Communication Specialist Full-time 2019

Communication specialist position available at the Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition think tank We are seeking to hire at the earliest possible starting date a Communication specialist for the Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition Social Entreprise (VIET), to strengthen the positioning of the organisation as a broadly recognised centre for know-how and dialogue platform on energy system transformation in Vietnam. About the Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition: The Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition (VIET) is a newly established think tank with the mission to accelerate the Energy Transition process in Vietnam towards a low carbon economy based on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. Our main objective is to deliver fact-based analysis on key drivers for the energy transition and provide a platform for discussions on technological, economic and policy aspects of the Vietnamese energy sector. We also focus on broader information and communication exchange towards the public and policy dialogues. Created in August 2018, we are the first independent think tank in Vietnam specialized in the energy transition and climate protection. Job description: Communication specialist You will be collaborating to develop a global communication and media strategy for VIET. You will push boundaries of digital experience via content and communication. This is a great opportunity for someone to join a local and international team on all company communications and outreach efforts. You have several years of marketing experience and a strong writing background, including blogs and press releases. In this role, you will execute internal and external marketing and communications activities to support the overall branding and communications of the organization. You will collaborate to establish standards, guidelines, action plans and voice for the Think Tank through all communication. You will develop and implement global communications and media strategy and brand recognition. Responsibilities: • Monitor media and edit the press review; • Develop and manage technical and scientific content into targeted messages for online communications platforms and policy notes; • Support VIET analysts with reviewing, copyediting, translation, summary writing; • Monitor, track and measure all communication activities to demonstrate quantifiable results and performance indicators; • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on special events, supporting logistics and communications needs; • Perform manage legal issues so as to ensure the research or speaks by VIET in accordance with legal regulations of Vietnam; • Establish and maintain relationship and to formulate working programs with relevant Government authorities and Donors. Benefit: • Work in an international environment; • Opportunities to be trained professionally on energy fields; • Monthly salary: competitive (based on direct negotiation and allocated works). Preferred Qualifications and Skills: • Master Degree in Communication, Public Relations, Brand Management, Marketing or similar field; • Perfect English and Vietnamese; • Ability to multi-task and self-manage; • An inquisitive journalism spirit, unafraid to ask questions; • Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop, online and desktop productivity suites; • Experience in Vietnam communication culture is required; • Experience in energy sector is preferred; • Experience with non-profit organizations is a plus. How to apply: The position is based in Hanoi. Term of contract is 12 months full time after 2 months’ probation period, with a possible extension depending on results. The position is available immediately. The selection process is competitive. Shortlisted candidates will get opportunities to meet with the team and VIET’s leaders. Interested candidates are invited to send their applications (including a cover letter, a CV describing your relevant experience and availability to start, 2-3 writing samples and other supporting documents) to Mr. Tong Minh Quan (  

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