Strategic Communications Adviser, Mekong-Australia Partnership on Transnational Crime

Strategic Communications Adviser, Mekong-Australia Partnership on Transnational Crime

Job title: Strategic Communications Adviser, Mekong-Australia Partnership on Transnational Crime

Company: The Palladium Group

Job description: Strategic Communications Adviser, Mekong-Australia Partnership on Transnational Crime

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

About the Program:
The Mekong-Australia Partnership on Transnational Crime (MAP-TNC) seeks ‘to build deeper and stronger cooperation between Australia and Mekong countries to address transnational crime and aligns with the strategic priorities set out in Partnerships for Recovery: Australia’s COVID-19 Development Response (May 2020). The sub-regional program will address operational and strategic TNC challenges in five Southeast Asian Countries – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (the ‘Mekong countries’). The Partnership will work on three Pillars with the objectives of supporting 1) better policy analysis and a strong information base to assess TNC challenges; 2) stronger national operational capacities to prevent, detect and address TNC; and 3) enhanced regional cooperation – operational, information sharing and border security.
MAP-TNC will implement a coordinated approach to addressing TNC in the Mekong countries, through working closely with Mekong countries to identify key issues, to contribute research and analysis, and to harness whole-of-government expertise through cohesive program delivery. The Partnership will build on existing relationships in the Mekong Countries, develop stronger institutional links with Australian Public Sector/Government Agencies (APS) and Mekong country counterpart agencies and others working on TNC in the Mekong countries, and monitor results for discussion at regional partnership meetings.
MAP-TNC is managed by Palladium on behalf of the Australian Government.

About the role:
The Strategic Communications Adviser (SCA) will be engaged by Palladium as a short-term adviser (STA). The SCA’s primary output will be the development of the MAP-TNC Communications Strategy, which closely links to the programs Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Framework bringing a strong communications focus to ensure that research, products and events facilitate the transfer of ideas and experience as well as contributing to broader engagement in the Mekong Countries on TNC and Border Security.

The SCA will also contribute to implementation of the Communications Strategy, including through advice on reporting, branding, website and media management.

Working closely with DFAT Bangkok Post and the Program Director, the SCA will draft a Communications Strategy tailored to MAP-TNC’s requirements.

The Strategy must outline:

  • Audiences segmented by influence and interest, drawing on the Baseline Assessment stakeholder maps and stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Effective methods for managing and enhancing information flows between stakeholders, linking to the program MIS and website as appropriate;
  • Recommendations for appropriate communication channels to optimise stakeholder engagement;
  • A plan for fostering regional information sharing, including consideration of communities of practice and knowledge/learning events;
  • Link to the program goal and End of Program Outcomes;
  • Link and align with the Mekong DFAT Posts’ communications strategies.

The SCA STA will contribute intellectual, technical, and creative expertise to the strategic and operational planning of all strategic communications outputs. The SCA STA will also provide ongoing strategic inputs to program communications to foster regional information sharing.

What you’ll need to do:

  • Lead the development and delivery of the MAP-TNC Communications Strategy
  • Branding
  • Website
  • Media management (in consultation with agreed media engagement protocols)

What we need from you:

  • Significant experience implementing communication strategies, specifically designing and delivering communications to enhance program outcomes or brand.
  • Demonstrated experience in communications for aid/development; experience working with DFAT highly desirable.
  • High-level writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Highly responsive with strong time management skills and an ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience in writing and content production for a range of audiences, (e.g., news media outlets, private sector, and the general public).
  • Proven ability to work collegiately and foster effective working relationships in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Ability to provide feedback, reflect on implementation, and build team capacity through coaching and training.
  • Experience developing innovative ideas for communications strategy implementation.

If this sounds like you, please submit a CV (up to 2 pages) with a cover letter by Tuesday the 8th of June.

If you would like a copy of the Full Terms of reference, please email [email protected]

We strongly encourage First Nations peoples to apply to this position.

Expected salary:

Location: Australia

Job date: Tue, 25 May 2021 22:07:47 GMT

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