Communications Assistant, Pacific RISE-CTIP, Pacific Islands

Location: Pacific Islands
Program area: Good Governance, Law and Justice
Deadline: January 21, 2024
Type: Regular employment

This position is open to Fiji nationals only

Pacific Regional Initiative and Support for More Effective Counter-Trafficking in Persons (Pacific RISE-CTIP) project is a five-year project implemented by The Asia Foundation with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Pacific RISE-CTIP addresses trafficking in persons (TIP) through a holistic, multi-sectoral approach that engages an inclusive cross-section of PIC stakeholders from government, civil society, and the private sector to strengthen TIP prevention, protection, and prosecution.

The communications assistant works closely with the communications advisor in implementing a cohesive and strategic communications and outreach plan to effectively reach RISE-CTIP’s target audiences using a variety of messaging, content, and activities (both internal and external) and meet a defined set of project deliverables and outcomes. They help develop and edit content in various types of media, coordinate communications logistics, ensure appropriate branding and marking, monitoring and evaluation, and are responsible for knowledge management of all communications materials produced.



Regular interaction with the Pacific RISE-CTIP chief of party, deputy chief of party, communications advisor, senior monitoring, evaluation, and learning officer, monitoring, evaluation, and learning Assistant, and the wider project and Pacific Islands team. Occasional interaction with The Asia Foundation’s Global Communications unit in San Francisco.


Contact, as necessary, with program partners, communications vendors, Pacific Islands stakeholders from government, civil society and private sector working on TIP prevention, protection, and prosecution, as well as development partners and USAID representatives for information exchange and collaboration. Attendance in meetings, conferences, external workshops, and project launches, as appropriate.


Responsive communications

Support the team as required including media monitoring, updating media contacts, answering inbound media requests, and responding to urgent needs.

Content Development

Help develop content ideas, produce visual materials (photographs and videos), contribute to articles, written materials, and documentation for publication, and coordinate with the program’s graphic designers and creatives in producing content, copies, and materials for communications campaigns. Help create content for the Foundation’s global and regional office social media platforms.

Monitoring and Evaluation

In close collaboration with the senior monitoring, evaluation, and learning officer and monitoring, evaluation, and learning assistant, track the progress and impact of the communications and outreach plan versus set objectives and targets, generate insights from data collected, report successes and challenges, and propose improvements.


With program officers and procurement and events management officer, ensure communications logistics at Foundation-supported events.

Branding and Marking

Ensure all materials developed and events organized comply with Foundation and donor marking and branding guidelines.

Knowledge Management

Manage photo and video database, media release and consent forms, and all other communications products developed.


Comply with all grant and contractual requirements, and related regulations and procedures.
Ensure compliance with the Foundation’s policies and practices.
Participate in Foundation-led initiatives as assigned.
Undertake any other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Communications or related field.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a communications role that includes experience in media writing, graphic design, social media, and verbal communications.
  • Hands-on experience working with the media.
  • Strong skills working with social media platforms.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to generate innovative content for sensitive issues and for a variety of audiences, including digital media.
  • Skills in editing visual materials (photography and videography).
  • Excellent verbal skills to effectively communicate with different audiences.
  • Sound time management and work prioritization skills, with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, including the ability to work with cross-cultural teams, and adaptability to developing country contexts.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and regionally as required.

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