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Communication Assistant


  • Organization: IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Location: Suva
  • Grade: Administrative support - A2 - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Conference Services
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Marketing (Digital, Advertisement, Brand, Promotion)
  • Closing Date: 2023-12-03

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Communication Assistant

Under the guidance of the Regional Communications Manager, the Communication Assistant will provide day-to-day support to the Kiwa Initiative Programme to implement the Kiwa Communication Strategy and support communication, processes, guidelines and products are delivered in a timely, effective and accurate manner according to the programme’s annual, quarterly and weekly communication activities and work plans.

Key responsibilities include:

Visibility and Branding
•Support Kiwa programme in development of communications materials and the documentation of project activities, lessons, milestones and successes in the form of human-interest stories, video and photo stories for internal and external dissemination. He / she will also support media engagement as part of awareness raising.
•Assist in the development and production of communications materials through basic graphic designing and basic video editing in line with Kiwa branding guidelines
•Assist the Regional Communications Manager in the implementation of Kiwa Initiative communications and visibility plans
•Contribute to promoting the visibility of Kiwa projects, programmes and the organisation and aligning them with IUCN’s integrity and values and Kiwa communication guidelines.

Knowledge Products management and Events Support
•Assist in facilitating the development and production of knowledge products and communications materials
•Maintain a good relationship with vendors and business suppliers and ensure the correct procurement procedures are followed in the development of knowledge products and communications materials
•Assist in providing communications support at IUCN Kiwa programme events or partner events as and when required
•Assist in providing logistical support to all Kiwa local, regional and international events.

Media Relations, social media and Online Digital Platform management
•Assist based on advice from the ORO Regional Communications Manager and Kiwa AFD Secretariate Communications Manager in communicating Kiwa Programme messages to the public, stakeholders and in ensuring that the media and communication partnerships are kept regularly updated and informed in the process
•Assist in engaging and maintaining relationships with all media by responding to press requests on the advice of the Communications Officer and connecting the Kiwa grantees with viable media opportunities.
•Assist in drafting; press releases and communication materials required and ensure proper IUCN and Kiwa clearance and approval processes are followed before releasing to the various parties concerned.
•Assist the Regional Communications Manager in looking after Kiwa webpage and IUCN Oceania Regional Office (ORO) website and online digital platform, social media accounts and printed knowledge assets
•Assist in the development of IUCN Kiwa quarterly newsletter and messaging updates on other Kiwa partners and AFD Kiwa newsletters.
•In the absence of the Regional Communications Manager, provide direct support in general to communication roles in programmes or projects in coordination with the Kiwa Coordinator and the Programme Coordinators for effective communication. This would entail copying him/her in on all relevant correspondences.
•Work closely with the Regional Communications Manager in developing and implementing the IUCN Kiwa communications strategy and schedule of activities throughout the year.
•Maintain an updated list of media contacts, press, government agencies, and partners
The gross annual salary for this position is between FJD 26'234 and FJD 32'792. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organisations hosted by IUCN.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations and some 15,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

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