Abt Associates Job Vacancy: Communications & Media Relations Lead, Indonesian

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January 12, 2019

Expired Job


June 16, 2019



Abt Associates is a specialist international health and social sector
consulting company that provides services to public and private sector clients.
Abt Associates is a wholly owned Australian subsidiary of Abt Associates,
regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top
40 international development innovators.  We provide a comprehensive range
of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors,
contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities.  Abt
Associates is an organisation that has a personal commitment to its staff and
as such we value the long-term relationships that we build with the people who
work for us.
KOMPAK Program 
KOMPAK is an Australia-Indonesia government partnership supporting the
Government of Indonesia’s efforts in reducing poverty through improvements in
basic service delivery and creating opportunities for work. KOMPAK focuses its
efforts on three result areas:

  • Supporting Local Governments and Service Units to better
    address the needs of basic service users;
  • Supporting the poor and vulnerable to benefit from improved village
    governance; and
  • Supporting the poor and vulnerable to benefit from increased
    opportunities for employment and economic development.

The Opportunity
The Communications & Media Relations Lead provides leadership on the
communications strategy and function in KOMPAK, including managing the
communication section. The position reports to the Director of Performance.
Key Duties

  • Lead the design,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an overarching communications
    strategy for KOMPAK. The strategy should focus on promoting the
    purpose/identity, key initiatives and results of KOMPAK to various
    stakeholders (internal and external) using a variety of media;
  • Lead the
    development and/or update of corporate guidelines and protocols for
    internal and external communication purposes and ensure their application
    as per agreed quality assurance processes;
  • Provide effective
    support and advise to the implementation team for their communication
    needs, including the technical advice and quality assurance on
    communications aspects of specific initiatives and activities at national
    and sub-national levels;
  • Build and maintain
    network with key stakeholders for KOMPAK, including government
    (particularly the communications, public affairs units in partner
    ministries), DFAT (particularly public affairs), and other relevant
  • Build interest
    and understanding among media on KOMPAK; manage and provide oversight to
    KOMPAK media events and ensure appropriate arrangements are in place for
    the success of the event;
  • Lead on
    communications support for events that involve high-level stakeholders
    from GOI and DFAT.

Further information regarding other key duties is included in the Information for Applicants in
the ‘View Position Description’.

Key Requirements

  • Tertiary
    qualifications in Public Relations, Communications or Marketing,
    Journalism or a related discipline (essential)
  • Post-graduate
    qualifications (desirable)
  • Demonstrated
    experience and understanding of communication strategies and systems
    appropriate to the DFAT and the Indonesian context (essential)
  • Excellent
    understanding and capacity to harness new technologies
  • Must have the
    ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Hands on
    experience in a supervisory/ managerial capacity is preferred
  • Demonstrated
    understanding of innovative forms of communications for different

Further Information
& Application

Further information in regards to this opportunity
can found in the Position Description available from the Careers page of Abt
Associates’ website at:

Applications should be submitted online via the
Careers page of Abt Associates’ website and must include a CV and covering
letter addressing the key requirements listed above.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage
applications from experienced and capable women.

Applications close: 15 January 2019 – midnight (AEST)

We welcome and thank all applicants however; only
shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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