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Global Media and Communications Officer - Asia

Remote | Islamabad | Phnom Penh | Bangkok | Dhaka

  • Organization: VSO - Voluntary Service Overseas
  • Location: Remote | Islamabad | Phnom Penh | Bangkok | Dhaka
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: Closed

Working at VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international non-governmental organisation that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. In 2022/23, over 7,700 dedicated individuals from across the globe volunteered with VSO, bringing their abilities to support almost 11 million people in 35 countries.

Our work centres on those who are left out by society – those living in extreme poverty or with disability and illness. Those who face discrimination and violence because of their gender, sexuality, or social status. Those who are at risk from disaster, disease, and conflict.

But they are not passive beneficiaries of aid; they are the “primary actors” at the heart of our efforts. From their perspective, we define the issues, opportunities, and solutions that drive sustainable, local-led change. These individuals are the key agents of their own transformation.

Role Details
Location: Various Countries
Salary: Annual salary depending per country, Bangladesh BDT 1,068,298, Cambodia USD 14,872, India INR 941,428, Nepal NPR 1,225,327, Pakistan PKR 1,785,652, Philippines PHP 640,747, Thailand THB 585,969
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Length: Not Specified
Full Time: Full Time
Application Closing Date: Mar 19, 2024 00:00:00
Interview Date: End of March, early April TBC
Start Date: Preferably April or May
Download Job Description File Size: 216.53 KBs, File Type: pdf

Role Overview Summary

As a Global Media and Communications Officer you will deliver high quality media engagement and communications to promote VSO’s work both in the media and directly to public audiences. You will work with journalists and media, through press releases and by responding to media enquiries.

Internally you will contribute to VSO’s communications output through the website, social media, publications and other channels. You will work closely with colleagues in programming and advocacy to source stories and case studies and to develop an understanding of VSO’s position on key policy issues. In addition, you will work with country teams across VSO to promote the impact of VSO’s work and to develop the network of communications leads.

Ideal Applicant Summary

The ideal candidate has solid experience with media and communication in an international development organization and dealing with press. Combining experience in contributing and implementing media and communications strategies with proven experience in producing compelling content through a variety of channels and a track record in securing international media coverage.

As the Media and Communications Advisor is based in Africa, we are looking for a colleague based in one of the VSO countries in Asia. Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand.

Skills and knowledge required

• Relevant degree in related field such as Media and Communications, or equivalent experience in journalism or public relations.

• Solid relevant experience

• Current knowledge and understanding of media and communication tools and approaches.

• Able to work with journalists of all levels.

• Understanding of what makes a good story.

• Undertaking interviews, often on difficult or sensitive subjects, with the view to creating compelling media stories and content.

• Ability to deal with complex and sensitive information while supporting the Media and Communications Advisor on crisis communications or reputational management.

• Ability to effectively position media / communications to multiple audiences effectively.

• Time management skills with the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and effectively manage competing organisational demands.

Vital to have reliable and strong internet connection.


• Experience working within an international development organisation or charity.

This is a full-time and remote role based in a country in Asia where VSO has a presence. There might be occasional travel. Full-time hours depend on the country of residence. We cannot provide sponsorship for this position, so candidates must have the eligibility to work in the country where VSO has a presence.

It is vital to have reliable and strong internet connection.

For more information on the content of the role and the requirements, please check the job description via the link below.

Competencies and Behaviour

• Ability to be open minded and respectful

• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations

• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships

• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities: VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

This vacancy is now closed.
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