Position will be based anywhere WVI is registered to operate in Asia Pacific.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Lead Asia Pacific communications content strategy to delivery high quality content for Support Office marketing, partnership communications, and national office communications and local fundraising requirements. By being the central point of contact for all Support Office and Partnership communications requests of all Asia Pacific National Offices, the Associate Director will develop and project plan the production and delivery of SuperBriefs and content requests, ensuring appropriate technical capacity is available in National Offices to produce international standard high quality and on time content for Support Office marketing, Partnership, and local requirements. The Associate Director will provide high level editorial and production oversight and quality control of all Asia Pacific content. The Associate Director will provide matrix management leadership to the standard National Offices in Asia Pacific and support the Regional Director with internal and staff engagement communications across the region.
Asia Pacific communications content leadership, lead an integrated approach with Support Offices and National Offices in the planning and development of content superbriefs and other content requests, including international visits, and project manage the production of these across Asia Pacific National Offices
Lead National Office’s strategy to increase technical capacity to produce international quality content for Support Office marketing communications and resource development
Matrix management of standard (non-NRD/local fundraising) National Offices (Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Pacific Timor Leste)
Provide high level editorial and production oversight and quality control to all Asia Pacific SuperBrief content for Support Office marketing and Partnership public engagement
Lead regional-level internal and staff engagement communications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, or other related field Or significant directly relevant work experience in lieu of a formal degree
Excellent leadership, and project management skills in the communications, production, creative industries
A demonstrable track record of working and managing cross-cultural stakeholders and forging strong partnerships
Excellent technical communications skills in one or more of the following areas; editorial, production, design, journalism
Proven ability to produce high quality multi-media content in role of producer, executive producer, creative director, art director, or director
Strong track record in international development, social justice, non-profit industy, international affairs or politics
Agile work ethic – able to quickly develop, implement, learn, adapt, and change
Ability to identify and understand different audiences and utilise appropriate communication channels and content
Ability to define and strengthen organisational brand awareness and reputation through multiple channels
Experience leading/managing multiple and/or overlapping content production assignments across multiple contexts that engage, compel and demonstrate knowledge, impact and expertise
Proven ability to effectively team and project manage to deliver outcomes on time
Fluent English is essential; knowledge of one or more regional languages is an asset
PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
At least 8 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, broadcast, and/or new media. International work experience. Fieldwork experience preferred. Background/familiarity in emergency context.
Leading and supervising, formulating plans and concepts, relating and networking, persuading and influencing, entrepreneurial thinking
Adopts thinking that is informed by context and practice, shows consistency of treatment and a clear outcome focus. Able to select and evaluate information to plan and manage communications for various audiences.
Able to enable an efficient, effective and transparent flow of information, across groups and stakeholders
Ability to manage multiple requests and prioritise according to strategic needs
Solid/advanced work experience at a similar level, leading communications and content in the NGO, or private sector
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
This position demands responsiveness to context, openness to working flexibly, and willingness to adjust according to operational realities.