Program Officer

Children as Zone of Peace National Campaign (CZOP)

Children as Zone of Peace National Campaign (CZOP) is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization established in 2003 by a team of senior child rights activist and human rights activists. CZOP upholds the vision to observe Child rights and rule of law fully implemented and adhered to, so that all the children can enjoy equal treatment with respect to their dignity and informed consciousness. CZOP has the mission to promote child friendly society through media mobilization, advocacy, documentation and capacity building to help curb violence against children, advance equality

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Vacancy Announcement

Date of Publication: 17th June, 2023


Children as Zones of Peace (CZOP) National Campaign is a national coalition of organizations working in the field of child rights that was formed in 2003 as a loose network in order to undertake collective advocacy to coordinate and integrate the efforts for protection and promotion of the rights of the children affected from armed conflict. Currently, it has sixty member organizations representing all seven provinces, where National Human Rights Commission, UNICEF and Nepal Red Cross Society are involved as observer members. CZOP was registered at District Administration Office, affiliated to Social Welfare Council.

Since the beginning, CZOP has been emerged as a continuous movement advocating for children’s basic rights during and after armed-conflict. Institutionalizing its efforts of advocacy, this coalition has been forged to magnify and strengthen declaring Children and Schools as Zones of Peace and urge all the stakeholders including Government and Non-Government Institutions to fulfil their obligations towards children in a strong, united, neutral and effective manner.

CZOP seeks application from interested candidates for the following positions to fulfil given responsibilities

1. Job title: Program Officer

Duty station: Kathmandu


The Program Officer is responsible for the smooth running of the child protection; especially child and early forced marriage project under Plan International Nepal partnership and child protection programs. S/He coordinates between the member organizations of the Coalition and similar coalition at provincial, local another like-minded Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Government Agencies and Human Rights related Constitutional bodies to conduct activities and child protection campaigns under the guidance of Program Manager (PM) and Senior Program Officer (Sr. PO).

Main responsibilities

  1. Be updated and Development of press release in Nepali on major issues related to children.
  2. Update social media and make it vibrant with major news, issues and event sharing.
  3. Report development of event and support for report writing to Program Officer.
  4. Coordinate with CZOP members, Government Agencies and Development partners as guided by Supervisor.
  5. Logistic support for workshop, training and consultations at the federal and provincial level.
  6. Event reporting and compilation for the thematic report, monthly reporting, collect supporting documents for admin and finance and program.
  7. Participate in meetings and brief to supervisors.
  8. Communication and follow-up to the required stakeholders before and after conduction of event.
  9. Support in documentation and reporting.

Job Description

Program Officer works under Program Manager of CZOP; the position holder is expected to perform the following tasks:

  1. Support to conduct Child Rights Protection Program to Program Team to conduct CEFM and other project activities.
  2. Identify and be updated on the current issues related to children and develop press release in Nepali and share the issues on social media.
  3. Make activities reports, compile and insert in the prescribed format of the CEFM Project and CZOP.
  4. Coordinate with CZOP members, Government Agencies and Development partners as guided by Supervisor.
  5. Logistic support for workshop, training, meetings and consultations at the federal and provincial level of the CEFM project and CZOP.
  6. Event reporting and compilation for the thematic report, monthly reporting, collect supporting documents for admin and finance and program.
  7. To liaise between individual members of CZOP, CSOS and other agencies to conduct activities and campaign on child rights protection.
  8. Support to develop IEC materials, publication, developing Terms of Reference (ToR) as for the program activities guided by PM and project activities operational guide. Dissemination IEC and publication as per need.
  9. Communicate to Consultant and Resource person as of the project activities guide and deploy by PM and Sr. PO.
  10. Represent the CZOP as guided by Program Manager and Senior Program Officer by in different forums and present within the CZOP's guidelines.
  11. Support for the logistic and administration by supervisor.
  12. Support to develop project report, annual planning, periodic review and timely reporting of the projects and organizational activities
  13. Other tasks to support for financial reporting.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

  1. Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling CZOP's values
  2. Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  3. Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  4. Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  5. Easily approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  6. Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions, willing to take disciplined risks
  7. Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Qualification, Required Skills and Experience:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Social Work, Sociology, Development Studies, Mass Communication and Journalism, Social Sciences or related field.

Experience: At least two years of working experiences in the area of child rights, youth and adolescents' issue and protection issue, democratic governance, freedom of expression and independence, media mobilization and child/human/women rights, networking and campaigning, Experience of promoting citizen engagement at both national and sub-national level; and proven track record and sound knowledge on different media and child rights related projects.

Language Proficiency: Good spoken and written Nepali and English language

Communication: Excellent inter-personal communication skills and learning attitude

Computer proficiency: Ability to use basic MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point.

Line management

The above-mentioned job holders will report to the Program Manager of CZOP.

To Apply:

Send an application letter mentioning position applied for and expected salary and an updated CV including 2 referees with contact numbers and e-mail addresses to no later than 23rd June, 2024. CZOP reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process and reject any application without specifying any reasons whatsoever.

CZOP is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disability, and members from marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Category Development and Project, NGO/INGO/Social work, Mass Communication/Journalism
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Position Level Mid Level
Experience 2 Years
Education Bachelors in Law, B.S.W. (Bachelors in Social Work), Bachelors in Mass Comm. and Journalism, Bachelor's degree in a related field
Posted Date 17 Jun, 2024
Apply Before 23 Jun, 2024
City Kathmandu