The Center for Public Policy Transformation Job Vacancy: Communication Officer for SINERGI Project, Semarang

Project Description
Transformasi is implementing 15 months SINERGI project through a consortium together with Rajawali Foundation and Education Development Center (EDC). SINERGI is under KUNCI Initiative implemented by DAI and supported by USAID. The purpose of KUNCI project is to promote more inclusive economic growth by improving access to workforce and entrepreneurial skills for poor and vulnerable youth. The ultimate goal of this project is to connect 200,000 poor and vulnerable young Indonesians with learning and livelihood opportunities.

The goal of SINERGI project is to develop a better match between the job skills of poor and vulnerable youth and local labor market demand, through enhanced multi-stakeholder coordination and smarter policies. SINERGI will be implemented under two phase, the pilot period for 15 months in Central Java and the implementation period for the next 3.5 years (subject for USAID approval). The goal of the project is achieved through successful implementation of the following three Intermediate Results (IR):
  • Improved national level inclusive workforce policy environment through knowledge sharing among government and private sector actors;
  • Improved provincial level inclusive workforce coordination among government, training providers, youth and private sector;
  • Improved vocational training that equips poor and vulnerable youth with relevant work skills.
Transformasi is seeking a Communication Officer responsible to develop communication and campaign materials, disseminate it to local audience and engage local media. The position will report to Provincial Coordinator with close coordination with Communication and Campaign Specialist and his/her main task is to implement the overall communication and campaign activities at the provincial and district level according to communication and campaign strategy developed by the headquarters staff.

Communication Officer will report to Provincial Coordinator.

Duties and responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities
  • Organize communication and campaign activities at the provincial and district level including press conference, media gathering, media interview, media visit, TV/radio talk show, etc, referring to the communication and campaign strategy created by communication and campaign specialist.
  • Develop communication message and news products (news article, press release, news flash, opinion-editorial, photo, and video) containing strong news value for public and media consumption.
  • Support Communication and Campaign Specialist to develop and distribute other communication material such as leaflet, brochure, banner, poster, to be distributed to PYSC members and other stakeholders at the local level.
  • Maintain relations with local media in Central Java and targeted districts to raise their awareness and interest to cover the project message.
  • Maintain relationship with public relations from local government and private sectors at the provincial, district or city level to support the project objectives and delivery.
  • Liaise with local interviewees/spoke persons from government and non-government sectors.
  • Conduct media monitoring at the targeted provincial and districts to be reported to communication and campaign specialist.
  • In coordination with Technical Officer, conduct campaign activities targeting P & V Youth at targeted districts/cities, which this include radio talk show, human interest stories, etc.
  • Develop weekly article to be posted on organization’s website and social media official account based on information and data generated from project activities, documents, interview and field observation.
  • Develop communication and media report regularly to Provincial Coordinator copied to Communication and Campaign Specialist.
  • Propose communication and campaign activities and budget to Provincial Coordinator.
Desired Qualifications and Skill
  • Bachelor degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism or other relevant studies.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience working in the field of communication and media.
  • Experience working as communication person in INGO, public relations or journalist is preferable.
  • Excellent journalistic skill from determining news angle, interviewing, writing and editing according to journalistic standard.
  • Technical skill in photography and videography.
  • Strong network with local media (printed and electronic) in Central Java and targeted district/city.
  • Experience in conducting media monitoring.
  • Highly creative and strong sense in visual communication.
  • Experience in arranging media event such as press conference, media workshop, journalist visit, media road show, etc.
  • Goon commend in written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Fully capable to work individually with minimum supervision.
  • Willing to learn new issues related to the projects.
  • Willing to travel to district/city within Central Java.
  • Computer literate on MS Office, with professional email writing experience.
  • Familiar with using camera, video camera, and relevant application and software for picture and film editing are an advantage.
  • Based in Semarang.
Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your curriculum vitae on 12th June 2017 at the latest to:

Human Resources Department

Please indicate on the subject heading: Communication Officer

Only short listed candidates will be notified