Cowater Sogema Job Vacancy: Communications Specialist, Jakarta - Indonesian

Communications Specialist

With more than 30 years of experience, CowaterSogema is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe for clients such as DFID, DFAT Australia, the World Bank and Global Affairs Canada. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, economic and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018.

The Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development (CTIF) will support priority trade and investment related capacity building and policy reforms that have a high potential to reduce poverty in developing countries in the Asia Pacific. The CTIF is a demand-driven mechanism that will respond to local partners’ needs through implementation of mandates/projects.

The Communications Specialist will be contributing to developing project marketing materials and  writing content for the project website. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of success in the communications sector or related fields, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Preference will be given to those who also have some experience and skills in Graphic Design.

The Communications Specialist will report directly to the Project Manager. Her/his daily work will require that s/he also work closely with Sr. Communications Advisor/Knowledge Management Specialist and Website Manager/Graphic Designer. Key responsibilities of Local Communication Specialist will include:
  • To write website content and newsletters and other material to be posted on the project website;
  • To support the preparation of press releases, promotional material, and communications with beneficiaries, partners and project stakeholders;
  • To contribute to the development of Workplans and project progress reports through identification of priorities in communication/learning activities;
  • To assist the team with organizing project events; and
  • To anticipate and act upon any additional communication­ related needs as they arise.
The proposed individual should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field; a minimum of 5 years experience in communications field; excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; some knowledge in digital marketing tactics and social platforms; some skills and experience in Graphic Design (InDesign and Photoshop); excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively.

The  individual must have the following language proficiencies:

  • Oral = 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency 
  • Reading = 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency 
  • Writing = 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency
PROJECT’S SPECIFIC CONDITIONS:  based in Jakarta; LOE is 175 days throughout the life of project.

All applications are requested to send CV to topan.renyaan@cowatersogema.com as soon as possible with subject line Communications Specialist. Only short-listed candidate will be contacted and no telephone inquiries, please.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with CowaterSogema.