RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests holds a unique and important place in the world of forestry. It is the only international not‐for‐profit organization that specializes in capacity building for community forestry and devolved forest management. RECOFTC engages in strategic networks and effective partnerships with governments, nongovernment organizations, civil society, the private sector, local people, and research and educational institutes throughout the Asia‐Pacific region and beyond. With over 20 years of international experience and a dynamic approach to capacity building - involving research and analysis, demonstration sites, and training products - RECOFTC delivers innovative solutions for people and forests.
RECOFTC is seeking a Communications Officer, REDD+ Community Benefits Program. The successful applicant will be based at RECOFTC's Bangkok headquarters with possible travel to project sites in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia. The contract duration is for 2 years period beginning August 2012.
This international position (and duration) is conditional on the funding award being given by USAID. The Job Description for this position is developed provisionally and might be adapted further.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The Communications Officer will have the following minimum qualifications and experience:
Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, or related field with a minimum three years of relevant experience
Expertise or proven interest in Asia-Pacific environmental, climate and/or social development issues
Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken forms
Fully conversant with use of new technology for communications and outreach, including social media and multi-media tools
Excellent networking, interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people at all levels in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
Values the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a co-operative atmosphere of learning, and is committed to self development;
Able to meet deadlines and to travel regionally
Fluency in English
International professional experience of working in communications and natural resource management; and
Proficiency in other languages in the Asia-Pacific Region
Design and layout skills, photography and videography experience
Interested candidates, please submit CV/resume, cover letter indicating salary requirements and current contact details of three referees, including recent supervisors to HR@recoftc.org. Please quote the position title in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. RECOFTC has competitive compensation package, however, offers shall be based on salary history, relevant experience and qualifications of selected candidate.
To learn more about RECOFTC, please visit our website www.recoftc.org
Women and candidates from the Asia-Pacific region are strongly encouraged to apply.
RECOFTC is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.
RECOFTC reserves the right to offer the position at a lower grade.
Foreign Correspondents' Club of
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Hours of Operation -
All departments are open Monday-Friday and closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
(including Photo Gallery)
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 noon - 2:30pm
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
12:00 noon - 11:00 pm
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