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13 March 2018

Outreach Manager-Asia-Pacific

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.

About the Position:

This newly created position within the organization plays a central role in advancing and fulfilling the Internet Society’s outreach needs, goals and objectives throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The role requires a highly motivated multi-skilled individual with strong communications skills, including social media.  The successful candidate will also have a strong understanding of regional Internet policy issues. This position will report to the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau Director, is part of the APAC regional team and will work in close collaboration and cooperation with the entirety of the organization, especially the Strategic Communications team.

Location: Northeast Asia or  Southeast Asia (Major Regional Hub

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and strengthen the Internet Society’s contacts with key influencers and decision-makers, including major media outlets, in the APAC region
  • Facilitate engagement and communications outreach on current and emerging Internet policy issues.
  • Work effectively with a broad spectrum of people and groups, including national governments, regional and international policy and technical fora (e.g. APT, APEC, ITU, GSMA, etc.), media, civil society and private sector groups in a manner that maintains the high standards of the Society.
  • Act as an interface with our Strategic Communications team, helping to share useful information about activities in the region.
  • Develop media narratives for regional communications outreach, including social media, and engage with media organisations to further regional strategic communications objectives.
  • Support global and regional communications initiatives.  General communication and dissemination of news related to projects in collaboration with Strategic Communications.
  • Monitor local and regional policy developments related to the Internet. Analyse, develop and advance a range of Internet policy topics in order to shape and formulate the Internet Society’s strategic policy positions.
  • Research and draft reports and presentations as required on Internet related issues, prepare summaries of external reports for the team, develop surveys, narratives and impact reports, as well as edit externally written articles and reports on ISOC’s regional activities and initiatives.
  • Actively manage the APAC Bureau’s social media and other communications channels.
  • Work collaboratively across the ISOC organization and community, and specifically, in close cooperation with various internal functional teams including Global Policy Development and Strategic Communications.
  • Show autonomy and leadership skills in managing projects and initiatives with a strategic and tactical impact..

Desired Qualifications:

The successful applicant will possess all of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University. Post-graduate qualifications in International Relations, Media/Communications, Information Sciences or Technology would be an asset.
  • Strong understanding of the full mix of communications mediums and their applicability; expertise in a global environment with specific understanding of culture and communications styles within the region.
  • Substantial knowledge of and experience with global Internet public policy issues with a particular emphasis on Internet policy matters in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex and sensitive information to internal and external stakeholders verbally, and through written communications; excellent reporting, writing, editing and analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail. Knowledge of graphic design and visual representation of data is a plus.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written) and at least one major Asian language. Ability to converse in multiple Asian languages will be a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in an international and diverse environment within the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Experience in working with international intergovernmental or corporate organizations.
  • Experience and confidence necessary to represent the Internet Society effectively and professionally in international policy and technology forums.
  • Capacity to work in a multicultural environment and to work effectively across different departments and time zones.
  • Familiarity and comfort with Internet-based communication and work tools and working in active on-line communication environments.
  • Must be able to build consensus on-line.
  • Excellent time management skills, and ability to prioritise tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Commitment to ISOC’s organisational mission, vision and values.
  • The willingness and ability to travel extensively and work flexible hours.

Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Information about the Internet Society and its activities may be found at http://www.InternetSociety.org.

Applicants should forward the attached application, resume, cover letter, along with any other relevant materials:  jobs-outreach-mgr-apac@isoc.org

Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly, and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.

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