* Education Partnership Outreach Services
* Jakarta, Indonesia
Coffey International Development are currently tendering for the AusAID funded Education Partnership Outreach Services (EPOS). EPOS aims to raise the profile of Australia and its contribution to Indonesia's education sector, forming part of Australia's $500 million investment in the Education Partnership with Indonesia.
In tendering for this program, we are seeking expressions of interest for the position of Public Affairs Specialist.
* The Position
As Public Affairs Specialist, you will work in close consultation with the Operations Manager and AusAID in assisting in the preparation of an Education Partnership Public Diplomacy Strategy and Implementation Plan. You will provide technical input and management of the design, delivery and monitoring of EPOS activities and will seek opportunities for continuous improvement in effective implementation of the program. Developing and upholding strong networks with relevant stakeholders, you will ensure a high profile is maintained of Australia and its contribution to Indonesia's education sector.
You will take responsibility for coordinating public and media relations activities including the preparation and dissemination of media releases, articles, web-based material and photographs of EPOS actitivies. You will also take responsibility for the gathering of information and development of articles for media use.
In this role, you will support the management of a team of technical specialists and program operations staff in program work planning and performance reporting.
* The Person
To be considered, you will need to demonstrate significant international experience in designing and delivering large media and communications activities for high visibility public diplomacy programs in developing country environments. You will have experience utilising a range of communication mediums such as the internet, radio, audiovisual, print media and photography, and will demonstrate the ability to work under pressure in an environment of strict deadlines. You will be experienced in both large and small scale event management in Indonesia, skilled at managing teams and have high level communication and negotiation skills.
You will be degree qualified in a communications, media or public diplomacy related discipline and will have preferably pursued post-graduate qualifications. You will be fluent in written and spoken English and possess highly proficient Bahasa Indonesia skills.
The ideal candidate will have high level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, a good understanding of cultural, gender, disability and anticorruption issues in the area as well as a sound understanding of Indonesia in a development context.
Candidates with experience working the Indonesian education sector, Government of Indonesia and international government agencies in Indonesia will be highly regarded.
Applications close 5.00pm (ACDT) 20th August, 2011
To apply for this position, please visit our careers page at www.careers.coffey.com and search for reference number COFF-2090. Applications via email will not be accepted.
For further information please contact, Ms. Sarah Rippin, Sarah_Rippin@coffey.com