Social Media Consultant

IFES Nepal

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle worldwide to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency. Every IFES project is staffed by national and international staff while partnering with local organizations. This homegrown approach ensures that the expertise offered by IFES fits…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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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 : 4+ year
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jul 08, 2021

Job Description

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international NGO that supports the building of democratic societies around the world. Since 2006, IFES Nepal has worked with the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) and local civil society partners to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil society, governance and transparency.

IFES Nepal is seeking a Social Media Consultants to maintain and advance the social media presence for IFES’ civic and voter education campaigns. This position will support a wide-range of social media activities on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok engaging individuals from marginalized communities and in particular first-time youth voters. The Social Media Consultant will work under the direction of the Country Director and Deputy Country Director and will be based in Kathmandu.

Scope of Work:

  • Oversee design and launch of new social media pages for a first-time youth voters’ campaign. Pages are anticipated to include Facebook, Instagram and a TikTok account;
  •  Curate and post content on IFES’ social media pages in coordination with the IFES Nepal team and relevant civil society partners;
  • Design, create and manage a social media calendar for IFES Nepal social media pages;
  • Support the development of innovative and engaging approaches to reaching out to target audiences including first time youth voters. This may include different challenges, games, videos, etc.;
  • Support engagement with artists or social media influencers to expand campaign reach;
  • Analyze engagement and reach metrics and adjust outreach strategy as needed;
  • Monitor social media pages with an eye towards promoting a safe, inclusive space for all users;
  • Provide analytical reports and statistics on IFES’ social media presence. Provide regular updates for monitoring and evaluation purposes;
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by Country Director and Deputy Country Director.

Required Qualification & Experience

Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with social media and/or other forms of online content management in a comparable professional setting;
  • A university degree in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations or a related field;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and TikTok is required;
  • Prior experience in developing social media strategies for organizations is preferred;
  • Experience in engaging artists (music, etc.) for campaigns or productions is highly desired;
  • Experience in hosting large scale digital events;
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships;
  • Sound editorial judgment related to aspects of social, religious and political issues in Nepal;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Gmail, Microsoft Excel) are required. Familiarity with designing software tools such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and design skills are an asset;
  • Fluency in English and Nepali, both written and oral;
  • A high level or self-motivation and ability to work autonomously within a fast-paced environment;
  • Professionalism and high level of discretion;
  • Ability to take initiative and work within tight deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

How to Apply

This position is opened for Nepali nationals only. Qualified and interested candidates are requested to send an application and updated CV with two professional references to: with clearly mentioning the position applying for in the subject line. The application submission deadline is 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 15, 2021. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for selection processes. Women, people with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply.