Communications Adviser - Pathways

The Palladium Group
Manila, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines
Apply by 28 November 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 14 November 2018

Job Description

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 nine-year (2017–2026) $90 million PATHWAYS program follows the five year Basic Education Assistance to Mindanao – ARMM (BEAM-ARMM) program (2012–2017). The Pathways Program has been designed consistent with: Australian aid policy; Philippine government priorities for education; and the educational aspirations of the ‘Bangsamoro’ peoples. Its key outcomes are to reduce disparity and improve participation and education performance of boys and girls, particularly those experiencing disadvantage within the Autonomous Regional of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM); and to support sustainable positive engagement and collaboration of key actors and stakeholders in providing and supporting conflict sensitive quality basic education services.

Responsibilities

The Communications Adviser will:
* Lead on the development of a Communications Strategy and practical implementation plan , which considers the program’s internal and external communications needs, and is appropriately differentiated for different stakeholders, including for DFAT, Australian public, teachers and principals, district and provincial officials, national policy makers, teacher training institutes, community and NGOs;,
* Linked to the above, lead on the development of detailed media engagement and social mediate strategy for the program.
* Undertake desk review and consultations to ensure that the Communications Strategy and plans are informed by stakeholder and political economy analysis; compliant with DFAT and partner policies and processes; and coordinated with the program’s knowledge management and MEARL plans.
* Provide advice and support to the implement the Communications strategy for the program, and oversee regular review and updates that align with the program’s approach to adaptive management and iterative planning, including by contributing to Quarterly Strategy Review processes
* Provide advice on the reparation of a suite of branded, high quality communications product templates to be used for different communication goals and audiences, including information briefs, infographics, learning briefs, success stories, human interest stories, policy papers and so on.
* Support the execution and the appropriate publicity for Pathways public events
* Other duties as may reasonably be required by the Team Leader consistent with the incumbent’s qualifications and experience.

The Communications Adviser will possess the following Skills and Experience:
* A relevant graduate or post-graduate educational qualification is desirable.
* Relevant work experience in the communications and media and /or education advocacy and promotions, and experience of working in a conflict, fragile or transition context is highly desirable;
* Track record of working on or with development programs (preferably donor funded) and understanding of donors’ communications priorities;
* Experience establishing contacts and networks within local, national and International (Australian) media outlets;
* Strong interpersonal skills and proven record of strong stakeholder relations, with ability to work in sensitive situations and challenging policy environments;
* Strong cross cultural skills and an ability to provide tailored communications to different stakeholders; and
* Excellent presentational and writing skills including use of digital technologies, social media tools and multi—media technologies;
* Demonstrated project planning and organizational skills, ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities;
* Fluency in written and spoken English is required, knowledge of Filipino is desirable.

Thinking Style
* Ability to take a pragmatic, politically sensitive approach
* Ability to work in a dynamic context, aligning with adaptive management principles
* Ability to translate complex or sensitive issues into easy to understand and compelling communications strategies and products, that meet the needs of different target audiences (taking account of culture, capacity and context)

Communication/ Interpersonal Skills
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Good interpersonal skills
* Ability to engage effectively across cultures.

Behavioural Competencies
* Resilience
* Flexibility
* An ability to work under pressure
* Drive and self-motivation to lead work/deliverables of the program to completion.

Please submit your most recent CV and maximum two-page response to how you fit the selection criteria requirements by 28 November, 2018

Location(s): Philippines - National Capital Region - Manila

About the Organization

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.