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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Job Title

Communication Officer

Department

Communication

Employment status

Full time

Number of Position

1

Location

Yangon, Myanmar

Travel

Up to 50%

Reports to

Communication Manager

 

Community Partners International (CPI) is a U.S. nonprofit organization working in partnership with conflict-affected, hard-to-reach and underserved communities in Southeast Asia to expand access to quality health services and generate the resources, local capacity and coordination necessary to meet their own health, learning, and development needs. CPI’s Asian headquarters are located in Yangon, Myanmar, and the organization maintains field offices throughout Myanmar.

 

CPI is seeking a qualified candidate to assist with the development of communications materials across various platforms for the USAID HIV/AIDS Flagship (UHF) Project. The Communication Officer will work closely with the Communication Manager to identify, collect and prepare compelling stories that effectively illustrate the scope and impact of the UHF Project. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to the communications strategy of a flagship HIV/AIDS project in Myanmar.

 

The UHF Project is scaling up HIV testing and treatment services for key populations, with special emphasis on increasing access to harm reduction services. The UHF Project is working with the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), international stakeholders and in-country partners to develop and implement innovative and cost-efficient systems that will increase linkage and access to HIV care.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Translate material between English and Myanmar for the Communication Manager as needed for various communications channels including the UHF Project section on CPI’s website and Facebook
  • Take engaging and creative photos at UHF Project activity sites in consultation with UHF partners and the Communication Manager
  • Regularly pitch, write and contribute stories in English for the UHF Project section on CPI’s website
  • Work closely with UHF Project partners and Communication Manager to identify compelling client-focused stories
  • Develop engaging posts for Facebook specific to UHF Project needs, and identify possible series or campaigns to increase audience engagement
  • Assist with the development of UHF Project communications materials such as donor reports, annual reports and fact sheets
  • Provide assistance to the Communication Manager as needed

 

Organization Representation

  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant media including newspapers and broadcast channels

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a communications-related position, with demonstrated ability to write, translate and edit communications materials
  • Advanced or native-level English and Burmese language skills; knowledge of Kachin languages is a plus
  • Excellent writing skills in both Burmese and English
  • Experienced with photography with a working knowledge of photo editing software such as Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of sensitivity, confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries of partners’ services
  • Basic knowledge or willingness to learn design software such as InDesign

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

All interested and qualified candidates are requested to send an Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae to:

Community Partners International

No. (126), Kabaraye Pagoda Road,

Sayar San Ward, Bahan Township,

Yangon.                                                               

Ph: 01-421 217

OR

Email: hr.ygn@cpintl.org

  • The closing date for application is 17:00pm, ( 17-Oct-2018 , Wednesday ), Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Please clearly mention the Position and Location you are applying for in the email Subject Line.
  • CPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability.
  • Candidates are required to declare in advance should there be any relative or family member currently employed in CPI. Failure to do so can lead to termination of the employment contract even after successful selection.
  • Because of the large volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Contract and position is contingent upon successful award of the project and final approval by the donor.

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