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Closing Date: 5 Aug 2022, 12 midnight, Beijing time

Jointly established by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) is an ongoing program to facilitate the exchange of development-related knowledge among ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs). It draws primarily on the PRC’s experience in promoting rapid economic growth and social transformation over the past 40 years.

The project coordinator will work in RKSI based at ADB Resident Mission in the PRC (PRCM) in Beijing. The position is PRC centric where a successful candidate will have deep awareness and knowledge of the country’s development, institutions, and language, as well as passion to share its stories with other developing countries.

Scope of Work

With limited supervision, the project coordinator will contribute to the realization of RKSI’s mandate and implementation of RKSI workplan by: (i) facilitating various knowledge products; (ii) promoting knowledge dissemination, such as, website and social media communications; (iii) organizing core and co-sponsored events/trainings/workshops; (iv) assisting with progress summary and resource application; (v) assisting in deepening relationships with knowledge partners and expanding RKSI’s network; and (vi) other knowledge sharing and services as needed. The incumbent will report to designated international staff and national staff on substantive technical, policy-related, and operational aspects, and for day-to-day administrative matters.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

With oversight from the Head of RKSI based in ADB PRCM, the consultant will work closely with ADB HQ-based national officer in performing the following tasks:

  • Coordinate RKSI events/trainings/workshops, including liaison with various knowledge partners, regional DMCs, government agencies, academies, resource persons, ADB staff, and other relevant participants. In particular, the person will:
  • Ensure all activities are efficiently, timely, and professionally completed;
  • Conduct event evaluation and knowledge demand surveys, analyzes their results, and recommend suggestions for improvement;
  • Ensure budget estimates and liquidation reports are consistent with ADB standards;
  • Ensure all logistics are well-arranged; and
  • Produce and help in the production of event related knowledge outputs.
  • Liaise with various knowledge partners to deliver knowledge products, such as, key highlights of RKSI events, publications, good practices/case studies, workshop proceedings, video clips, and others.
  • Explore more effective marketing and dissemination approaches to further increase public reach of RKSI knowledge products, including ensuring face-to-face events are well recorded, captured and summarized, and optimizing the RKSI website content using multiple platforms.
  • Ensure and assist in RKSI operations, including daily correspondence and documents preparation, RKSI project records maintenance, meeting and appointment arrangements, and others.
  • Monitor budgets and costs of RKSI activities, including liquidation of advances and expenses, and ensures they are in line with ADB practices and guidelines.
  • Produce interesting and easy to understand short knowledge products, such as, videos, blogs, policy briefs, infographics and data visualization contents that share the PRC’s experiences and lessons with other developing countries.
  • Create and modify contents that can be disseminated through new social media channels, such as, TikTok and others.
  • Timely update of the RKSI website with new activities and products, and populate older materials onto the website to turn it into an East Asia Knowledge Repository.
  • Supervise administrative contractors and service providers.
  • Provide inputs to departmental/division reporting as required.
  • Address queries on RKSI programs, strategies, and processes.
  • Arrange meetings, appointments, travels, and missions in compliance with ADB standards.
  • Perform other duties as may be required.

Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in one or more of these fields: multimedia, journalism, public policy, economics, business, commerce, international relations, environment, and health.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in an international organization.
  • Strong communication skills and good understanding of various government agencies, academics, international organizations, and media.
  • Good understanding of knowledge dissemination and public communications.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress, and to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, and to work effectively and efficiently with individuals at various levels.
  • Have good interpersonal skills, such as, understanding the needs of others, listening well, receptive to feedback, carrying out feedback, and explaining and advocating ideas.
  • Strong learning ability and ability to propose innovative solutions.
  • Good writing and oral communication skills in English and Mandarin.
  • Good computer skills, such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe Creative suites.
  • Candidate who is creative and skilled in writing, graphic and video production, and/or has a strong social media dissemination and website management experience will be highly advantageous.

Closing Date: 5 Aug 2022, 12 midnight, Beijing time

Jointly established by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) is an ongoing program to facilitate the exchange of development-related knowledge among ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs). It draws primarily on the PRC’s experience in promoting rapid economic growth and social transformation over the past 40 years.

The social media coordinator will work for RKSI based in the ADB PRC Resident Mission (PRCM) in Beijing. The objective of the assignment is to improve, optimize, and grow the social media presence of RKSI. RKSI aims to better disseminate knowledge using multimedia products to enhance awareness of emerging development issues among the PRC and other ADB DMCs.

Scope of Work

The social media coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing the social media strategy and publicity outreach of RKSI activities (events and products). These include creating contents (e.g., videos and designing graphics), analyzing data across platforms, researching the underlying algorithms, coordinating with ADB’s Department of Communications, and organizing paid publicity outreach. The social media coordinator is expected to work independently with limited supervision in all aspects of managing RKSI’s social media channels. 

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

With oversight from the Head of RKSI based in ADB PRCM, the consultant will work closely with ADB HQ-based national officer in performing the following tasks:

  • Create contents e.g., write and edit social media posts and blogs, design banners and infographics, produce videos, and other related tasks.
  • Build campaigns and promote content with a clear grasp of social media algorithms to maximize content reach and engagement.
  • Cover live events e.g., promote speakers and hashtags, take photos, and other related tasks. 
  • Collaborate with partners in content creation and promotion.
  • Use analytics in measuring performance of social media strategy e.g., set measurable goals for each channel and campaign, interpret results to optimize campaigns, report weekly, quarterly, and yearly.
  • Set strategy e.g., align content with objectives of the project, coordinate content calendars with partners, and manage influencer and advocate programs.
  • Perform other duties as may be required.

Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, information technology, or related disciplines.
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant work experience preferably in international organizations.
  • Proven skills and demonstrable results in copywriting, design (graphics and video), community engagement, behavioral psychology, and analytics.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and Mandarin.
  • Ability to remain up-to-date with the latest development and experimenting with new social media marketing strategies.
  • Highly adaptable with ability to keep up with rapid changes in social media and learn the necessary skills e.g., graphic design, and video editing.
  • Proficient in using video editing, photo editing, and graphic design software.
  • Must have his or her own device and software to take and edit videos, photos, and graphics.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and to work effectively and efficiently with individuals at various levels.
  • Have good interpersonal skills, such as, understanding the needs of others, listening well, receptive to feedback, carrying out feedback, and explaining and advocating ideas.
  • Strong learning ability and ability to propose innovative solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress, and ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.

Closing Date: 5 Aug 2022, 12 midnight, Beijing time

Jointly established by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) is an ongoing program to facilitate the exchange of development-related knowledge among ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs). It draws primarily on the PRC’s experience in promoting rapid economic growth and social transformation over the past 40 years.

The videographer will work for RKSI based in the ADB PRC Resident Mission (PRCM) in Beijing. The objective of the assignment is to produce videos to be shared on RKSI website and social media channels. RKSI aims to better disseminate knowledge using multimedia products to enhance awareness of emerging development issues among the PRC and other DMCs.

Scope of Work

The videographer is responsible for pre, current, and post-production of videos. These include but not limited to script writing, logistics, filming including drone shots, rough cut editing, creating graphics and visual effects, and recording of narration and music. The videographer is expected to work independently with limited supervision in all aspects of the video production. 

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

With oversight from the Head of RKSI based in ADB PRCM, the consultant will work closely with ADB HQ-based national officer in performing the following tasks:

  • Produce a draft design concept of the videos including the script and required logistics for initial feedback.
  • Produce graphic works for videos or other outputs.
  • Develop and research ideas, create an initial framework, write or adapt the idea or story into a script, and weave together visual elements into the script.
  • Following the above, produce the draft videos, incorporate comments, and finalize the piece.
  • Deliver the final videos in ready-to-upload format for RKSI website and social media sites.
  • Closely coordinate and update the RKSI team on the status of the videos.
  • Perform other duties as may be required.

Ownership rights of all production materials shall reside with ADB. All source files and the final project file should be submitted to RKSI. The videographer is required to keep a copy of all original files for at least a year.

The videographer shall provide his/her own equipment, facilities, and all necessary software related to video editing and production. These equipment and facilities include but are not limited to cameras, lenses, drones, lighting and grip equipment, sound recording equipment, digital non-linear editing system, sound transfer facilities, editing facilities and video post-production facilities. The videographer should have access to stock footages from external film and video archives, background music, and sound effects.

ADB shall pay for the airfare, per diem, excess baggage, in and out allowances and other ancillary fees related to the video filming mission.

Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Be creative and have a passion for producing works that stand out.
  • Have at least 5 years of work experience as a videographer/photographer, specializing in videography, stills photography, aerial photography, and graphic design.
  • Demonstrable experience in producing videos independently with limited supervision.
  • Be highly proficient in using video editing, photo editing, and graphic design software, such as, Adobe Premium Pro, After Effects, Final Cuts Pro.
  • Must have his or her own device and software to take and edit videos, photos, and graphics.
  • Have good written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and to work effectively and efficiently with individuals at various levels.
  • Have good interpersonal skills, such as, understanding the needs of others, listening well, receptive to feedback, carrying out feedback, and explaining and advocating ideas.
  • Strong learning ability and ability to propose innovative solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress, and ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • The following skills would be an asset: (i) basic coding skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; (ii) experience working with international development agencies/organizations; (iii) producing animation.

How to apply:

Please submit your cover letter, CV, and relevant sample works to Dorothea M. Ramizo (dramizo@adb.org) and Carla Lagunda Felix (cfelix@adb.org)

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