12 month, full time contract position with the potential for extension
Based in Vientiane
The goal of BEQUAL is to ensure all girls and boys, especially those experiencing disadvantage, complete a quality basic education to achieve literacy, numeracy and other life skills. The program will address education policy, planning and coordination, increased child participation in and access to basic education, teacher education and improved school infrastructure.
Coffey through BEQUAL is currently seeking applications from Lao nationals for the position of National Primary Curriculum Support Officer.
The Communications Coordinator will assist in the development and implementation of media, communications and promotional activities in support of BEQUAL goals and objectives and report directly to the Communication Specialist.
The Communications Coordinator supports the development and implementation of all public diplomacy, promotional and communications materials and maintains close working relationships with DFAT Vientiane, Ministry of Education officers, BEQUAL partners and media stakeholders.
This role plays an important part in the implementation of BEQUAL’s Communication Strategy.
The ideal candidate will have a Degree in Communication, Public Relations, Media or a related field and will have considerable experience in delivering high quality communication activities and initiatives. Demonstrated experience in writing, editing and proof reading communication documents for publication combined with the experience in working with the media and government agencies will be required for success. Strong computer skills with Indesign, Publisher, website applications as well as exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to network and work collaboratively with colleagues are all essential.
This position is open to Lao nationals only.
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A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."