Associate Director, Communications and Public Diplomacy

  • Contract
  • Australia
  • Closing date: 24 Apr 2022

Tetra Tech

Why Tetra Tech International Development

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

We have 40+ years’ experience delivering effective and sustainable development projects across Australia and the Indo-Pacific. From improving access to education and health services, supporting economic growth and livelihoods, to water, environment and natural resources management, Tetra Tech brings an integrated approach focused on building the capacity of communities and individuals.

Drawing on the technical expertise and geographic experience of our teams around the world, we provide solutions to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges to support thriving people, thriving communities and a thriving planet.

The Position

As the Associate Director, Communications and Public Diplomacy you will:

· Drive the delivery of high-quality public diplomacy events and products such as project launches and openings. This requires up-to-date political awareness, nuance and understanding across the Indo-Pacific region and of the Australian Government political protocol, ministerial relations and high-stakes logistics arrangements.

· Develop high-quality multi-media communications in support of business development strategies and execution of activities to secure new contracts and grow revenue for the business.

· Be highly motivated, demonstrate strong self-discipline, and work with minimal supervision.

· Engage in and support the dynamics of Tetra Tech’s business through teamwork and demonstrate initiative and flexibility in their engagements.

· Collaborate with the leadership team, senior leaders and staff across Tetra Tech as a senior advisor on communications best practice, strategy and execution.

· Build and maintain meaningful relationships with clients and stakeholders.

· Grow and develop the practice area, engaging in four major areas of work for Tetra Tech; New Business Development, Program Management, Technical Excellence and Organisational and Professional Development.

The Person**

We are seeking a highly motivated, autonomous and collaborative person, who will engage in and support the dynamics of the business through teamwork.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

· Tertiary qualifications or equivalent work experience in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or related discipline.

· Demonstrated experience to understand donor policies on branding aid projects and initiatives – for managing contractors, NGOs, multilaterals and other partners.

· Proven record of developing strategic communications planning and contributing significantly to, or coordinating, relevant policy development and strategic planning at a senior level.

· Proven ability to manage media and communications successfully in a fast-moving environment.

· Change agent with advanced influencing, negotiating and coaching skills – ability to facilitate, inspire and motivate others to collaborate and improve communications practices or approaches.

· Highly developed, proven written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated significant experience providing senior advisory, high-level communication and project leadership and support to executive or high levels of government.

· Proven ability to lead a team, including supervising staff, mentoring, and managing workloads.

· Proven ability to research and analyse complex and high-level information and prepare concise, sensitive and accurate advice.

· Demonstrated experience in building a culture across a business that supports business objectives.

· Superior organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines and be comfortable working effectively under pressure with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.

· Exceptional interpersonal skills, and experience working in partnership with business leaders and key stakeholders.

· Demonstrated ability to plan, draft, edit and proof-read information to publication standard.

· Demonstrate appropriate and professional workplace behaviours in line with the Code of Conduct.

· Maintain a commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity, Ethical Conduct, and record-keeping within legislative requirements.

· Proactively ensures all direct reports understand workplace health and safety requirements and responsibilities. Also maintains a healthy work environment by exercising accountability for the identification and reporting of hazards and injuries in accordance with Tetra Tech International Development policies and procedures.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to safeguarding, gender equality, child protection, respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment of any kind. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

How to apply

How to Apply

Please submit your application online. You will require:

· A maximum two-page cover letter outlining suitability for the role.

· Up-to-date CV

Candidates must have full working rights in Australia for the duration of the Contract.

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit and search for job number 499611. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.

For any enquiries, please contact [email protected] *a*nd quote the job reference number 499611.

Applications close: Sunday, the 24th of April 2022 – 11:00 PM (AEST)