Communication Officer

People in Need

People in Need began providing aid to Nepal in 2015 when the country was hit by the most destructive earthquake in the last 80 years. The earthquake left more than 8,500 people dead and thousands of others found themselves without a roof over their heads. Nepal is among one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and therefore today…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jul 05, 2022

Job Description

Location: Kathmandu with regular visits to areas of presence

Duration: 6-months with the possibility of extension subject to funding and performance

Reports to: Communication and Advocacy Manager

Introduction

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role in advocating and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations affected by disasters including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity. PIN has also supported Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind with resilience (focused on shelter and resettlement) and inclusive education programming. PIN-Nepal is strongly committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.

Scope of work

Under the direct supervision of the Communication and Advocacy Manager, the Communications Officer will be primarily responsible for timely and effective communications & information sharing, and management of the Country Program (CP) advocacy & visibility strategy and related activities. S/he will be working closely with HQ Communication & Advocacy Department (CAD) in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as PIN Nepal Senior Management, Program Managers, different departments, staff, and implementing partners. S/he will be supporting PIN’s Communication and Advocacy Manager for the overall visibility and communication of People in Need and its strategy. S/he will strictly adhere to PIN Code of Conduct and key policies including Media Policy, Child Protection, and Safeguarding Policy.

Task and Responsibilities

Social Media and Media Production

  • Develop engaging content (in Nepali and English) for PIN Nepal social media channels (Facebook, Instagram), including photographs, videos, or multimedia content. S/he is required to coordinate with local staff and partner’s team for necessary local language translation.
  • Create content and regular update of PIN Nepal microsite.
  • Take photographs of projects, record audio-visual materials directly in the field, and produce articles, and multimedia content for PIN Nepal microsite and PIN global website based on it.
  • Extract ‘stories of change’ and ‘project achievements stories’ from the reports produced by PIN and partners, and produce visibility materials (blogpost, articles, infographic)
  • Produce graphics ensuring they are in line with PIN’s Graphic Standard Manual and cooperates with HQ-based graphic designer.
  • Coordinate with each program to collect the information and pictures from field visits.
  • Responsible for following up with teams on receiving and archiving media consent forms and photos in PIN archiving system.

Workshops and Capacity Building Training

  • Facilitate the preparation and execution of workshops, conferences and events.
  • Assist in preparing training materials

Administrative Tasks

  • Liaise with logistics on the production of communication materials, such as printing leaflets, brochures, banners, and preparing other visibility materials (such as t-shirts, bags, calendars, notebooks)
  • Archive the best photos of PIN projects that highlight the organization’s work and values and upload them to Canto with proper captions and photo details.
  • Work with program team members to conceptualize and implement communication strategies and campaigns based on our target donors, supporters, and partners
  • Identify key messages and content of the programs, projects, and activities of the Organization to promote relevant information and stories in Nepal through traditional and social media.
  • Maintain journalists and other mass-multimedia stakeholder’s contact list.

Documentation/Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Assist Communications Manager in compiling communication reports to donors, development of country program’s communication & visibility strategy and annual action plan.
  • Support program team and departments in collecting data, information and compiling it.
  • Translation (English to Nepali/Nepali to English, and other local languages-where needed) of PIN visibility materials such as stories, brochures, leaflets, reports, etc.
  • Transcribe audio/video content collected from the field (English to Nepali/Nepali to English).
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of communication materials and advocacy events/campaigns to the targeted audiences.
  • Support in the development of best practices, success stories, and case stories for different projects and interventions
  • Prepare evaluation brief, and report summary in collaboration with the project and MEAL team as required.
  • Provide critical inputs and analysis into draft reporting submitted by different projects and departments

Other tasks as assigned by the line manager

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies, Social Science or any relevant field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the relevant field of work, behavior change communication, journalism, and mass media preferably in media houses or donor-funded related activities.
  • Familiarity with computer skills including knowledge of relevant software like Microsoft Office, photo editing, and video editing tools like Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and InDesign.

Competencies

  • Demonstrated strong competencies in working with various donors, and media, and producing communication and visibility materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Able to present information, and ideas and express opinions confidently to internal and external audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in both English and Nepali. Other local language(s) is a plus.
  • Good editing skills.
  • Able to think creatively and translate creative thinking into tangible outputs.
  • Able to work effectively with other people and in the team.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.

How to Apply

Submit an updated CV and Motivation letter to the following link before 18th July 2022. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained.

PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Dalit, Minorities (ethnic, sexual & gender) and Janajati candidates are strongly encouraged!

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