Communications Specialist and Writer

Oxfam in Vietnam vacancy



Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam is a confederation of 20 organizations working together in more than 90 countries. We are part of a global movement for change, empowering people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty.

Oxfam in Vietnam is working to seek transformative changes in policies, practices and beliefs in ways that will fundamentally improve the lives of poor and marginalized women and men and ensure that all citizens have the same opportunity to enjoy their rights. Oxfam in Vietnam current country strategy contributes to shaping the debate on extreme inequality in Vietnam and globally, our four-programme includes women rights’, building resilience to disaster, climate risks and emergency response, sustainable food and fair sharing of natural resources, and good governance.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The Role

To develop high-quality communications materials and coordinate information and communication activities for Oxfam in Vietnam including branding.

The post: Fulltime and envisioned to be long term position in Oxfam in Vietnam
Contract: Fixed term, eight-month contract
Reporting to: Head of Knowledge Management and Communications
Based in:

Hanoi with frequent travel.

Key responsibilities:


  • Contribute to developing Oxfam’s Country Communication and Knowledge Management Strategy;
  • Take lead in planning and executing communications targeting both internal and external audiences;
  • Manage, plan and produce high-quality communication print and digital communication contents and products and follow the Oxfam sign off protocols;
  • Support programme and advocacy teams to develop project & campaigns communication strategy and communication implementation plans;
  • Collect and compile case studies and human stories from different programmes to provide evidence for advocacy and fund-raising efforts;
  • Provide insightful information from projects/programmes for media relations;
  • Participate in proposal development and other fundraising activities.


  • Ensure the use of brand tools including logos, fonts, writing style, templates and artwork is line with Oxfam regulation;
  • Take lead in brand risk management;
  • Organise induction and refresh training on brand management.

Learning, Sharing and Facilitating

  • Support the Head of Knowledge Management and Communications to promote internal learning and sharing practice within and beyond Oxfam;
  • Support programme and advocacy teams to develop project & campaigns communication strategy and communication implementation plans;
  • Organise and facilitate capacity building for Oxfam staff and partners on communication and information management.

Skills, experience and knowledge


  • Three-year experience as a communication specialist in international organisations;
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, journalism or related fields;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English and Vietnamese;
  • Broad knowledge of relevant thematic areas (human rights, rural livelihoods, gender and inequality);
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Vietnamese;
  • Experience in training, facilitation, mentoring and support for capacity building;
  • High digital literacy with innovative edge;
  • Experience in ensuring a quality and accessible filing system of communication guidelines and products;
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities;
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work;
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible;
  • Willingness to travel to programme/project areas including to disaster areas during emergency responses.

In addition, you need to

  • Be a team player;
  • Have good social and interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to work across boundaries and enable cooperation among different groups/actors;
  • Be able to work under pressure in response to changing needs.

Gross Annual Salary Range: VND343,685,322 – VND754,039,399          

How to apply

Interested candidates can send your application including motivation letter and curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number COMMSW210101 to

The closing date for application:  24th January 2021

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer

Job Details
Organisation Name: Oxfam
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Application Deadline: Sun, 2021-01-24
Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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