Communications Lead – Australia Wide

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Last update: Jun 7, 2022 Last update: Jun 7, 2022


Deadline: Jun 13, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Australia Australia
Sectors: Media and Communications, Marketing Media and Communications, Marketing
Job type: Permanent position
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: May 27, 2022


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Be a part of a global consulting firm that makes a positive impact. This role is to lead the visibility and profile of Australia and the Australia Infrastructure, Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP).

Why Tetra Tech International Development? 

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Work in a great team with a wide range of communications responsibilities
  • Full-time until date 30 June 2024
  • Australia wide, Canberra based preferred.

The Program

The Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) is Australia’s largest and most significant infrastructure investment in the Pacific. This infrastructure initiative is actively engaging with countries in the region to significantly boost Australia's support for infrastructure development in Pacific countries and Timor-Leste. The Facility uses loan funding combined with grants to support the development of high priority, quality infrastructure. The AIFFP Support Unit provides services to the AIFFP in facilitating due diligence for these investments. Tetra Tech works on behalf of the Australian Government to deliver these services.

The Position
The Communications Lead will enhance the visibility and profile of Australia and the AIFFP through proactive multi-media communication campaigns that highlight AIFFP impact, outputs and delivery at both a project and facility level. The Communications Lead will proactively identify opportunities, propose and deliver content to enhance Australia’s visibility in the Pacific infrastructure space. 

In the position, you will also:

  • Deliver the Communications Strategy and Workplan in coordination with the AIFFP communications team.
  • Identify opportunities and write content to promote the AIFFP, and its investments, in relevant newspapers, websites, blogs, op-eds, radio, social media and other channels.
  • Determine the need and produce promotional material for each investment including fact sheets, brochures, promotional videos etc.
  • Support announcements domestically and in the region, (signing ceremonies, events, opening ceremonies, hand-over events etc), this will include drafting media release, social media, speeches, promotional video scripts, etc.
  • Manage the AIFFP’s website including posting content and re-design as necessary.
  • Identify and support opportunities for the AIFFP to participate in outreach opportunities (like key conferences and events) in the sphere of infrastructure, project financing and the Pacific.
  • Develop and deliver Media and Communications plans for individual investments. 
  • Ensure the AIFFP’s branding approach, including visibility and recognition guidelines products, and materials, stays relevant and maximise Australia’s recognition and influence – and guidance is easily accessible for investment teams and proponents. 
  • Design and deliver merchandise that enhances the AIFFP branding and Australian recognition.
  • Work with the AIFFP to support the needs of Australian diplomatic missions in promoting the AIFFP.
  • Work closely with relevant communications contacts within DFAT’s Office of the Pacific, DFAT and others to ensure consistency of messaging. 
  • Manage and deliver the AIFFP’s on-site branding policy.
  • Monitor all activities and report on progress and lessons learned.

The Person

We are looking for someone who has highly developed, proven written communication skills with demonstrated experience providing accurate, high quality public diplomacy material. You will also be a natural when it comes to building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders to enable consultation, development and socialisation of the AIFFP’s objectives and successes. 

The right person would also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent work experience in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, International Development, or related discipline.
  • Experience in developing and implementing communications plans and strategies, and in the development and management of communications products and digital and social media channels.
  • Experience working within Pacific and Timor-Leste contexts.
  • Experience working flexibly in a cross-cultural, multi-lingual environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience integrating gender, disability, and socially inclusive content in communications for development strategies, plans and materials/products, including in the development of accessible websites.

How to Apply

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit https://intdev.tetratechasiapacific.com/careers and search for job number 499681. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.

For further enquiries, please contact us at IDEV.HRServices@tetratech.com and quote the job reference number 499681.

Applications close: 13 June 2022, 11.55pm (AEST)

This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. 

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.