Communications and External Relations Strategist

CARE Nepal

CARE Nepal  is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting…

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 : 8+ Years
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    Job Category Communications | Public Affairs
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Feb 27, 2022

Job Description

The Communications and External Relations Strategist will lead and coordinate strategic communications on behalf of CARE Nepal. S/he is responsible to strengthen CARE Nepal’s internal and external communications utilizing full range of communications channel for influence, advocacy and resource mobilization. S/he will report to the Country Director and serve as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). S/he will play key role in liaison, coordination and reputation management with CARE’s partners, other I/NGOs, civil society networks, government stakeholders, donors, journalists and media organizations.

S/he will provide strategic planning and leadership for CARE Nepal’s visibility and influence in Nepal. S/he will develop communications strategy outlining priority message to reach key internal/external audience segment, work with the country office team to prioritize highest-value publications, events, media/social media campaigns, identify the most compelling impact data, innovation story, emerging trends, and field anecdotes through engagement in various meetings and share with the key audience segments via the best communications channel to achieve the desired actions or results.

 S/he will work closely with program team and partners in preparation and production of priority communication materials. S/he is responsible to build capacity of CARE Nepal staffs and partners in the field of communication and supervise freelance photographers, videographers, designers, writers, and translators as required. S/he is accountable to ensure that the organizational information when disseminated are correct and permitted message in line with CARE principles, core values, and branding guidelines.

Required Qualification & Experience

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in media, communications, advocacy, sociology, politics or other relevant field.

Experience:

Minimum eight years of experience in relevant field of work such as communications, journalism, information management, public relations, media relations and advocacy.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent in creating internal and external communications strategies, plans and products, reaching diverse  audience.
  • Expertise in building visibility with key audiences/customers and media relations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong coordination, networking and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in both English and Nepali.
  • Advanced Social Media Skills.
  • Good editing and writing skills.
  • Ability to supervise freelance photographer, videographer, designer and writer.
  • Knowledge of relevant video / photo editing software preferred.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.carenepal.org and complete the application process. Detailed job description is available in our website. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00hrs, March 02, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”

CARE places human dignity at the centre of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.