Saturday, August 25, 2012


The USAID project, Prioritizing Reform, Innovation and Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia's Teachers, Administrators, and Students (USAID PRIORITAS) is currently seeking for a qualified individual to fill the positions of the Provincial Communication Specialist for Banten. The USAID project, Prioritizing Reform, Innovation and Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia's Teachers, Administrators, and Students (USAID PRIORITAS), will focus on capacity building and quality improvements for teacher training institutions (TTI) and for non-academic, pre-service teacher training providers. USAID PRIORITAS will build the capacity of MONE, MORA national, provincial and district offices together with pre- and in-service teacher training organizations to coordinate, plan and train. The Communications Specialist reports to the Provincial Coordinator, and works closely with the Jakarta-based Advocacy and Communications Specialist and Communications Assistant and Program Specialist. The Communications Specialist is responsible for developing a strategic internal and external communications plan tailored to program activities at the provincial level. This position prepares draft public relations materials as well as responses to queries received from a variety of sources such as USAID, GOI provincial and district-level stakeholders and the general public. The communications Specialist is responsible for the creation and production of materials describing PRIORITAS provincial activities. All strategies and products must comply with the guidelines set by USAID and the PRIORITAS Jakarta Communications Specialist. The Provincial Communications Specialist's responsibilities may include: 1. Works with Jakarta office team and Provincial Coordinator to prepare a communications and public relations strategy for the PRIORITAS program in (the province), which complements the communications/PR plan for the PRIORITAS program as a whole; manage the implementation and integration of the strategies utilizing Internet/ICT and newsletter media tools, as well as formal and informal communications networks, in a creative manner 2. Works with the Provincial Coordinator and Jakarta communications team in developing outreach and communications products that tell PRIORITAS's story, these may include brochures, fact sheets, frequently asked questions brief, briefing books, success stories, case studies, best practices and talking points for presentations 3. Identifies key figures and institutions which play a role in shaping public opinion in areas of Provincial in which PRIORITAS works, incorporate these entities into the program communications strategy, and in finding ways to reach members of the community 4. Leads the development and implementation of audio and visual communication documentation for (the province) activities, including: pictures, production of video documentary, montage, etc. 5. Develops and maintains good relationships with the media, stakeholders, government officials, NGO partners, etc. Ensures that the Provincial Coordinator and Jakarta staff are kept aware of specific information regarding local sensitivities, and any nuances which might affect local receptivity to project activities 6. Provides input for PRIORITAS reporting documents such as biweekly report, quarterly reports and presentation 7. In coordination with Jakarta Communication Team, will provide input and written best practices from the province 8. Along with internet-newsletter/other communication team, assesses outstanding public issues and make strategic recommendations to project management 9. Works closely with the PRIORITAS communications team in Jakarta, and USAID to ensure continuity across the program 10. Ensures that all PRIORITAS reports and publications are in line with USAID branding requirements 11. Keeps abreast of USAID rules and regulations as they relate to communications and train project staff as appropriate 12. Other duties as assigned by the Provincial Coordinator. Qualifications: · University degree in communications, journalism,international relations or equivalent combination of education and work experience · Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience required including a strong background in communications, editing and presentation, and use of computer software pertinent to those skills · Demonstrated experience working with the government sector required; experience working with multi-national organizations preferred · Knowledge of communication networks in (the province), and key institutions and individuals with a role in shaping public opinion · Excellent research skills; extensive familiarity using the Internet for research purposes · Proven background building relationships/networking with government authorities, private sector and the media · Demonstrated experience designing and producing reports, brochures, briefing packets and other outreach materials using professional desktop publishing and PowerPoint presentation software · Extensive experience researching, writing, editing, and publishing press releases and other public documentation · Excellent written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia To apply please send your CV no later than August 27, 2012 to : for Prov. Communicaton Specialist - Banten Please write down the position and desired province you'd like to apply in the subject line of your email. Interested parties should respond immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone and e-mail inquiries, please.


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