This Life Cambodia Job Vacancy: Communications & Marketing Officer - Siem Reap, Cambodia

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This Life Cambodia believes in listening to, engaging with and advocating alongside families and communities in Cambodia as they define and act on their own priorities. If you do too, and if are a flexible, creative, and energetic communications professional, we want you on our team! The Communications and Marketing Officer position is a new position, and an excellent opportunity for a young professional to make their mark working with an award winning, high impact organisation based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. 

Communications & Marketing Officer Purpose:
Reporting to This Life Cambodia’s (TLC’s) Strategic Partnerships Officer (SPO), the Communications & Marketing Officer will support the SPO, Executive Director (ED) and Deputy Director (DD) to implement marketing and communications strategies that contribute to: growing TLC’s community of supporters both in Cambodia and internationally; fundraising of flexible funding; and raising awareness of TLC’s work. The Communications & Marketing Officer role focuses primarily on creatively engaging with and growing TLC’s individual supporter base. The position will begin as soon as is possible for the successful candidate, and will be a one-year, renewable contract.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with the ED, DD and SPO to design and implement a communications and fundraising plan
  • Manage and create written and visual content for TLC’s Social Media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, TLC blog, and others) and website (WordPress), and regularly collect current stories from Program Coordinators and other staff
  • Undertake fundraising initiatives and communications campaigns
  • Manage TLC supporter databases (MailChimp), and assist in improving effectiveness of these systems
  • Coordinate production of creative communications and marketing materials, and support the production of the TLC Annual Report and other key publications
  • Respond to general inquiries from potential volunteers, supporters and other contacts, and support the SPO to manage individual donor email and phone communications for general donations
  • Conduct marketing activities to build TLC’s profile in Siem Reap
  • Coordinate fundraising events (RUN TLC and others)
  • Assist in developing and maintaining media contact lists in Australia and Cambodia
  • Support SPO, ED & DD with high-level administration as directed and provide assistance as requested to help accomplish the strategic goals of the organization
  • Demonstrate commitment to TLC core values and to Child Protection
Qualifications & Experience:
  • 2 years experience in similar roles
  • Degree or diploma in a relevant field from a tertiary institution
  • Proficient in MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and web content administration using WordPress or similar
  • Proficient in social media platforms and strategy (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms, to maintain TLCs online presence)
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use initiative and to work autonomously
  • Excellent personal organization skills and flexibility within a dynamic work environment whereby the applicant is able to manage work, adjust to tasks and re-prioritize when needed
Desirable:
  • Previous experience working internationally for a period of time or experience working within a cross-cultural context
  • Previous experience in a communications role with a not-for-profit or community development organization
  • Proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop, and good visual design skills
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the design and implementation of a Communications/Marketing plan or campaign, with clear targets and deliverables
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people, including experience in knowledge sharing, training or capacity building
Benefits:
  • Working within a dynamic organization with multiple programs and community projects as opposed to single focus organisations
  • A highly creative role with varied responsibilities
  • Working within an organization that highly values community engagement
  • Opportunities for ongoing learning and career development
  • Networking opportunities with other NGOs, businesses, and partners of This Life Cambodia
  • Exposure to the development sector and a cross section of organizational processes including but not limited to finance, project management, advocacy, research and consultancy
  • Opportunity to apply previous skills and study in a unique environment that places emphasis on ethics, integrity and transparency
Salary Package:
The salary range is $1000 - $1100 USD base salary per month. The package also includes savings scheme, health insurance, and a telephone allowance, and visa (for international employees).

Application Information:
Interested candidates must submit
  • A cover letter detailing why and how the candidate is qualified for this position
  • A CV highlighting relevant experience
  • A writing sample and/or links to examples of previous work
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Send all materials to Mr. Billy Gorter, Executive Director.
Preferred contact method via email at: careers@thislifecambodia.org
Please mark the email subject field as: “Communications & Marketing Officer”.
Closing Date: 5:00pm, Friday 13 May, 2016 (GMT +7). 

This Life Cambodia is strongly committed to child safety and protection. Only applicants committed to the protection of children will be considered for this position. This Life Cambodia is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are kindly requested to visit our website: www.thislifecambodia.org further information on our current programs/projects.
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