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Communications Volunteer

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Title:

Communications Volunteer

Organization:

Asian Turtle Program (ATP)

Location:

Hanoi

Duration:

06 months with possible extension

Position reports to:

Vietnam Turtle Program Coordinator

The ATP is seeking a suitable Communication Volunteer based in Hanoi.

About the ATP in Vietnam

The Asian Turtle Program was established in 1998, incorporated into the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/Cleveland Zoological Society's Asia regional program in 2003. More recently, in 2014, the ATP merged with the UK registered charity, Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC), to extend the scope of work to include additional taxa during field surveys and alternative livelihoods. Since the ATP originated with the development of the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) at Cuc Phuong National Park in Vietnam a key focus has always been on the conservation of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles (TFT) in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Vietnam.

The aim of the ATP is to establish a safe and sustainable future for Asian turtles, and to ensure that no further turtle species become extinct in the region. We implement strategic interventions that directly contribute to the conservation of Asian turtles, helping to ensure efficient use of limited resources, as well as developing capacity, strengthening leadership, and ultimately effecting positive attitudinal and behavioural change within society.

Activities in Vietnam have focused on priority species including critically endangered and endemic species of greatest conservation concern. Project focus on the endemic Vietnamese Pond Turtle (Mauremys annamensis), Bourret's Box Turtle (Cuora bourreti), Southern Vietnamese box turtle (Cuora picturata) in central Vietnam, and the legendary Hoan Kiem Turtle/Swinhoe's Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in northern Vietnam. Swinhoe's Softshell Turtle is largely recognised as the most endangered turtle species in the world.

Scope of work

The objective of this assignment is to support the development of high quality communications products to enable ATP to launch social media campaign, raise awareness of the public toward TFT conservation in Vietnam.  

Main responsibilities:

The Communications Volunteer will undertake communication-related jobs at both organizational and program levels. The Communications Volunteer’s tasks include but are not limited to the followings:

  • Taking high quality photographs which can be used for awareness materials, publications, including adding to the ATP photos library
  • Produce videos that tell the stories of ATP’s work in Vietnam including development of ideas with the ATP management team, taking raw footage, and editing
  • Produce posters, infographics, brochures, etc. as required to promote the ATP’s research and conservation work in Vietnam
  • Help develop both internal and external communication platforms (newsletters, Facebook, brochures, presentation and document standards, website, various promotional materials, etc.)
  • Produce leaflets, briefs, videos, or other documents as required to promote rescue and conservation work of the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation (TCC) and the ATP species programs
  • Involve with ATP’s website improvement
  • Liaise with designers, printers and other contractors where needed
  • Any other tasks as agreed with the supervisor

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated high level photography and videography skills
  • Good English skill, both written and verbal
  • Experience using graphic and/or publication design programs
  • Passionate about wildlife conservation
  • Able and willing to work well in field
  • High level of motivation, with ability to remain focused with limited supervision

Application procedure

Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, and supporting documents to: 

Hoang Van Ha – Vietnam Turtle Program Coordinator
Indo-Myanmar Conservation
Email: hvha@asianturtleprogram.org

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

 

 
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