Communication Specialist [1] based in National Office Lalitpur

World Vision International Nepal

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Communication Specialist [1] based in National Office Lalitpur

World Vision is a child focused relief, development and advocacy organization that has contributed to transformation in the lives of millions of children around the world in vulnerable situations. We are driven by Christian values to serve children and families regardless of their religion, age, gender, ethnicity, class and caste.

The Communication Specialist is responsible to contribute for strategic engagement to World Vision’s communications across Nepal to: Develop and manage evidence-based high-quality content to engage public and contribute to resource generation for strategy execution and impact. Build the reputation and influence of WVI Nepal through mainstream and social media to mobilize public for social and policy change. Contribute as emergency communication focal in amplifying the voice of disaster-affected communities during an event of a disaster.

  • Produce, review, edit and manage communications resources (stories, video, photos, media advisories, etc.) from the field for Partnership-wide use and in collaboration with regional communications staff.
  • Create and manage content calendar identifying key dates or campaign needs and work closely with team for optimal production and utilization of resources.
  • Liaison with regional communications teams to help position and respond to communications and media needs for different audiences globally.
  • Ensure communication products, as well as designs, are brand aligned
  • Manage digital media (website, social media) to boost brand awareness, engage audiences and showcase impact.
  • Work with Field Policy & Communications Leads at the respective field offices to develop and disseminate highly engaging digital media content. 
  • Identify and train key staff of PNGOs for effective utilizations of traditional and social media.
  • Co-ordinate communications and media response in the event of a disaster in accordance with Disaster Communications Standards, assuring “first mover advantage” for WV.
  • Identify opportunities to engage the media and prepare engagement plan
  • Contribute in integrating global and national initiatives, priorities and campaigns for brand alignment, consistent messaging and disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way.
  • Contribute to the visibility of the advocacy campaigns through various communications platforms and products.
  • Build capacity of NGO partners in the area of communications through appropriate communication training, access to information, and knowledge sharing.
  • Develop and maintain effective relations with national media for organizational positioning and advocacy messaging at the national and local level
  • Work in partnership with Programmes and GAM unit to develop high-quality evidence resources and identify opportunities for strategic utilizations
  • Leverage existing partnerships to position WV's brand and messaging

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required: 

  • Master’s degree in Mass Communications/ Journalism or equivalent with at least five years professional experience in communications or media relations. 
  • Proven English language fluency (written and verbal). 
  • Excellent writing skills, with photographic and/or video skills. Knowledge of advocacy, development and relief work. Understanding of media in Nepal. 
  • Knowledge and skills in interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. 
  • Understanding of children’s issues in Nepal and general experience in project management, with specific experience in the production of diverse and creative communications projects including publications, multi-media, websites/pages, photo and video reports, etc.

Candidates fulfilling the criteria mentioned above may apply by November 30, 2022 by logging on to Communication Specialist for more details on the position and application.

World Vision International Nepal is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure.

WVI Nepal reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.

People & Culture Department

World Vision International Nepal

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Media/Communication
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education M.A. / M.C.J.(Masters in Mass Comm. & Journalism)
Posted Date 22 Nov, 2022
Apply Before 30 Nov, 2022
City Lalitpur