Coral Triangle Initiative Job Vacancy: Communication and Information Manager, Manado - North Sulawesi

Communication and Information Manager (to be based in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia)

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste) working together to sustain extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity.

The Regional Secretariat of CTI-CFF is looking for a Communication and  Information Manager to manage and implement the Communication Strategy Plan of CTI-CFF and ensure the effective communication and marketing services of CTI-CFF organizational programs, projects, and activities.

Scope of Work
  • Execute and update CTI-CFF Communication;
  • Regularly promote CTI-CFF’s work to relevant stakeholders and audiences using a variety of communication materials, tools, activities and channels;
  • Engage with the national, regional and international media to cover CTI-CFF relevant activities and events;
  • Arrange press conference for the CTI-CFF as and when needed;
  • Develop and disseminate CTI-CFF centric press releases, updates, and announcements using a variety of communication avenues;
  • Manage the regular development and distribution of CTI-CFF e-newsletter and managing of its contents;
  • Ensure the regular maintenance of the Regional Secretariat’s e-Library and other forms of documentation platform;
  • Lead the coordination and/or implementation of CTI-CFF Coral Triangle Day Celebration;
  • Manage the communication, information and media relations in aspects of all CTI-CFF activities such as Senior Officials Meeting, Ministerial Meeting, Leaders Informal Gathering, Technical Working Group and Governance Working Group Meeting/Activities, Regional Business Forum, Women Leaders Forum, University Partnerships, and other regional and selected national activities relating to CTI-CFF;
  • Lead the coordination and implementation of all CTI-CFF related campaigns;
  • Manage the production and dissemination of communication materials to promote the CTI-CFF;
  • Safeguard the CTI-CFF brand and ensure that it is used properly across all communication outputs including those by CTI-CFF partners and collaborators;
  • Coordinate with all other Coral Triangle partners’ communication staff for joint activities;
  • Oversee the CTI-CFF website through:
    • Provision of editorial direction on content development;
    • Produce and update material as content of CTI-CFF website, Facebook, Twitter, and other communication channels;
    • Responsible for final clearance on all communication materials developed in accordance with protocols;
  • Provide overall direction on the communication strategies/approaches to be used by task/activity;
  • Responsible for review of monitoring and evaluation of communication activities to identify challenges and determine course corrections as needed;
  • Supervise IT Officer on CTI-CFF-managed websites and other information and data management related activities;
  • Provide/manage efficient and effective technical information relating to Corporate Services responsibilities/tasks such as coordination and documentation on the finalisation of the draft Host Country Agreement, CTI-CFF Regional Conservation Trust Fund, Projects, etc.;
  • Provide guidance and inputs on any matters relating to protocol and event organization; and  
  • Perform special assignments as assigned by the Deputy Executive Directors and Executive Director of CTI-CFF.
Coordination and Reporting: The Communication and Information Manager will report directly to the Deputy Executive Director of Corporate Services and Executive Director.

  • Masters ‘degree in Communication Studies, Marketing, Advertising, or related field
  • At least 7-10 years communication and marketing experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and must have a thorough understanding of social media management and strategy
  • Proficient and enthusiastic use of multiple social media platforms either professionally or personally 
  • A solid understanding of design, copy and web practices
  • Ability to understand complex economic, social, environmental and technological issues, and translate them into understandable and creative narratives/stories
  • Ability to build compelling stories and deliver them in various formats
  • Knowledge of protocols, formality and procedures of the Coral Triangle member countries
  • Experience in coordinating and managing complex logistics for  VIP/high-level delegation visits, international meetings, conferences, and special events
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and delegate work effectively, work to strict deadlines, manage budgets and resources and implement organizational policies
  • Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility for assignment from conception to completion
  • Lateral thinking and the capacity to listen to other people's points of view, and understand and integrate multiple perspectives
  • Strong team spirit with a passion for managing teams composed of people from different nationalities, cultures, fields and backgrounds
  • Confident, positive, curious, open and inclusive
Remuneration and Compensation

Commensurate with qualification and experience.

Salary Grade/Level: Manager Level 17-19

Standard CTI-CFF benefits of:  Annual leave at 2.5 days/month, medical and insurance, relocation and repatriation allowances, etc.

Contract duration: 12 months and possibility of extension based on performance appraisal

Base: Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Submission Procedure

The vacancy is open only to nationalities from CT6 member countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste).

Appointments shall be subjected to open competition among nationals of CT6, regardless of race, nationality, gender, mother tongue, religion, beliefs, ethnic or social origin. All candidates/applicants will be subjected to appointment process and selection criteria.

All applications should include a cover letter, candidate’s curriculum vitae with references (minimum three references) and references’ contact information (telephone, e-mail). These must be sent to the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat via email:  by 12 July 2021.

Application must be sent to with the “subject” of the email in the following format “< Communication and Information Manager > - < your name >.”

Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.