Communications Officer, Education Pathways to Peace

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 July 2020
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Job Description

Communications Officer, Education Pathways to Peace

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.


Project Overview and Role:

The Communications Officer will be supporting the Donor Coordination and Communications Adviser in planning, designing, and managing implementation of the Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways) Program Communications Strategy to generate public support for long-term education reforms in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The role works in close collaboration with the Program, Operations and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Research and Learning (MEARL) teams, focal points of partner organisations, Palladium HQ, government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, donors and civil society.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Child Protection: Level 2
The responsibilities of the project employee may involve contact and working with children or young people.

Duties: The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support Pathways Donor Coordination and Communications Adviser in delivering the Communications Strategy and implementation plan;
  • Support coordination of assets for program libraries and online portal - templates, key messages, guidance, videos, photos, publications and research;
  • Support program stakeholder consultations and events, and Communications and Engagement Community of Practice meetings;
  • Manage the stakeholder contacts database, merchandise list, suppliers list and media monitoring tracker;
  • Administration of communications assets - camera and sound equipment, merchandise, and signage and banners;
  • Support stakeholder engagement with Responsive Innovation Fund grantees and thematic partners;
  • Support communications and engagement training with internal staff, implementing partners and government entities;
  • Support development of program impact stories and content, specifically obtaining consent, taking photos/video and conducting interviews;
  • Contribute to program reporting and the sharing of program results, including a periodic review and evaluation of communication efforts;
  • Desktop publishing and design for publications, social media and signage; and
  • Other duties as required by the Donor Coordination and Communications Adviser consistent with the incumbent’s qualifications and experience.


Required Qualifications: The Communications Officer should possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

  • Degree in education, development communications, journalism or relevant discipline;
  • Strong professional experience in a communications role with government or a donor organisation in the Philippines;
  • Able to think creatively, strategically and engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work productively with a diverse team to achieve outstanding results;
  • Evidence of capability to design and produce high quality communications for a range of purposes and audiences;
  • Capability to employ a range of media platforms including web-based and social media communications channels to maximise reach;
  • Understanding of the socio/political context of the BARMM;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, liaison and interpersonal skills;
  • Familiarity with Australian Government-funded programs preferred.

Important Note:
Along with their CV (maximum 4 pages), interested applicants must submit a written response (2-4 pages only) addressing their suitability for the role as per the qualifications enumerated above.

Application close date : 19 July 2020



About the Organization

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.


Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars: • International Development • Strategy Execution Consulting • Impact Investment • Training and Events We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

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