Content Writer

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Content Writer
Reports to
Communications Adviser
Closing date
28 Jun 2023

About P4I

Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) is an Australian Government initiative partnering with Southeast Asia to drive sustainable, inclusive, and resilient growth through quality infrastructure. P4I partners with Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

P4I works with partners to strengthen infrastructure decision-making and practice across the transport, energy, utilities and telecommunications sectors. P4I’s focus is on the early stages of the infrastructure lifecycle, including planning and prioritisation, financing strategy, and procurement. 

The 4 main services offered by P4I are linkages with Australian government agencies and other institutions, technical and policy advice, infrastructure project advice and knowledge-sharing and learning. As the foundation of quality infrastructure, P4I also integrates gender equality, disability, and social inclusion, and disaster risk reduction and climate change considerations into all activities. 

Delivered through a single team, P4I is led by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in collaboration with EY, Adam Smith International, The Asia Foundation and Ninti One. P4I has a regional head office in Bangkok, with staff also located in Australia and each partner country. 

The Role

P4I requires a writer to respond to a range of writing and editing assignments to promote P4I activities and priorities in Southeast Asia. The writer will be expected to write and/or edit a range of P4I communications and knowledge content across the entire P4I portfolio on a casual or part-time basis. 

P4I communications is focused on promoting P4I services and expertise, showcasing Australian infrastructure examples and impact, and advocating for resilient and inclusive infrastructure in Southeast Asia. 

Requests for content may be for the communication channels of P4I, DFAT and senior DFAT representatives, Australian embassies in partner countries, and government partners. Assignments will often involve liaising with technical infrastructure experts, conducting independent research, and/or translating technical and complex information into plain English. 

Reporting to the Communications Advisor, the role will be utilised around 1 to 2 days per week over a 12-month period (up to 80 days in total). 


The position holder will: 

  • Write and/or edit a range of P4I communications and knowledge content, including reports, website articles, social media posts, factsheets, case studies, video scripts, human interest or impact stories, media releases, speeches and blogs or thought leadership pieces. 
  • Adapt writing style to suit different audiences and communication channels, including P4I, DFAT, Australian embassies in region and government partners. 
  • Liaise with P4I’s technical team and partners to inform content development and drafting, including turning complex information into plain English for a wide audience. 
  • Conduct independent research on infrastructure topics to add contextual analysis and relevant data/statistics to content, particularly blogs. 
  • Ensure writing is inclusive and accessible, and in alignment with the Australian Government Style Manual and P4I communications guidance. 
  • Provide suggestions on photos, graphics or imagery to accompany written content. 
  • Collaborate with the P4I Communications team to support busy content workflow and meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit a CV and information below in an email with subject “[Candidate Name] – Content Writer” to

When applying, please include the following information: 

  1. Outline relevant experience and qualifications (no more than one page) 
  2. Attach a portfolio or links to examples of relevant written work 
  3. Include daily fee rate (inclusive of all applicable tax) 
  4. Names and contact details of two referees 

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (Bangkok time) on Wednesday 28 June 2023

Due to the high volume of applications for P4I positions, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.