlands, and other global Wetlands International Offices. S(he) is also required to work with NGO Partners, Journalists and other media contacts, key target audiences and stakeholders.

 

 

Duty Station : Bogor, with potential frequent traveling to project sites.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

1.  Strategic development:

  • Develop a communication strategy for the organization, and include plans with the principal themes to focus on. Every plan should target key audiences in consultation with Management Team, Project Coordinator and (technical) staff, spokespersons and Communications Team of both Wetlands International Indonesia and Head Office, NL;
  • Support the inclusion of communications in project development, including budgeting;
  • Coordinate flow of knowledge and information from the field to the office for the development of impactful content and communications tools;
  • Generate impactful content for stories, press releases, videos, among others;
  • Coordinate the creation of materials: flyers, videos, infographics, pictures;
  • Coordinate the dissemination of communications tools and materials; 

 

2.  Media outreach:

  • Coordinate design and implementation of media plans in alignment with the communications, policy and advocacy Strategies;
  • Build and manage relations with relevant media;
  • Proactively look for media opportunities (articles, interviews, TV programs, press trips), create impactful content – visually and written - and pitch it to relevant media, respond to media requests and guide spokes persons;
  • In consultation with relevant Technical Staff, develop position papers on relevant topics for the organization and develop fundamental Q&A’s for the organization; e. Advice on reputational risks and messaging;
  • Develop and execute media strategies for key mobilizing moments (national, regional, or international conferences; international awareness and action days; major meetings), including use of print and digital materials, interactive events, or other creative approaches.

 

3.  Outreach at events:

  • Strategize and facilitate effective representation and public relations at meetings and events, and when relevant (co-)organise Wetlands International events;
  • Keep contact with key people that are essential for our successful outreach at events (press departments of events, key decision makers).

 

Qualifications and Experience

Profile:

The successful candidate is proactive, creative, results-oriented, optimistic and flexible, is an outgoing writer with relevant experience on media relationships and can transform scientific and technical content into effective messaging for different audiences.

 

Essential skills and experience

  • Advanced degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations or social sciences;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field communications;
  • A relevant media network;
  • Experience in writing for traditional media (TV, newspapers, magazines) and digital media (social networks, blogs, etc); Demonstrated experience in development of communications strategies and managing campaigns at a strategic level; Knowledge and experience in using analytics for decision-making
  • Demonstrated experience in the creation of impactful content
  • Experience with journalistic techniques, sensitivity for usage of text, language and images; web site content, reports and / or press releases and ability to communicate success stories in versatile formats;
  • Excellent writing skills in Bahasa Indonesia and in English;
  • Familiar with NGO working atmosphere is an advantage A true believe and passion for conserving and restoring our remaining wetlands around the world.

Desired skills and experience

  • InDesign and other publication softwares basic knowledge
  • Experience in a holistic communication approach
  • Experienced spokesperson

Apply to:

Wetlands International Indonesia, E-mail: admin@wetlands.or.id Application documents should reach the Wetlands International Indonesia by 17 May 2017 Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted Women and Men are equally encouraged to apply