Senin, 16 Maret 2015


Hivos is a Dutch non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and sustainable economic development. Hivos provides financial support for local NGO's, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise. For its Southeast Asia Regional Office in Jakarta, Hivos seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title : Communications Officer

Duty Station : Jakarta, Indonesia 

Duration : One year with possibility of extension

Report to : Regional Director

Functional context

The Communications Officer develops communication strategies, organizes online and offline communication activities (e.g. conferences, seminars), develops and disseminates communication materials and enables the Hivos community and its partners to communicate effectively. In a large and complex program where communication is an important aspect of implementation, the Communications Officer roles to steer a small
communication team.

The Communications Officer assists the Program Development Managers and teams in the communication dimension of the programme or project; provides the communication framework to which the project performance adheres and positions according to the corporate values, identity, standards and formats and tools for internal and external profiling and positioning. He/she may take specialized communication positions varying from lobbying to designing social media activities relevant to the project.

Roles and responsibilities:

1. To develop communications assessment at Hivos ROSEA and as a result develop communications objectives and plan.

2. To develop strategic outreach for the communications materials.

3. When necessary, stimulate Hivos domains (Open and Green) to publish articles on Hivos' works.

4. To lead in developing creative ways to publish and or document Hivos's works (e.g. through photos/art/pictures).

5. When necessary, to write reports and prepare documentation that is accessible (in English, support translation into Bahasa Indonesia and vice versa).

6. To share and explore best/good practices within ROSEA domains (Open and Green) and share it with other regional offices/Head Office.

7. To respond and maintain regular contact with the Hivos Head Office, especially the communication team.

8. To support communication program needs by ROSEA domains and projects.

9. To contribute towards developing an effective team and friendly environment.

10. To design, develop, implement and evaluate the overall communication and public relations strategy for selected projects, appropriate to target audiences and the message being conveyed.

11. To develop and deliver all public relations and communication materials, ensuring quality of content, production and delivery, including preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts,
promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programs as well as the management of ROSEA and Iconic Island websites (development and content management) and social media accounts.

12. To compile and organize news material (information and photographs) to be exposed in the web, newsletter, social media and other media.

13. To be responsible for knowledge management by writing, documenting and disseminating know-how, experience (highlighting success stories, good practices and lessons learned) and information through various communication channels.

14. To manage good relationship with the media for story coverage (print, radio, TV), writing press releases and news updates for the media, pitch for media partners in programs, develop media report on PR/media value on
program as part of donor report and mobilization of journalists for site visit.

Knowledge, experiences and competencies

* Relevant higher professional education level of working and thinking.

* Work experience in the implementation of communication strategies and/or public relation: at least 3 years.

* Work experience in relevant institution i.e. international donor agencies and international environment.

* Experience working in project management.

* Excellent writing skills in Business English and Bahasa.

What do we offer? 

An inspiring and dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work for an ambitious new international initiative.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter to no later than Sunday, 29 March 2015.

This is an opened position at national level.

Please specify the position name you are applying for ('Communications Officer') in the 'subject' line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information about Hivos, visit


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