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  • Communications / Broadcasting
  • Contract
  • 4+ years
  • 1
  • B. A. (Bachelors in Art)
  • Terai Region

Detailed Job Description / Requirements

Date of First Publication: 19 September 2009 Livelihood Recovery for Peace (LRP)/UNDP - The overall objective of this integrated, area-focused, project is to contribute to local peace building and restoring the foundations for sustainable livelihood in Central Tarai districts. The project will target mainly women, youth, conflict-affected, poor, and other socially excluded and disadvantaged communities and households. The Livelihood Recovery for Peace Project, UNDP is looking for experienced and qualified Nepalese citizens for the following positions: DUTY STATION: The position is based in Central Tarai Districts with frequent travel to other project districts (Mahottari, Sarlahi or Rautahat) CONTRACT TYPE: Service Contract LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: The applicants should have excellent written and spoken English and Nepali. Ability to speak at least one of the languages spoken in the Tarai (e.g. Maithali, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Tharu, etc.) is required for position No 1, 2 & 3. Post Title: Communication Officer, SB4-Peg l No. of positions: One Duration: One year, initially (renewable) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervisions of the National Programme Manager, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for the development and implementation of communications strategy and plans. More specifically, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for the following: Prepare annual communications plan for the project and oversee its implementation. Manage the production of audio/video materials, photo gallery, facts and figures on project in collaboration with project colleagues, Design, oversee and update the project website in consultation with UNDP's Communications Officer, Document lessons learned on a continuous basis for proper documentation and communication of the project's inputs, processes, and results, Prepare brochures, manuals, information booklets, posters, best practices, and other knowledge products in Nepali, English, and local languages, if needed, and to effectively disseminate information on project's objectives, focus, approaches and achievements, Support the NPM and other professional staff in the area of communications, dealing with the press, organizing communications events, etc. Engage with the local, national and international media (print, radio, television, internet) to disseminate information about the project and its achievements, Prepare all reports-including progress reports, annual reports, donor reports-with support from the M&E Specialist and other professional staff, and disseminate them, Support professional staff when preparing materials and events for advocacy, information, education, and communication in themes supported by this project Liaise with the Communications Officer in UNDP Country Office to ensure that UNDP's policies related to communications are properly followed. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT Bachelor's degree in any social sciences or humanities. With at least 4-6 years of experience in journalism, report writing, editing Proven ability to write good quality reports in English. Proven ability to put together brochures, newsletters, posters, and other communication materials in English and Nepali Good knowledge about Nepal's media. Fluent in English and Nepali (oral and writing skills is a must). Excellent public relations skills and excellent translation skills Good photography and editing skills (able to handle camera, video camera). Ability to use software such as Pagemaker/Publisher, Powerpoint, Photoshop, to supervise the design of project website, and to update/manage the website. Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural and diverse team. Applications should be submitted no later than 7 October 2009 by email, to: or in a sealed envelope to: UNDP Operations Department (Ref: LRP/UNDP), UN House, Pulchowk, P.O. Box 107, Kathmandu, Nepal Candidates are required to mention the 'Ref. No.' and 'Position Name' on the envelop or on the subject line of the e-mail. Only Applicants who are short-listed will be contacted. Applicants must submit the updated standard UN Personal History Form available from UNDP webpage Work experience and/or academic knowledge in relation to gender and social exclusion will be an added advantage. Women, Dalits, Janajatis, Madhesis, people with disabilities, and other minorities are especially encouraged to apply. UNDP has a policy to have a gender balance in its staff at all levels by 2010. UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you may have received, please refer to our website. Note: Published in the Kantipur Daily Newspaper Date: 19/09/2009

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