(ខ្មែរ) Job: Communication Officer

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Communications Officer

PositionCommunications Officer  (1 position)
Reports toPartnership and Communication Manager     
Coordinates withIT team, Editor-research team, Mapper team and other staffs
Job locationPhnom Penh
Contract typeFull-time
Salary rangeUSD 450 to USD 750 per month and plus other benefits

Job Summary

Open Development Cambodia manages an open data website (www.opendevcam.net), aggregating a wide range of economic, environmental and social data to build out a development portrait of Cambodia. Our organization is looking for a Communications Officer to work closely with the Partnership and Communication Manager to create and implement communications strategies that deliver our goals and activities to our target audience. Applicants should have a proven track record of experience in the communications sector or related fields, as well as great design and written and verbal communication skills.

Key responsibilities

Communication

  • Develop, support and promote ODC’s goals, including message development, social media content creation and media outreach.
  • Identify target audiences and create strategies to effectively engage them.
  • Provide inputs to develop, review and update all necessary communication systems and guidelines.
  • Help maintain ODC information systems, including contacts database, mailing lists, filing systems, etc.

– Communication materials

      • Develop and disseminate public relations and promotional materials including print/online copies of brochures, banners, event materials, business cards, t-shirts, and more.
      • Give inputs and editing help for branding materials for ODC including ODC colors, logo, mission statement, vision, standards of publications and guidelines, to ensure compliance with ODC branding guidelines.
      • Create artworks and produce videos that increase ODC and our projects’ visibility.
      • Ensure that the standard of digital promotional material content aligns with the organization’s identity and message, and assist with outreach activities as needed.

– Social media

      • Monitor all forms of media (including social media) and advise management on new developments that may be useful.
      • Implement ODC’s social media strategy, monitor trends and encourage options for use of new social media tools.

Other

  • Identify the stories, information (produced by ODC team and published on ODC website) and ODC citations in compelling ways for media to report on the works and achievements of ODC.
  • Help organize network workshops, seminars and meetings with NGO partners and government officials.
  • Represent ODC in meetings or workshops as requested.
  • Other tasks, if needed or assigned.

Key qualification

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations media or a related field.

Key requirements

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in communications strategy development.
  • Knowledge of digital marketing tactics, such as search engine optimization (SEO) and email marketing.
  • Proven track record on video production/editing, digital camera technology and its operation, design in various promotional formats, writing articles, storytelling etc.
  • Practical and strong computer skills in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Khmer Unicode typing, Photoshop, Outlook and video media programs.
  • Have good knowledge in digital communications and understanding the difference in communications for internal and external audiences.
  • Full command of English and excellent in Khmer.
  • Proof of strong writing, presentation and translation skills is a plus.
  • Experience of producing and disseminating communications products for targeted audiences and managing external and internal contributions while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Experience of writing funding proposals and donor reports to charitable trusts or official funders.
  • Familiarity with the civil society sector and networks, ideally on issues related to environment, economic and social development.
  • Professional experience editing short written outputs, such as articles or blogs.
  • Involvement in the development and implementation of communications strategies.
  • Strategic thinking about communications products and an ability to think critically about evolving opportunities to strengthen a project’s impact through improved communications initiatives.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to take the initiative and drive work forward under tight deadlines, and attention to detail to ensure outputs are of a very high quality.

Personality required

  • Be committed to promote and strengthen public awareness, capacity for analysis, better-informed dialogue and evidence-based decision-making.
  • Willing to represent ODC to the public, and participate in workshops, meetings and other events of partner organizations.
  • Willingness to respect ODC principles and code of conduct.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and being a team player.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively.
  • Have a passion and interest in research, technology and development issues.
  • Committed and flexible approach to work.
  • Good interpersonal attitude and open-minded.
  • Good communication skills and passionate for communication.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a small team.
  • Good self-management and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Be a Cambodian national.

Application Information

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV with at least two referees, by using the contact details below.

    • Deadline for submitting applications is on July 31st, 2020 at 12 midnight.
    • Email Subject of the application: ODC Communications Officer
    • Applications will be accepted by email ONLY: recruitment@opendevcam.net
    • Women are encouraged to apply.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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