Media and Communication Officer

Oxfam in Nepal

Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the early 1980s undertaking various development initiatives addressing the poverty and injustice faced by women and other socially and economically excluded groups. The level of Oxfam’s engagement increased substantially after restoration of democracy in 1990 as it became easier for civil society to work in the new political environment. Over the years, Oxfam has worked in partnership with local civil society organisations and the government to promote rural livelihoods, and vulnerable communities’ resilience to climatic shocks and disasters. It has also significantly contributed to empowering community people, especially women, to; negotiate with people in power, influence decision making processes, claim rights and essential services to which they are entitled, demand accountability on the part of duty bearers and engage larger masses in advocacy efforts. Oxfam also worked closely with UNHCR in providing assistance to Bhutanese refugees during the 1990s. Oxfam and its long term programme partners believe that the underlying structural causes and drivers of poverty must be addressed if improvements in people’s lives are to be broad and lasting. Poverty is not one-dimensional; nor is it purely local in its causes and solutions. Therefore, Oxfam’s work addresses not only material and technical change, but also the related economic, social, institutional and policy changes which are necessary to end poverty and achieve development and wellbeing. The Oxfam Nepal Vision is: The people of Nepal are empowered and work together to attain a life of dignity with justice and equal rights for all. The Overall Nepal Programme Goal is: to improve the well being of vulnerable people through strengthening their participation in development and governance processes and reducing poverty and suffering.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Media and Communication Officer

"Applicable for Nepali Nationals only"

Level: D1

Duration: Fixed Term Contract until March 2021 with possibility of extension

Location: Kathmandu

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

The Role

Media and Communication Officer is responsible for the effective communication of Oxfam in Nepal’s programme to external stakeholders through high quality publications, social and printed media to expand Oxfam in Nepal’s portfolio in emergency and development.

This role provides technical support and expertise on all communications work for Oxfam in Nepal. S/he will work with the programme teams to produce high quality and a variety of communication material to showcase the impact of our work to stakeholders, including donors and government to influence in the areas that Oxfam in Nepal is working on.


What we are looking for

Our Media and Communication Officer will require to be exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism/ mass communication/ development studies/ social work or any relevant field
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience gained within a civil society organisation, media, communications or public relations or marketing team
  • Ability to gather information, collate and systematize for effective communication
  • Excellent and fluent in written English (and Nepali when required); able to write excellent articles and stories for different audiences
  • Proficiency in copy-editing and design and the ability to develop excellent English written material for PR 
  • A strong ability to develop good contacts and to advise and provide support to Oxfam’s spokespersons
  • Knowledge of Nepal and international development issues and concerns including gender issues

We offer

This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam by working closely with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, WASH and Water Governance, Resilience and Climate Justice and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. 

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organization.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please go to this link: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/12409/description

Application for the above position can be sent by 24 July 2020, Friday. If you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to job profile.

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 3+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 16 Jul, 2020
Apply Before 24 Jul, 2020
City Lalitpur