Partnership and Communication Officer

Restless Development

Restless Development is a youth-led development agency, known previously as Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW.) It was founded in 1985 by Jim Cogan. Its mission is to place young people at the forefront of change and development. Restless Development currently works in India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe and has offices in London and New York. Restless Development works to…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary 999398 / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Development & Project,NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Sep 08, 2021

Job Description


We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being sidelined. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities. Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but we can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organisation.

Restless Development Nepal is currently seeking a dynamic, socially active and outgoing Partnership Officer for an energetic and outstanding Communication and Partnership unit. We are seeking a self-motivated, interesting and vibrant young person to work as part of our bright team and help us with these exciting fundraising initiatives.

You will join a supportive and talented team that works in Nepal Hub to lead the Partnership Unit and will work closely with the Hub Director and the international team. We need you to be proactive, organized, and willing to learn quickly. It’s a really exciting role for anyone who would want to grow their career in Communication and Partnership development and keen to be part of the leading agency supporting young people to make change happen.

Job title Partnership and Communication Officer
Location Nepal
Salary Rs 999,398 per annum
Length of contract Initial 6-month contract
Visa requirements Must have the right to work in Nepal
Reports to Hub Director
Direct report Partnership Interns
Expected travel Occasional

Main Responsibilities

1. Fundraising and Partnership initiatives

  • Research and Relationships
    • Conduct mapping of potential donor strategies to Restless Development through the web, strategy documents and discussions with like-minded organisations to support in identifying areas of synergy to bring donor relationships forward.
    • Attend partner/donor meetings and make presentations where necessary
  • Proposal Development
    • Lead in identifying potential grants and proposals through online/offline research, and draft short briefs to be shared with the Country Director and Business Development team in Restless Development International.
    • Lead the proposal developing process and meet the proposal deadlines, including budget development as necessary
    • Assist the development of projects and submissions of bids.
  • Design communication materials such as Project pitch, capacity statements and project briefs to be shared with potential and existing donors.
  • Update the Fundraising database, ensuring that all donor/partner contact details are coordinated, and interactions recorded. This includes requesting information from other staff members on meeting details, including in other Restless Hubs
  • Support national/international staff in fundraising efforts by providing information on donor and partner relationships. This requires to work closely with the dedicated staff from the Business Development Team in Restless Development International.
  • Support Programme Unit
    • Engagement in the drafting of National and International Campaigns and program reports, newsletters and relevant marketing materials
    • Assist in gathering and analysing information partner agencies and other stakeholders.
    • Take part in the planning, staging and reporting of program reports and donor reports.

Undertake any other assignments that the office may require; such as covering relevant national/international events and drafting reports for transmission to the National and International team.

2. Marketing and Communication Activities

  • Website and Social Media Management
    • Regularly reviewing Restless Development Nepal information in the website to ensure it is correct and up to date
    • Drafting articles for the “News” section of the website, for approval of Head of Operations
    • Liaising with the Restless Development International Office for additions to the website, corrections, etc.
    • Handle the Social Media page and ensure there is strong regular communication plan in place with support from the Global Communication Officer
  • Regular Communications
    • Sourcing and drafting articles, sourcing images, and setting format for quarterly newsletter for approval of line manager
    • Ensuring proper distribution of the quarterly newsletter in both paper and electronic format
    • Support the programme team in drafting program report for approval of line manager, and ensuring proper distribution
  • Communication Materials
    • Identifying key examples of our impact from reports from the Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Unit to develop into communication materials
    • Ensure all staff are aware of what materials are available for them to use and respond to their request for materials
    • Ensure that the Partnership and Communication unit is fully stocked with communications materials at all times
    • Support in developing, printing, and distributing annual reports as well as quarterly newsletters,press releases, email announcements, planned publications, on-line, video, special projects and assignments when required
    • Develop and regularly update communication plans and external engagement plans.
  • Coordination with Global Communications team
    • Support International team in the design of communications strategy and execute programs to deliver communications objectives throughout the organization.
    • Develop a national communication plan regarding Social Media aligning with the International communication plan.
    • Coordinate with the programme team to obtain resources to update in Restless Development Nepal’s website.

3. Capacity Building of staff, PNGOs, volunteers and alumni in partnership management and fundraising

  • Support the Nepal Hub and Restless Development global to identify areas of improvement within the unit to help the organization meet the key performance indicators.
  • Support Country Director on the implementation of internal training programmes on key fundraising issues and organize external training where appropriate for volunteers, alumni, partner NGOs, etc.

4. Others

  • Provide support to other Restless Development’s initiatives and Units as and when require



We are proud to commit to a transparent global salary scale, ensuring a fair and comparable system of pay across all global locations. In addition to the salary above we offer communication allowances, medical and accidental insurance benefits.

Values and Culture

At Restless Development, we’re proud that the strength and integrity of our Values has been recognised by staff, donors and others who we work with. Beyond this, we have a culture of recognising and celebrating both our Values and our global achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual Values Day.

Work-life balance

It goes without saying that we work hard at Restless Development. We also recognise the importance of helping staff to maintain a positive work-life balance by offering:

  • 24 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and with an extra day of annual leave given for each full year of service, up to a maximum of 28 days).
  • Flexible working
  • Generous study leave, maternity, paternity or adoption leave, and leave pay.

Professional development

Restless Development is proud to be an employer who recognises potential and invests in the development of its staff. We are committed to the professional development of our staff through:

  • Empowering opportunities to work on significant projects which stretch and inspire staff – allowing them to develop on-the-job.
  • Regular performance management.
  • Training and development opportunities, including supporting our staff to identify mentors both within and outside of the agency.
  • Quarterly Staff Workshops for all staff to give and receive agency updates, receive training, and socialise.

Required Qualification & Experience

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Degree in communication, international relation, international development or in related field (Masters is highly preferred)
  • Experience of writing formal and informal reports including proposals, concept notes, reports.
  • Excellent english writing and editing skills, report writing and journalistic writing
  • Excellent computer skills with strong knowledge of google workspace
  • Strong knowledge on social media management and creating social media posts and graphics on digital management and designing tools.
  • Strong understanding of communication strategy and plans
  • Experience in graphic design, video editing and content creation
  • Belief in the values of Restless Development and ability to uphold them personally
  • Valid driving license (motorbike/scooter)
  • Experience in the areas of partnership and fundraising
  • Experience of successful proposal writing
  • Understanding of development issues affecting young people
  • Ability to identify, garther and design stories of human interest for within and outside of the organization.
  • Learning attitude
  • Experience in working with multicultural environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of public relations
  • Dynamic and creative

How to Apply


  1. Please send a completed application form to by Saturday 18th September 2021 (midnight Nepal time)
  2. Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.
  3. We are looking for the successful candidate to begin as soon as possible.

Please go through the link below to download the Application form:

Communication Officer Application Form