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Communication advisor for the regional office in Asia

The application period for the position as communication advisor has been finished. It is no longer possible to apply for the position.


Placement: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 2 years
Planned starting date: January 2016
Report to: Regional Manager Asia


We believe that you are a skilled and experienced communicator, passionate about creating engaging and effective communication and in getting to know your target audiences. You are used to work independently within given framework and take large responsibility for achieving results. You have very good planning, organizing, reporting and writing skills. As this position includes educating and supervising colleagues in communication, storytelling and social media you need the capability to be pedagogic and inspirational. You like working with others to reach common goals, as well as taking own initiatives and work independently.

The work is under delegation and supervision by the Regional Manager and part of the regional team, but also part of a global communication project run by Diakonia Head Office in Sweden.

Main Responsibilities

Develop and facilitate implementation of a communication plan for Diakonia in Asia

Produce information and fundraising material from Diakonia’s work in Asia in close cooperation with the department for communication and fundraising at Diakonia’s Head Office in Stockholm.

Strengthen and implement communication aspects in the fundraising and advocacy work in the region and to target groups in Sweden

Coordinate and facilitate Diakonia’s external communication in Asia

Build capacity of staff at the Country offices in communication

Coordinate and serve as link between Diakonia Head Office, Regional office and Country offices on designated tasks.

Qualifications and Experience

Higher education in information/communication or similar.

Experience from leading or coordinating communication work within an organisation, company or other institution.

Long experience of writing and editing texts for different channels and target groups in both English and Swedish

Knowledge of web publishing and social media

Good knowledge of photography

Good interpersonal skills and experience from working in a multicultural setting.


Strategic and analytical ability.

Personal maturity and social skills.

Good language skills in English and Swedish.


Knowledge of Diakonia’s thematic areas and development issues

Experience of popular movement work.

Experience from living and working abroad.

Experience in donor relations, resource mobilization

Experience of graphic design and/or film

For information about the position

Regional Manager (based in Thailand): Ankin Ljungman, tel. + 66 (0)53 30 00 99

Head of International Department: Eva Åberg, tel. +46 (0)8 453 69 05

Head of Communication and Fundraising: Helena Lind, +46 (0)8 453 69 23     

Last application date

Applications must be written in English. The application is made through Diakonia's application form, where you will also paste your cover letter. Attach your CV with your application form to rekrytering@diakonia.se no later than the 27th of November 2015.

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