Junior Communication Consultant

WorldFish, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st May, 2021

Job Description

We are looking for a junior communication consultant to join WorldFish, to deliver up to 108 days over the next 9 months, to drive and support strategic communication efforts that lead to the greater recognition of the multiple values of small-scale fisheries to inform policy and investment decisions. The focus of this consultancy is to package and disseminate research-backed messages about small-scale fisheries to target audiences, and support efforts to empower small-scale fisheries advocates to advance their goals at local, regional and government levels. This role is remotely-based and requires regular meetings with the Illuminating Hidden Harvests team at 11am UTC.

Responsibilities include:

Take a leading role in implementing the communication strategy for the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) research report due out in late 2021 and support ongoing communication activities to drive uptake of the IHH findings in 2022 and beyond:

  • Support development of IHH webpage and digital report.
  • In line with IHH social media campaign plan, develop social media content, including posts, visuals and videos.
  • Provide advice and support to IHH authors around graphics for their IHH chapter/sub-chapter and related communication products.
  • Create a series of country and territory case study author profiles.
  • Create and distribute IHH news updates.
  • Support development of IHH key messages, IHH key message infographic, flyer on SSF & SDGs.
  • Attend and contribute to bi-weekly IHH team meetings.
  • Provide support and help to coordinate any IHH-related events (e.g. launch event, webinars, national/regional rollout events, etc).
  • Collaborate and coordinate with IHH partners in the development and dissemination of all IHH communication messages, products and activities.
  • Develop communication products to promote the diverse contributions of small-scale fisheries in support of and for use during the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 (IYAFA). Products may include but are not limited to human interest stories, blog posts, infographics media releases, brochures, social media posts, videos, policy briefs, etc.
  • Work in collaboration and coordination with WorldFish, FAO and other SSF advocates to deliver messages, activities and communication products in support of the IYAFA communication strategy and in line with the Small-scale Fisheries Guidelines.
  • The position is being recruited as part of the Building capacity, coordination and communication for collective action on small scale fisheries project (‘Oak SSF project’; 2018-2022) funded by the Oak Foundation and led by international research center WorldFish.


Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of communications as a strategic tool to drive change.
  • Portfolio of communication outputs that demonstrate dynamism and creativity.
  • Experience developing a diverse range of communication products, including blogposts, infographics, media releases, social media content, videos, newsletters, policy briefs and human interest stories.
  • Ability to interact effectively with people in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing demands.
  • Ability to learn quickly, be creative and flexible, with a strong personal drive and integrity.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, with ability to build productive working relationships and networks.

Desirable qualifications and competencies

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or a relevant field.
  • Knowledge of small-scale fisheries and using strategic communications to raise awareness of their role, importance, challenges and opportunities.
  • Knowledge of other UN languages, in particular, French or Spanish.
  • Experience in implementing communication strategies and campaigns.
  • Experience developing webpages/websites.
  • Experience communicating research results to non-technical audiences.


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