Communications Officer

Kathmandu/Pahichan – The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) advocates for the protection of the legal, social and human rights of transgender people as well as the enhancement of their social wellbeing and quality of life in the Asia-Pacific region.
APTN is seeking a Communications Officer to advance the reach and voice of APTN based on its core mission to improve the human rights and quality of life for transgender people in the Asia Pacific region.

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

Work Experience:

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.

To apply please submit CV to Joe Wong at [email protected] and Natt Kraipet at [email protected] by 21 September 2015.