The Communications Officer will provide substantive knowledge management and communications related support to APTN and its staff based in Bangkok. The Communications Officer will actively coordinate knowledge sharing amongst APTN and its partners and donors, support development of knowledge products and provide strategic communications support for grant activities and major events and campaigns. The Communications Officer will report to and work closely with the APTN Programme Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Communications Officer will undertake the following tasks:
•Develop and implement a Communications Strategy for APTN
•Develop and disseminate APTN knowledge products (quarterlye-newsletter, press releases, reports, flyers, posters, event-brandedmaterials etc.) as required
•Provide coordination assistance and strategic support to APTN campaigns
•Provide communications and knowledge management support to APTN and partners as needed, supporting advocacy with the media, public, UN agencies and partners and provide substantive support in the development of related knowledge products and reports
•Coordinate communication channels with UN partners;
•Provide strategic communications support for grant activities, major events and campaigns
•Website and Social Media:
–Monitor and update APTN Social Media accounts with the intention of increasing APTNs voice, reach, likes and followers across social media platforms
–Ensure APTN website is well maintained and up to date
–Produce a quarterly and annual update on communications, including an analysis of Social Media Activity
•Liaising with APTN country partners and staff to ensure effective coordination of communications and provide technical assistance to partners on communications issues
•Respond to queries from partners, media and colleagues in the transgender community on gender recognition and human rights issues when assigned by the Programme Manager;
•Providing administrative support to the APTN Programme Manager as required;
•Carrying out any other duties as required
Required Skills and Experience
Education: University degree and/or equivalent experience in Communications, Media, Web Development, Social or Political Sciences or other relevant field
•Minimum of 2 years of work experience in the communications and/or media;
•Documented experience working with transgender organizations and/or related issues on human rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identify (SOGI) issues and challenges faced by the transgender community;
•Proven experience in maintaining websites and developing e-newsletters;
•Proven experience in coordinating with various stakeholders and production of communications materials and products and their dissemination
•Experience of working with community based organisations is highly preferred;
•Engagement with UN, and other international rights organizations on human rights issues will be an asset;
•Proficiency in written, verbal, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills;
•Excellent computer skills, including experience managing websites and use of web based content management systems ;
•Proficiency with social media.
•Proven experience in producing the page layout and design of materials such as reports, posters, newsletters, etc would be considered a strong asset
Language Requirement: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
Transgender women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.