External Communications Specialist

Proximity Finance

Proximity Finance

Marketing & Communications
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

The External Communications Specialist is a critical role that executes Proximity Designs communications to international and local audiences. This means working closely with the External Communications Lead to design and maintain a consistent Proximity narrative across platforms. Your goals are to understand the various audiences and increase Proximity’s brand awareness and value. This is a dynamic role for someone willing to get their feet wet (in the office and in the field!) with communications.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans for international and local audiences for Proximity Designs.
  • Write posts and create content (in Burmese) for all Proximity Designs social media channels in a way that interest our audiences, reflects our town of voice and delivers on our objectives.
  • Assist with international and local media and event relations, with particular responsibility for the latter: foster relationships with organizers, create and pitch speaking angles, and manage outside event activities.
  • Coordinate Proximity’s thought leadership approach and speaking opportunities.
  • Help organize events and media relations activities (international and local).
  • Work with Creative Services and external creative partners to develop communications materials.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the organization, both virtually and in the field.
  • Translate relevant social media posts into English.


  • You have 1-2 years of work experience in communications.
  • You are detail-oriented and an excellent communicator, both written and oral.
  • You possess the traits of any successful communicator: adaptability, creativity, empathy for your audience, strong ability to learn and work in teams.
  • You have the ability to work across teams and cultures to build strong relationships.
  • You are interested in being part of an organization that greatly impacts local communities.
  • You are an expert in speaking and writing in Burmese.
  • Fluency in speaking, writing and reading in English.

In return…

You’ll earn a competitive salary, with medical benefits, and incredible opportunities to develop your career. You can expect an annual impact bonus and an amazing office with talented, forward-thinking people.

And, ultimately, you’ll have the opportunity to change lives in Myanmar for the better, while doing groundbreaking work.

About Proximity

Proximity Designs is tackling globally important issues at the nexus of climate change, deep poverty, food insecurity, inequality and political conflict. We do this by helping hundreds of thousands of rural people care for their soils, grow more food, earn better incomes and build resilience against climate change. We address a critical government and market failure, by designing and delivering products and services needed to make farming families more productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable. We offer our low-income customers a suite of innovative and affordable farm solutions such as micro-irrigation systems, bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides, soil health testing kits, on-call crop protection services and farm loans.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve generated USD 782 million in additional income for 1.2 million poor farming households across rural Myanmar. With this income increase, farmers can invest in their future: education for their children, more nutritious food, better healthcare and investments in their farms or other village enterprises.