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Lowongan Regional Communication Officer - Timika, Papua

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Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Regional Communication Officer – Timika, Papua based on our USAID Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support Project (USAID IFACS).

USAID IFACS seeks to reduce the threats of deforestation and climate change, and help the Government of Indonesia (GOI) conserve the country’s tropical forests, wildlife, and ecosystem processes (including carbon sequestration).

This project integrated outreach and communications strategy to stimulate stakeholder awareness of and support for improved services and practices necessary to achieve overall program goals and objectives. The strategy is using baseline survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) to provide the baseline for developing campaigns, communication activities and allow for measurement of progress over time also to verify project deliverable.
 
JOB SUMMARY:
S/he has to be a creative and enthusiast person which will responsible for the overall implementation of USAID IFACS activities in her/his designated region, including one or more landscapes, in the area of community engagement and development in support other components of the project.  S/he will foster strong support to delivery USAID IFACS project vision, communication strategy, ensuring the disseminate of consistence key message to all target audience and managing media activity to increase the positive opinion of the project to all of USAID IFACS partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries. S/he will report to the Regional Manager and receive technical advice from the Jakarta based Communication & Public Outreach Specialist.
 
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
  • Together with the Jakarta based Communication & Public Outreach Specialist in developing media communications, messages and materials that are appropriate for reaching community and local government audiences at target sites; 
  • Deliver and manage USAID IFACS communication materials and activities (educational, outreach, campaigns, events, exhibitions etc.);
  • Support and provides capacity building for Multi Stakeholder Forum to implement communication strategy and activities at designated landscape;
  • Assure cohesive and consistent communication and dialogue of USAID IFACS visions with regional staff, communities and other key regional stakeholders including GOI officials, NGOs, universities, private sector players, and other donors.
QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS):              
  • University degree in relevant subject matter such as communication, publication or public relation; 
  • 4 years or more experience working in similar roles either for the private sector, media outlet, NGO/INGO or donor projects background;
  • In depth knowledge of the assigned region/landscape;
  • Understanding of climate change issues is preferred;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Understanding of communication strategy development and implementation is preferred;
  • Understanding or experience in journalism or community journalism is preferred;
  • Understanding of media management and have strong media network at the assigned landscape;
  • Native fluency in spoken and written Indonesian; 
  • Professional competency in spoken and written English;
  • Enthusiastic, fast learner; 
  • Strong coordination and team playing skills; 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; 
  • Ability to engage in activities occurring in multiple field sites with multiple stakeholders across Indonesia; 
  • Willingness to travel extensively in Indonesia.
Please submit your recent CV as of 13 October, 2013 (the latest) with subject Regional Communication Officer – Timika, Papua based to: [email protected]
 
Tetra Tech ARD is an equal opportunity employer.


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