Vacancy: Communications Officer for #CitizenActionforTigers

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An opportunity for a young Malaysian to join the exciting world of wildlife conservation and to be a part of Malaysia’s tiger conservation efforts

MYCAT* is looking for an enthusiastic and optimistic young Malaysian with a strong mass communication background to join the team to implement the Citizen Action for Tigers programme. CAT engages and empowers members of the public to take action towards saving Malaysia’s wildlife. Find out more about CAT here: http://www.citizenactionfortigers.my.

The suitable candidate must have:

  • Malaysian citizenship or residency
  • a Malaysian driver’s licence
  • a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Marketing or equivalent
  • a minimum of two years’ experience in the communication field (e.g. journalism, marketing, public relations)
  • high proficiency in English and Bahasa Malaysia
  • excellent writing and organisational skills
  • computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc)
  • energetic, creative, independent, detail-oriented and responsible personality and good work ethics
  • knowledge/interest in the conservation field an advantage
  • ability to work closely with government and non-government partners
  • ability to communicate well with corporate donors and general public

Major Functions:

The primary function of the position is to provide communications support for the implementation, promotion and sustainability of the CAT programme.

The secondary function is to assist MYCAT SO in its general communication needs with various stakeholders, including MYCAT partner NGOs, government partners, members of the public, donors, and the media, towards meeting MYCAT objectives.

This position is based in Petaling Jaya and requires occasional field work at the CAT site (Sungai Yu Corridor, Merapoh, Pahang) and meetings in other states.

Specific Duties:

  1. To produce communication materials to enhance CAT, stakeholder buy-in and public awareness with support from MYCAT staff. These include press releases, publications, reports, brochures, etc.
  2. To assist in communicating with various stakeholders (e.g. government agencies and tourism outfitters) for implementation of CAT.
  3. To fulfil communication requirements stipulated by donors for CAT (e.g. writing reports and blogs).
  4. To liaise with existing and potential donors (both institutional and individual) towards financial sustainability of CAT.
  5. To coordinate media outputs for CAT.
  6. To foster good working relationships with existing partners and develop new ones for CAT.
  7. To update information on MYCAT webpage, CAT microsite and supply information for Facebook updates.
  8. To provide English editorial support for MYCAT communication materials.
  9. To maintain a database on communication resources and media outputs.
  10. To assist in handling daily office operations.

Duration:

Full-time contractual position starting in October 2015, renewable annually.

Interested in joining the team? Send a letter of application to the MYCAT Secretariat’s Office at mycat.so@malayantiger.net. The closing date is 31 August 2015 or when the position is filled, whichever earlier. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Your application must include:

  • a detailed resume or curriculum vitae
  • your expected salary
  • the names and contact details of two referees; at least one on your professional experience
  • an essay in 300 words, on why you want to join the tiger conservation community

*The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) is an alliance of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia Programme and WWF-Malaysia, supported by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia for joint implementation of the National Tiger Conservation Action Plan for Malaysia.

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