JOB OFFER

Operations and Grants Manager
The Operations and Grants Manager ensures EngageMedia's administration, human resources, policies, planning, and grant management systems are organised to the highest standard. The position builds EngageMedia's operational infrastructure to ensure program work is dynamic, strategic and well executed.

The position may be based out of any major Southeast Asian capital (excluding Singapore), or Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we request that you apply as soon as possible, as we seek to fill the position immediately. Applications should be emailed to jobs@engagemedia.org with the title "Operations and Grants Manager".


Position aims

Grow the organisation's operational capacity and efficiency to best support it's programmatic activities
Manage relationships with funders
Provide sound and timely operations support to all program activities
Ensure a productive and well managed working environment for staff and consultants

Responsibilities

Finance and Grant Management

Lead grant management, including preparing necessary documentation for proposals and reporting
Work with project manager and finance staff to formulize budget proposal and oversee project budget allocation
Assist in the development and tracking of grant budgets
Authorise invoices and payments as necessary
Assist the Finance Manager to oversee and develop banking systems

Governance

Oversee the preparation reports to the board
Support the Director in managing and convening the board

Systems, Policies and Procedures

Coordinate the design, maintenance and implementation of policies and standard operating procedures
Ensure that personnel policies are adhered to in all employment practices
Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations
Oversee the organisation's intranet, knowledge and project management systems
Develop and maintain a series of templates (e.g. contractors, staff, MoUs, projects, programs, administration)
Oversee the development and execution of contracts and MoUs

Planning

Assist with scheduling and planning of the organisation's activities
Assist with and at times lead staff meeting scheduling and preparation

Human Resources

Lead human resource management, managing staff needs and performance
Coordinate staff performance reviews
Lead recruitment of new staff and consultants
Prepare staff and contractor contracts and position descriptions
Manage the induction and separation of staff
Lead staff professional development

Key Attributes

Minimum undergraduate university degree
5 years of experience in a senior management position in a media or non-profit organisation
Familiarity working in virtual workplaces with decentralised teams
Fluency in English. Working proficiency in at least one Southeast Asian language a strong advantage
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing operational systems
Results oriented with the ability to manage multiple activities and competing priorities
Proven team leadership in cross-cultural environments
Familiarity with foundation funding models, grant writing and reporting
Experience in working in the media and/or advocacy sectors
Familiarity working with a range of technologies for organisational and project management
Ability to perform well under pressure, with high attention to detail
Motivated and self-organised and active in taking initiative

Location and hours

The position is contracted at 5 days per week.
The position is based out of any major Southeast Asian capital, or Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Office hours are between 9am and 6pm, however it is expected the position will often outside these hours, given its critical role in organisational management.

To Apply

Send An application letter in English expressing your interest in the position (maximum 300 words)
Provide a current CV in English
Include two referees
Applications should be emailed to jobs@engagemedia.org with the title "Operations and Grant Manager". Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we request that you apply as soon as possible, as we seek to fill the position immediately.

All applications with be kept strictly confidential. Only short-listed applicants will be notified.

About EngageMedia

EngageMedia uses the power of video, the internet and open technologies to create social and environmental change. We harness old and new media to assist movements challenge social injustice and environmental damage, as well as to present solutions.

EngageMedia works with independent film-makers, video activists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for their vital messages and move people to action.

For a fuller view of EngageMedia's work please see our projects page and blog.

USAID Wildlife Asia
Job Opportunity: Technical Writer
USAID Wildlife Asia is looking for a Technical Writer to join our team. This is a full-time position and based in Bangkok Office. The post holder will report to Communications, Outreach and Learning Specialist.


ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Started in 2016, the USAID Wildlife Asia Activity seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation approach. Specifically, Wildlife Asia will (i) Reduce consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products in target areas; (ii) Strengthen regional law enforcement capacity and coordination; (iii) Increase commitment to addressing counter wildlife trafficking (CWT); and, (iv) Support the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia's (RDMA's) coordination of regional CWT stakeholders and efforts to strengthen the US Government (USG) inter-agency CWT initiatives. USAID Wildlife Asia is based in Bangkok, Thailand and the geographic scope includes all ASEAN countries, with a focus on the Lower Mekong (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia) and China. The species of primary interest are elephants (ivory), pangolins, rhinos (rhino horn), and Asian big cats. This activity is the first Task Order under the USAID/Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, and has an estimated value of $23 million for five years. More info visit www.usaidwildlifeasia.org

ROLE:
The Technical Writer will work on drafting and editing all USAID required reporting documents, including technical abstracts and documents, reports, communications outreach materials including storyboards, press releases, invitations as well as proofread, edit and provide clarity for all staff external outputs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Technical Writer shall be primarily responsible for carrying out the following activities:
• Provide technical writing and editorial review of all project materials in a quick, efficient manner (program briefs, reporting requirements, conference documents, technical abstracts and materials, presentations, journal articles, technical reports and public information materials)
• Check that all project materials are responsive/compliant, sound, internally consistent, and appropriately address all reporting and procurement requirements.
• Review drafts of project materials to make recommendations to improve responsiveness/ compliance, organization, and clarity.
• Prepare and assist with preparation, coordination, copy-editing and proofing of large and small reports and papers; as well as write-ups for USAID.
• Compile news reports on wildlife trafficking or a production of USAID Wildlife Asia Weekly News round-up and Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest
• Ensure document quality and branding as per USAID branding guidelines
• Work closely with project team members to cater writing style for project needs

REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor degree in writing, editing, copy-editing, journalism, science communications, or a similar field plus minimum 7 years of editing/writing experience or Advanced degree in the above with at least 3 years of editing/writing experience
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office Suite, Acrobat Adobe
• Proven ability to write fluently in English, fluency in Thai is a plus
• Knowledge of USAID Graphic Standard Manual and Partner Co-Branding Guide preferred
• Advanced skills and experience with WordPress and HTML
• Ability to craft clear language, precise and concise, with careful attention to details.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced setting
• Ability to quickly research and identify factual information
• Flexibility, tact, and ability to work with diverse kinds of team members under tight deadlines.
• Ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and deadlines
• Self-motivated, proactive and a team player
• Outstanding skills in persuasive writing and the ability to present technical ideas in a concise way that is relatively free of jargon.
• Outstanding skills in persuasive writing and the ability to present technical ideas in a concise manner for a nontechnical audience
• Familiarity with issues related to conservation a plus

Interested candidates, submit CV and letter of interest to the following email address: Jiraporn.Chotipanich@usaidwildlifeasia.org
Subject line: USAID Wildlife Asia - Technical Writer
Deadline: February 9, 2018.



Bangkok Post, Sub-editor/Copy Taster
Thailand's leading English-language newspaper is looking for a self-motivated, energetic person for the position of Sub-editor/Copy Taster.

The candidate accepted for this position will be responsible for overseeing the sub-editing of articles written by non-native English language speakers for the National News, Business and Sports desks, and copy-tasting for the World News Desk.

Qualifications

•Minimum 3 years' experience writing or sub-editing with an English-language publication preferred
•Fluent command of the English language
•Ability to work to strict deadlines and under time pressure
•Strong communication skills
•Ability to work well within a small, dedicated team
•A strong interest in local news, international news, business, sports and current affairs

We offer a competitive salary and benefits to the suitable candidate. Please send an application letter with a detailed resume, recent photograph and references.

To apply, send your CV and resume to Bangkok Post Editor Umesh Pandey , umesh@bangkokpost.co.th & recruit@bangkokpost.co.th.


NHK General Bureau for Asia
NHK, (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), is looking for a professional and highly motivated person to join our team.

POSITION: NEWS RESEARCHER / NEWS REPORTER

Job description:
1. Research and assistance in producing news features related to political, economic, and cultural stories based mainly in Thailand for Japanese news programs.
2. Report on camera and write news scripts in English for 24-hour English news channel,NHK WORLD. Research and assistance in producing and broadcasting live reports. www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/

Requirements:
- Thai citizen aged around 20-40 years old
- Fluent in spoken and written English (Ability to speak Japanese is also an advantage)
- At least 1 year of experience in the news industry (Prior experience in business news coverage is also an advantage)
- Ability to work and study independently, and travel on short notice
- Bachelor's degree in media, journalism, or related field is preferred
Interested candidates are invited to submit (1) a detailed resume, (2) expected salary, (3) samples of your work and (4) a recent photo by e-mail to: personnel@nhk.or.th

Wataru Fujishita
Bureau Chief


Senior Communications Officer - World Bank
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Recruitment Type: Local Hire - 2-year term appointment
Language Requirement: Burmese-Myanmar, English (essential)
Closing Date: January 8, 2018


The World Bank Group's vision is to end extreme poverty by 2030, and promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country, in a sustainable manner.
The World Bank office in Yangon is looking for a dynamic, committed and capable individual to work as Senior Communications Officer for Myanmar. Cambodia and Lao PDR. This is a locally- recruited position, based in Yangon, with a 2-year renewable term appointment.

The Senior Communications Officer leads the communications team in the World Bank's Office in Yangon, as well as communications colleagues in Phnom Penh and Vientiane, working under the overall supervision of the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Regional Communications Manager based in Washington, D.C. The Senior Communications Officer will report daily to the Country Director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR and collaborate with colleagues of the Country Management Unit and the whole EAP team.

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:
• Planning, developing, and implementing effective communication and engagement strategies to raise awareness of and build domestic support for the World Bank Group's program in Myanmar.
• Conceptualizing, preparing, producing and disseminating communication products (e.g., op-eds, speeches, news releases, brochures, Q&As, presentations, briefing notes, online and social media content, etc.) about the WBG and its policies and programs in Myanmar.
• Developing and maintaining relationships a broad range of external stakeholders including media, NGOs, civil society, universities/think tanks, and government.
• Proactively seeking opportunities through media outreach and civil society engagement to improve understanding of WBG activities in Myanmar and the EAP Region, to project and protect the WBG's brand.
• Tracking and analyzing current events, political developments, public opinion and other internal or external developments related to the WBG and its work in Myanmar, utilizing information from traditional and non-traditional sources from both inside and outside the WBG to help assess potential risks that could impact the WBG and to help determine appropriate responses as needed, including the preparation of crisis communication strategies.
• Advising management and project/program teams on trends, news developments, or changing/unexpected circumstances that may impact the WBG and its work, and determines appropriate strategic responses.
• Providing strategic communication guidance to both operational teams and government implementing agencies to support complex or high risk projects or reform programs. These include: review and comment on key documents, capacity building to undertake communication interventions, consultations, and stakeholder engagement activities through lending and non-lending activities (i.e., projects, programs, analytical work, etc.).
• Leading and managing the workflow of the Communications Teams in Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao and mentoring the team members for professional development.
• Overseeing the management of websites, social media and other online communications platforms and outreach channels.
• Supporting the planning and coordination of high-level management visits and other high-profile events--often across multiple teams in different units across the World Bank Group--for press briefings, major conferences and seminars, executive missions and speeches, public or broadcast appearances, and other communications-related activities.

Selection Criteria:
• Master's degree and at least eight years of professional experience, or Bachelor's degree and at least 13 years of professional experience, in a relevant discipline (communications, journalism, economics, finance, business administration, development studies, or international relations).
• At least 5 years of experience in communications and journalism
• Experience in communicating complex technical concepts in a clear, compelling and concise manner and constructing messages that are accessible to a range of audiences.
• Proven writing, editing and speaking skills in English and Myanmar and an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and engaging style.
• Solid understanding of the political landscape in Myanmar and different stakeholder groups--including its dynamic civil society landscape--is essential, as well as an established network in Myanmar' civil society, media and the private sector.
• Demonstrated experience leading a multicultural team.
• Capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks independently, adjusting to priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to function as a team player, within and across teams, and deliver on complex and sometimes parallel tasks on very tight deadlines.

All applications must be submitted through this website.
http://web.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=8454041&piPK=8454059&theSitePK=8453353&JobNo=172304&contentMDK=23158967&order=descending&sortBy=job-req-num&location=ALL&menuPK=8453611&JobType=Professional%20%26%20Technical&JobGrade=GG

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Closing date is January 8, 2018.


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