Senior Communications Officer


Senior Communications Officer

Works
Phnom Penh
Posted 2 weeks ago

Background
The Center Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN) aims
to foster private sector innovation, agricultural research, education and training, and public-sector capacity building through improved collaboration and knowledge sharing focusing on
enhancing food and nutritional security in Cambodia. Founded in 2016 by the Royal University
of Agriculture and Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable
Intensification at Kansas State University through the support from USAID, CE SAIN has been
implementing various programs and projects and using its learning and experience to capture
best management practices and promote expertise, innovations in agriculture, food security
and nutrition as well as engage with private sector to promote agricultural entrepreneurship
through partnership with national and internal entities.

Terms of Reference (ToR): Communications Officer (1 Post)Position Title: Senior Communications Officer
Location: Royal University of Agriculture (Phnom Penh) with travel to provinces
Reporting: Development Manager
Citizenship: Cambodia
Salary range: Commensurate with degree and experience (US$650 to
US$900/month).
Contract: Probationary period of three months; yearly contracts based on
performance.

Summary: The Senior Communications Officer (SCO) works under the direct supervision of
the Development Manager and technical guidance of Center Director in producing strategic
communications and management skills to advance the mission of CE SAIN programs/projects
including communications materials for marketing and extension activities. S/he will build
good relationship with multi-stakeholders, local and international institutions, private
companies/suppliers and line government officials, and be the face of CE SAIN who properly
handles with media and communications activities folds under the prior guidance and
consultation with s/he line manager. S/he will ensure the effective and efficient
implementation of CE SAIN communications and ensuring on-going production and
dissemination of high-quality content that raises the profile of CE SAIN activities and its
publications.

Objectives:
– Ensure CE SAIN and Donor’s visibilities and branding are properly implemented
– Produce marketing and extension materials for CE SAIN
– Professionally handle with the media, communications and public for all events

– Increase the reputation of CE SAIN among international and local
organizations/institutions, government ministries and private sectors who actively work
in the area of sustainable agricultural intensification and nutrition activities.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and implement targeted communication plan including
    communications strategies on various sustainable agricultural development themes
    under current CE SAIN programs/projects.
  • Lead and coordinate the overall communications work of CE SAIN including social media
    and website, publications, branding materials, events to ensure the visibility and
    branding of CE SAIN are regularly updated and properly maintained.
  • Organize and promote increased awareness through orientation meetings on CE SAIN
    visibility and branding requirement to employment staff and relevant stakeholders and
    continue to coach and mentor them to ensure they are fully applied follow donor
    branding and guidelines.
  • Use appropriate means of communication to convey messages to the public and seek
    inputs from Development Manager and Center Director
  • Produce marketing materials (CE SAIN factsheet, booklet, success stories, testimony,
    articles, leaflet, etc.). extension materials (technical leaflet, short video clip, etc.) and
    best agricultural management practices to share with relevant stakeholders.
  • Prepare press release, media information package and welcome package in
    consultation with RUA/SIIL and donors, and possible to advise his or her line manager
    on press engagement.
  • Prepare and disseminate of project news/articles and monthly newsletters on CE SAIN
    activities
  • Prepare and disseminate of materials for marketing and awareness raising campaigns,
    including briefing materials and press releases.
  • Build good relationship with multi-stakeholders such as International Organizations, line
    ministries, faculty or institutions, private sector and project beneficiaries under CE SAIN
    target coverage.
  • Represent Development Manager in the meeting or workshop as per requested
  • Ensure all data related to visibility, branding and materials of CE SAIN are properly
    secured and distributed.
  • Implement other tasks assigned by CE SAIN.

Required Qualification/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Communications, Media Management, Mass Media
    Communications, Marketing or other related fields.
  • At least two-year experiences in relevant roles
  • Proven track record on video production/edition, digital camera technologies and their
    operation
  • Proven track record in the design of various promotional format, writing articles and
    storytelling
  • Excellent interpersonal and team player.
  • Knowledge of agriculture sector in Cambodia
  •  Strong computer skill and knowledge of digital presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multi-tasks with a tight deadline.
  •  Creative on design and well familiar with social media platforms including graphic
  • design, video editing software, other application platform and willing to learn something
    new.
  • Good interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Good communication skills both oral and written (English and Khmer)..

Application Information
Interested and qualified applicants should submit their current resume and cover letter
referring to the position to CE SAIN via cesaincareer@rua.edu.kh by June 30, 2022.
For further information, please contact us via 023-6365-226 or cesaincareer@rua.edu.kh
CE SAIN would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for an interview.

Job Features

Job CategoryEducation
Type of EmploymentFull-time

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