Position: News Researcher

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Negotiable

Jobs Description:
- Assisting Japanese correspondents for news coverage
- Translating and drafting news reports in English
- Attending press conferences and interviews, and providing simultaneous translation when required

- Thai nationality with excellent command in English (Japanese is an advantage)
- Age not over 35 years old
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in any field
- Ability to work with deadline and under pressure
- Willing to work extra hours, and travel both upcountry and abroad occasionally
- ***Experienced in journalism or related field***
- Interest in current affairs
- Good at translation skills

*Please send your resume and recent photo to: Nuttawat (, Areerat (

NTV Bangkok Bureau, Ramaland Bldg. 14th Fl., 952 Rama IV Rd., Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Tel.0-2236-8354,5

Senior Consultant - Capacity Building & Knowledge Management (LCI Project) at Raks Thai Foundation in Bangkok
Senior Consultant - Capacity Building & Knowledge Management (LCI Project) at Raks Thai Foundation in Bangkok. This full-time, contract position lasts 8 months, from December 2018 until 31 July 2018.

Pay for consultant: 75,000-95,000 baht/month, commensurate with experience. Paid monthly with no fringe benefits.

(30%) Document & organize learning best practices and training curriculum development for further replication and learning. Such content includes training curricula, advocacy plans, stakeholder analysis, infographics, press releases, policy briefs and policy tracking tables.

(15%) Take the lead role in project management and collaboration with the Consortium members and CSOs.
Assist in delivering training courses, executing capacity-building activities, facilitating workshops, and providing other technical assistance as required.

Full job announcements are posted at:
To apply , please send your CV and 1-page cover letter to

Communications Consultant
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Recruitment Type: Local Hire - Short-term Consultant (120 days)
Language Requirement: English (required), Thai (preferred)
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2017

The World Bank's Southeast Asia Communications team, which covers Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, is looking for an experienced Communications Consultant to provide 50% of their time to support Thailand's program and 50% for Southeast Asia's web and social media work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Thailand Communications
Strategies: Supports planning, design, and implementation of strategies to promote effective communications with external and internal audiences (e.g., projects/programs, research and knowledge products, and issue campaigns). Helps conceptualize and determine the types of information and communications interventions that are best suited to addressing issues or problems.
Relationships: Maintains and helps initiate effective professional relationships with key external and/or internal constituencies (e.g., the media, civil society, academia, businesses, government agencies, etc). Responds to routine and non-routine inquiries about the World Bank to enhance two-way communications and dialogue.
Risk management: Analyzes and engages in risk identification and mitigation activities in the context of corporate and operational communication interventions for the Country Management Unit. Focus includes current events, public opinion, social or political issues, and other external or internal developments related to the World Bank and its work in Thailand.
Products: Helps conceptualize and write both routine and complex communication products (e.g., media packets, news releases, brochures, Q&As, briefing notes, online and social media content, infographics, animations, etc) about the World Bank operations in Thailand.
Technical and advisory support: Helps advise teams (i.e., Unit Manager, project/program leaders, and other relevant World Bank staff) on trends, news developments, or changing/unexpected circumstances that may impact the World Bank and its work, helps determine strategic responses.

Web and Social Media
• Supports the planning, design and implementation of digital communications plans for countries to promote effective online communications and engagement, including development and maintenance of the online editorial calendar.
• Helps prepare, package and adapt material into effective digital content; collaborate with communication and operational staff in SEA countries on communication activities;
• Supports communication staff in SEA countries in conceptualizing, creating and publishing multimedia content (infographics, video, audio, etc.)
• Publishes content to appropriate content management systems in compliance with World Bank standards (editorial, technical, security); ensures that digital properties are regularly updated; responsible for day-to-day management of external digital properties
• Maintains the Facebook pages for Thailand, Myanmar and Laos as well as the regional WB_AsiaPacific Twitter account; coordinate translation of Facebook posts; pitch content to corporate social media accounts
• Ensures that online content is optimized for search engines
• Compiles and analyzes metrics, web and social media reports, and follow-up recommendations
• Composes online newsletters and other promotional materials; manage external email lists

Selection Criteria:
A Master's degree or equivalent in communications or related discipline, plus a minimum of five years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in communications or related field. Experience in development, media, or NGO work will be essential.
• Excellent written and spoken command of English; Thai preferred; Khmer, Lao, or Myanmar a plus
• Knowledge of social, political and development issues in Thailand and the broader Southeast Asia region.
• Established knowledge of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies for planning, executing, and monitoring communications and information strategies to the public.
• Established relationships with a wide network of media, social media influencers and civil society leaders in Thailand and the broader Southeast Asia region is an advantage.
• Demonstrated experience in providing strategic communication support to development projects.
• Knowledge and experience producing for the web, including working with content management systems, basic HTML capability, packaging, embedding, and optimizing digital multimedia assets; knowledge and applied work on social media principles and web 2.0 technologies
• Strong writing skills; with minimum supervision, able to prepare and edit simple online communication products and develop drafts of moderately complex products in a clear, concise, and web-friendly style
• Experience creating multimedia and interactive content (such as slideshows, videos, animations, graphics, etc)
• Demonstrated working knowledge of graphic design principles, industry-standard applications such as PhotoShop;
• Working knowledge and functional proficiency with online performance measurement and impact analysis tools sufficient to lead or advise others in analyzing usage and marketing trends
• High levels of initiative, judgment, and decisiveness in accomplishing tasks; proven ability to work independently; good time-management skills and an eye for detail; ability to work effectively under stress and to juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines
• Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; sensitivity to working in a multicultural environment

Terms of Consultancy
This is a locally-recruited short-term consultancy in Bangkok, Thailand for up to 120 days from January to end-June 2018. Interested applicants should send their letter of intent and CV to by Sunday, December 31, 2017.

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 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


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


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


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 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.

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.

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.

Click on this link for the booking form