Communications Officer

OIC: The Cambodia Project is an initiative working to establish speech therapy in Cambodia for people with communication and swallowing disabilities.
We launched in 2013 in partnership with CABDICO, a Cambodian disability organisation, to start the country's first program in bringing speech therapy to Cambodia for the more than 600,000 people with communication and swallowing disabilities.
We have four priority areas of work:
  • We will establish the first university course in speech therapy in Cambodia by 2020, to train the first generation of Cambodian speech therapists.
  • We will ensure jobs for these graduates are created, both in the private and public sector.
  • We will raise awareness amongst all levels of community and government, as speech therapy is an entirely new concept in Cambodia.
  • We will influence government policy, to ensure local ownership of the solution.
Over the last two years we have helped more than 100 children and have accomplished a number of key goals including piloting Cambodia's first independently evaluated speech therapy training program.
We have a 14-year strategy from 2017 to 2030, that will ensure speech therapy is led by Cambodians and available to all who need it in Cambodia. Our end goal is 100 speech therapists employed by government by 2030, after which OIC will exit the country and government will take over.
Position Purpose:
To support the communications activities of OIC: The Cambodia Project to donors, supporters, and the public. The Communications Officer will maintain the OIC brand and ensure the high quality of communications materials, both print and online. The position will support the Communications Manager and develop key projects.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Design communication materials, such as leaflets, infographics and other related digital assets
  • Write online stories for posting on the website and other online platforms
  • Provide English editing and proofreading support for social media posts
  • Build relations with media outlets in Cambodia as needed
  • Develop promotional videos as needed
  • Provide support to other communication related tasks as requested
Person Specification:
Essential qualifications, experience, skills, and personal attributes:
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good story telling and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a small team
  • Be self-confident, flexible, motivated and a good communicator
  • Be reliable in your effort to work to a high standard
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and using own initiative
Desirable qualifications, experience, skills, and personal attributes:
  • Familiar in using graphic designing and video editing software
  • Experience working with media
Time requirements:
This position is for a term of a minimum of three months for approximately 15hrs per week. The position can be completed remotely or in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Mentoring support from the Communications Manager, Managing Director and other OIC staff
  • Experience in a small, flexible team pioneering something new in the field of development
  • Opportunities to participate in (or facilitate) internal training activities
  • Access to a global network of peers and mentors with expertise in international development, project management, fundraising, communications, and more
  • Ownership over the communication materials you have developed, such as stories, videos, infographics, etc
  • Work reference after the completion of your volunteering work with OIC

Applications should contain:
  • A one page cover letter, explaining why you think you’re the best person for the position.
  • A no-longer-than-two-page CV
Please address submissions and questions about this position to philip@oicambodia.org
The deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2016.