Bougainville Government opportunity : Media and Communications Adviser – Buka, Bougainville

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The Media and Communications Adviser will assist the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s (ABG) Bureau of Public Affairs, Media and Communications to develop a Media and Communications Strategy and Implementation Plan (2015-2020)

  • Short term, periodic inputs to June 2016 with possibility of extension
  • Based in Buka, Bougainville
  • Fantastic adviser opportunity in a challenging Governance program

The Program

The Provincial and Local-level Governments Program (PLGP) is Australia’s mechanism to support initiatives of the Government of Papua New Guinea that aim to improve service delivery by strengthening the capacity of sub-national levels of government. PLGP is at the forefront of forward-thinking strategies which contribute to the development of Papua New Guinea.

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The Position

The Media and Communications Adviser will assist the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s (ABG) Bureau of Public Affairs, Media and Communications to develop a Media and Communications Strategy and Implementation Plan (2015-2020) with special focus on the public information and awareness requirements for supporting the Bougainville Referendum on Autonomy and Independence scheduled for 2020.

The adviser will also assist the ABG to identify the broader priority investments (infrastructure, human resource development, institutional arrangements) to improve communication on and understanding of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

The Person

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in developing and implementing communications strategies in developing countries. You will bring strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to advise on high level communication and information dissemination.

It is expected that the candidate bring highly developed oral and written communication skills and have the appropriate interpersonal communication skills to relate and negotiate effectively, including being able to convey concepts clearly and concisely with a diverse range of stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of capacity building in the developing country context, including mentoring and enhancing skills of national staff.

Relevant qualifications in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or another relevant discipline are essential.

The position is classified asB3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. For full details please view via www.dfat.gov.au

For any enquiries, please contact internationaldevelopment@coffey.com and quote the job reference number.

Applications close: 1 November 2015

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