Communication Officer, Yangon (MYA-1643-2)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
Contract: 24 months | Location: Yangon, Myanmar |Salary: Pay band H (from USD 924 gross per month) | Deadline for Applications: 06 September 2018 (23.59 UK time)

Communication Officer, Yangon (MYA-1643-2)


We are looking for a Communication Officer to support the execution of a communication strategy (internal and external) within the country. Led by the Senior Communications Manager, and working with programme staff, the Communication Officer will create and deliver outputs related to internal and change communications, and external communications planning and delivery including press releases, PR, and stakeholder communications within the country. These outputs will reinforce the British Council’s position as a cultural relations organisation with high quality products and services that positively change lives.


As a Communication Officer, you will support the delivery of an annual communications plan that is measurable, objective, and in line with corporate and country strategy. Being able to support the development and delivery of bespoke communications outputs for projects, taking into account audiences, key messages and project objectives, such as calls for applications and contra promotions for partners are also some of your main roles.


To be considered, you need to possess a relevant degree e.g. communications, journalism, marketing, or equivalent level of experience with demonstrable experience in creating communications outputs for different audiences across different platforms. Experience in supporting communication campaigns across sectors, products and services including promoting messages relating to value propositions along with a global organisation exposure are desirable. It is also essential that you have excellent written English and Myanmar language skills.



For more information please see Role Profile and British Council Generic Behaviours 


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 06 September 2018 (23:59 UK Time).


About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Recruitment team ( based in Singapore.


Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, and that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager.

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.


 All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.


The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in Article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.