Thailand: Communications Officer

Organization: Mekong Institute
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

About Mekong Institute

Mekong Institute (MI) is an inter-governmental organization owned and operated by the six GMS governments. MI began its operation in 1996. Through the years, MI shares its development work in accordance with the changing need of the GMS region. With the support from the six GMS governments, MI works together with development partners to implement various development projects including training, research and policy consultations focusing on GMS issues for a more integrated, prosperous and harmonious GMS. For more information, please visit

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of CKM (Communications and Knowledge Management Department), the Communications Officer is responsible for MI’s communications and publications. S/he will also take care of MI’s social media and website, and write corporate documents. This involves working in close collaboration with the programs and senior management for information exchange and verification in order to shape the content of communications to the target audiences.

Key Deliverables

  • High quality communication and publication documents that are accurate, interesting and informative

  • Communication resources for all major MI events

  • Quality control of branding and creativity in communication outputs

  • Strong networks with media and external partners to support maintaining MI’s external profile

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Write, edit, and proof-read press releases, newsletters, speeches, corporate reports, and other documents

  • Manage MI social media and website

  • Graphic Design

  • Assist in implementing MI’s branding and marketing strategic plans

  • Establish and maintain media relations and contacts and regularly disseminate press releases to regional and international media outlets to increase MI’s visibility

  • Help to organize events

  • Represent MI in external settings as required

  • Any other reasonable task requested by the Director.

Required qualifications, skills and experience


  • Master degree in communications, journalism, or development field

  • Strong writing skills, and ability to adapt message content to multiple audiences

  • Proven ability in use of high level English language skills in written form

  • Proven knowledge in graphic design techniques and software applications

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Proven ability to work in a team and to coordinate with others

  • Proficient user of all Microsoft Office applications

  • Willingness to live and work in Khon Kaen

How to apply:

How to apply

The recruitment process typically involves interviews, and a written test. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline for applying is November 13, 2016.

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