Communication Officer


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Detailed Job description / requirements:

Communication Officer

USAID Tayar Nepal Improved Disaster Risk Management Project

Scope of Work

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments. More information about DAI can be found on the DAI website (

Project Background

USAID/Nepal’s Tayar Nepal – Improved Disaster Risk Management Project will strengthen the capacity of Nepal’s national and municipal institutions responsible for disaster preparedness and response.  In a country prone to a myriad of natural disasters, at the national level Tayar Nepal will build the capacity of disaster risk management (DRM) institutions, including the newly created National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).  Locally, Tayar will support eight urban municipalities to develop risk-sensitive land use plans and then support the prioritization and implementation of a set of technical assistance packages improve disaster resilience. In the event of a disaster over the life of the five-year project, USAID/Nepal may engage the program’s rapid emergency response mechanism. Tayar will work closely with the Government of Nepal and Nepali emergency responders to mobilize technical assistance, commodity support, small-scale infrastructure, and information management support. Tayar will apply lessons learned from disaster response efforts to improve national-level DRM systems and municipal-level risk-reduction activities.

Summary of Primary Duties 

The Communications Officer will support in Communication and Outreach activities to the technical team and Communication and Outreach Specialist (COS).

Essential Duties

  • Support project information and communication needs. Report results on program status and impact, including press releases and success stories.
  • Support COS in compiling and editing monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the project’s progress as well as other contractual deliverables. 
  • Facilitate project’s public events such as openings, press conferences, forums, seminar and conference speaking engagements, news releases, and online media outlets.
  • Assist COS in development of project’s communications strategy, project branding and messaging in line with the project’s communication strategy.
  • Assist COS in disseminating and communicating RSLUP benefits at provincial-level conferences.
  • Document success stories in consultation with technical team and from field visit.
  • Develop Information, Education and Communication materials on DRM and dissemination.


The Communications Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Communication and Outreach Specialist.


  • University degree in relevant field. Masters Preferred.
  • 8 years of experience in communications for development activities. Experience in marketing communications, information management, public affairs, public awareness and/or media. 
  • Communication skills developed in a marketing or advertising firm, or in media.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing USAID funded projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and fluency in English

Level of Effort/Timeline

The level of effort is 260 days per year. The employment contract will be on a yearly basis, with possible extensions until the close of the project on July 31, 2024.  Communications Officer will be based in Kathmandu, with frequent travel to priority Tayar’s eight selected municipalities and occasional travel to other parts of Nepal

Application Instructions:

Please refer to for detailed scope of work. Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to  by November 30, 2019.  Please mention the position in the subject line of the email.

Women and persons with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.

Job Overview

Category Communications / Broadcasting
Openings 1
Position Level Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 15 Nov, 2019
Apply Before 30 Nov, 2019
City Kathmandu