Communication Officer, Paz y Desarrollo (PyD), Closing 31 Aug 2014

Communication Officer

Regional Program to Promote Gender Equality in Political Participation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam

About Paz y Desarrollo (PyD)Paz y Desarrollo - Peace and Development - is a Non Governmental Development Organization founded in 1991 in C√≥rdoba, Spain.  Over its more than 20 years of work, Paz y Desarrollo has put in place more than 780 International Cooperation projects and programs in 35 countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa, seeking to improve women and men’s capacities and to ensure the sustainable development of communities. Paz y Desarrollo is a secular, non-political organization committed to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout its scope of activities.

About the Project:The Regional Program to Promote Gender Equality in Political Participation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam aims to contribute to the realization of women’s political and civil rights by supporting initiatives that promote equal participation of women and men in good governance and democracy. This project is based on three main axes: 1) Support regional and national initiatives that serve as forums for debate and analyses among women duty-bearers, rights-holders, and moral bearers, 2) Strengthen good governance, promote women’s participation at different levels of public administration, and, incorporate gender equality in the political agenda, 3) Encourage initiatives on citizenship-building which promote women’s rights to political and civil participation. PyD Timor-Leste works in collaboration with various actors: Government, Civil Society, and International Organizations. The project is funded by AECID.

Main responsibilities:Under the Project Coordinator’s supervision, the candidate will be the focal point for the implementation of the project on “Regional Program to Promote Gender Equality in Political Participation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam

The selected candidate will have the following responsibilities:

-          Produce public relations materials, edit and layout reports, speeches, and other promotional material, and assist with planning, publicizing and carrying out special events;

-          Verify that all materials prepared respect PyD and the project visual identity, and that are up to a high standard;

-          Ensure a strong liaison with press to raise public awareness and knowledge on gender sensitive issues, as per project objective, and to raise awareness on PyD activities;

-          Supporting the Project Manager and the Head of Department in identifying best ways to increase awareness and knowledge and drive changes in target groups (behavior change communication) ;

-          Act as translator/interpreter when needed;

-          Act as facilitator when appropriate.

Selection criteria:-          Timorese national;

-          Language requirement:

o    Proficiency in Tetun and good knowledge of English are mandatory;

o    Proficiency in English and/or Portuguese would be a strong advantage;

o    Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia, and/or local dialects spoken in the target districts (Manatuto, Baucau, Viqueque, Lautem) would be an advantage;

-          Academic background:

o    University background in Communication, Journalism, or other relevant field;

-          Experience:

o    Several years of experience in communication, graphic design, and other relevant areas.

o    Experience in working with NGOs or other international agencies would be an advantage.

-          Skills:

o    Highly proficient with Office Pack (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Internet;

o    Experience with other softwares relevant for communication (Adobe Creative Suite with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.)

o    Excellent communication and writing skills;

o    Gender awareness and knowledge of critical gender issues, especially in relation to political participation of women;

o    Working in a team.

-          Personal qualities :

o    The selected candidate must be pro-active, motivated, autonomous and with strong organizational skills, flexible and creative.

For those that are interested in this position, please submit your CV and Cover Letter to, CC: Please include in the object of the email: “Application: Communication Officer”. Maximum email size is 2MB.
PyD will directly contact those candidates that will be considered for an interview.

The deadline for the application is Friday, the 31st of August, 2014.
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