Communications Specialist

Published onOctober 1, 2018

Abt Associates, a global leader in technical assistance, program implementation and international development, seeks a qualified individual to fulfill the position of Communications Specialist for the USAID Clean Power Asia program, reporting to the Director of Operations. This position is full-time and based in Bangkok, Thailand. While there are no nationality requirements for applicants, neither allowances nor relocation will be considered or offered to the successful candidate. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Thailand without sponsorship. This position may require occasional travel and regular work outside of the office that is exempt from overtime pay.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Lead the production of technical reports, special reports, factsheets, brochures, and other collateral.
  • Design, produce, and disseminate fact sheets, project overviews, topic summaries, weekly newsletters and develop success stories.
  • Assist in the production of regular progress reports including quarterly and annual reports and annual work plans.
  • Prepare and submit to USAID biweekly Front Office update with details of implementation progress and/or achievement.
  • Develop and disseminate a weekly email news digest of carefully curated articles.
  • Develop background documents, and toolkits to support communication activities, including social media toolkits for USAID RDMA and event talking points.
  • Develop and ensure timely submission of project success stories.
  • Lead production of videos as needed.
  • Assist with the tracking of all communications team activities and proposed activities
  • Write, edit, and update website content for regional office
  • Assist the communications and knowledge team to implement the USAID Clean Power Asia strategic communications plan.
  • Assist with stakeholder outreach by planning and writing content for media, social media, and events.
  • Serve as secondary communications liaison with USAID’s Development and Outreach Communications team (RDMA DOC).
  • Work with task leads to prepare communication and outreach material, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text.
  • Prepare and produce content for monthly electronic newsletter, including drafting articles and all final formatting and edits.
  • Preparation and production of briefing materials on the program as needed/requested
  • Create and edit PowerPoint presentations, video scripts, and web pages.
  • Develop training materials, how-to documents.
  • Work with technical experts and other staff to write, edit, and prepare content for various media and outlets.
  • Manage program website, including posting open jobs, news articles, etc.
Closing date:October 26, 2018