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Work type: Contract
Location: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Categories: International development

  • Full time contract until the 31 August 2020
  • Located in Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Program

BEQUAL directly supports education priorities of the Government of Laos described in the Education Sector Development Plan prepared by the Ministry of Education and Sports and is aligned with the strategic directions set out in Australia’s Education Delivery Strategy 2013-2018. BEQUAL is designed to be implemented over a total of 10 years, in three distinct phases, Phase 1 will end in August 2020. BEQUAL’s program logic was revised in early 2018 and focuses on three intermediate outcomes – national primary curriculum, better teaching and support systems.

Coffey through BEQUAL is currently seeking applications from Lao Nationals for the position of Communications Coordinator.

The Position - Reserved for Lao Citizens

The Communications Coordinator will assist in the development and implementation of media, communications and promotional activities in support of BEQUAL goals and objectives and report directly to the Communication Manager. 

The Communications Coordinator supports the development and implementation of all public diplomacy, promotional and communications materials and maintains close working relationships with DFAT Vientiane, Ministry of Education officers, BEQUAL partners and media stakeholders.

This role plays an important part in the implementation of BEQUAL’s Communication Strategy.

Download File FINAL Position Description - Communications Coordinator FEB2019.pdf

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a Degree in Communication, Public Relations, Media or a related field and will have a demonstrated experience in delivering high quality communication activities and initiatives. Demonstrated experience in drafting design and writing content of communication materials for publication in both English and Lao Language combined with the experience of working with the media and government agencies with an understanding of relevant protocols will be required for success.

Computer skills with InDesign, Publisher, website applications as well as strong interpersonal skills, the ability to network and work collaboratively with colleagues are all essential.

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 497642.

This position is locally engaged - Lao Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 6.00pm (Laos time) 20th February 2019. Interviews will be held on the 26th of February 2019.

Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao PDR is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government and co-financed by the European Union.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives. 

Coffey has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

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