Senior Officer- Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications/Senior Communications Officer

USAID Biodiversity (Jal Jangal)

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DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

POSITION: Senior Officer- Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications

BASE OF OPERATIONS: Dhangadhi, Pokhara & Surkhet (Three Positions) 


POSITION REPORTS TO: Landscape Team Leader 

USAID Biodiversity will conserve nature, enhance human well-being, and safeguard Nepal’s biodiversity to improve the health of ecosystems, fight environmental crime, and improve the ability of communities to prepare for and adapt to impacts caused by climate change and natural disasters. The activity will achieve measurable conservation targets within the biodiversity-rich, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems in and around the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape, Kailash Sacred Landscape, Terai Arc Landscape, and the proposed Karnali Conservation Landscape while increasing resilience to climate change and contributing to the inclusive and sustainable development of the Nepali people. To accomplish this, USAID Biodiversity will implement activities aligned with three mutually interrelated and reinforcing objectives: Improve the health of ecosystems (Objective 1), Strengthen environmental crime control and natural resource safeguards (Objective 2), and enhance the climate resilience of natural and human systems (Objective 3).

1. Objectives of the assignment 

The Senior Officer- Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication will be responsible for data collection, quality control, verification, and processing of activities at the local level. The position will work in close coordination with M&E Manager, Communications Manager and will report to the Landscape Team Leader. This position requires travel to remote districts from the respective field offices. 

2.  Tasks & Responsibilities:

The Senior Officer- Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication’s tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Perform data entry, and support data collection efforts including surveys, needs assessments, key informant interviews, focus group discussions under the activity.
  • Undertake regular field visits for verification and validation, evidence-based learning and support field data collection exercises.
  • Maintain/update data management system for both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Conduct routine data verification and data quality assessments under the technical supervision of M&E Manager. 
  • Support Landscape Team Leader to prepare quarterly and annual reports. 
  • Orientation and capacity building of USAID Biodiversity team and local partners in the respective area.
  • Conduct and facilitate project reporting, events, and learning activities – particularly the Pause and Reflect sessions including facilitation of capacity building activities for staff members, local organizations, and government officials.
  • Work closely with the communications team to develop information, education and communication materials for dissemination.
  • Capture high-resolution images and video clips to be used for documentation. 
  • Document lessons learned and success/change stories from the implementation of the USAID Biodiversity for use in program reports, communication materials, and social media platforms.
  • Ensure Branding and Marking compliance across USAID Biodiversity activities.
  • Conduct regular site visits and reviews of grantee reports to ensure compliance of monitoring, evaluation and communications requirements of the grant, and provide technical assistance and support to grantees as needed.
  • Perform other tasks that arise based on the needs of program and as directed by Supervisor.

3. Required Qualification and Experience:

  • At least 6 years with master’s/10 years with a bachelor’s of experience in program monitoring, evaluation and learning of donor funded development activities. (Subtract one year of relevant experience—5 years with MA or 9 years with BA—for persons of excluded groups) 
  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in a field of study related to statistics, demographics, or other field related to monitoring and evaluation of biodiversity or environmental activities preferred. 
  • Good grasp of monitoring, evaluation, learning and communications functions.
  • Strong familiarity with international donor M&E, learning practices ideally with USAID preferred but not required and/or other donors (required).
  • Track record in managing survey/evaluations, with strong quantitative research skills, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results.
  • Strong understanding and relevant M & E experience on project design, M&E methods, processes, and tools including result-based monitoring (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, people and priorities simultaneously and work remotely.

Application Link:

POSITION: Senior Communications Officer 



POSITION REPORTS TO: Communications Manager 

1. Objectives of the assignment 

The Senior Communications Officer will support the Communications Manager in enhancing the visibility and impact of USAID Biodiversity through effective communication strategies and initiatives. This involves implementing and monitoring communication plans and materials across multiple channels.

2. Tasks & Responsibilities

The Senior Communications Officer’s tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Support the Communications Manager in the implementation of USAID Biodiversity’s Strategic Communications and Outreach plan.
  • Draft and edit creative internal and external communications content, including articles, blogs, social media posts, infographics, videos, and presentations to demonstrate and report activity status and impact. 
  • Assist in managing execution of the activity’s social media strategy across multiple platforms. This includes developing compelling content, creating, and publishing videos, optimizing content for search engines, analyzing performance metrics, and engaging with the audience.
  • Execute activity campaigns in coordination with the relevant stakeholders. 
  • Work with the Communications Manager for media (print and online) management.
  • Administer the organization of events (such as workshops, seminars, community meetings, etc.), including drafting communications materials, coordinating with vendors, and ensuring seamless execution.
  • In coordination with the Communications Manager, support to develop and disseminate knowledge products.
  • Create and maintain a library of success stories, lessons learned, best practices, pictures, videos and technical materials that benefit the activity and USAID.
  • Undertake regular field visits to engage with stakeholders, gather content, and capture stories for communication dissemination in the activity's targeted landscapes.
  • Support capacity building of the USAID Biodiversity team, partners and relevant stakeholders.
  • Perform any additional tasks that arise as per the needs of the activity and under the direction of the Communications Manager.

3. Required Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Work experience of at least 6 years with a Master’s degree, or 10 years with a Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or related field. Subtract one year of relevant experience—5 years with MA or 9 years with BA—for persons of excluded groups.
  • Experience in creating diverse content tailored to various audiences and platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience managing social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and YouTube.
  • Proficient in written and spoken Nepali and English, with typing skills in both languages.
  • Knowledge of Desktop publishing and Graphics is a plus.
  • Experience in communicating with donor-funded projects is desirable, and familiarity with USAID projects is preferred but not mandatory.

Application link:

Application instructions:

Please select the position for which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information and upload your CV. Only shortlisted applicants will receive notifications on the next steps.

Interested candidates should submit their application no later than May 5, 2023. 

Consistent with DAI’s commitment to attracting and retaining staff from all races, ethnicities, castes and backgrounds, DAI may adjust eligibility requirements to allow for applicants from excluded groups.  In these cases, the SOW and vacancy announcement will clearly indicate the minimum requirements according to the CCP as well as the revised minimum requirements for applicants representing an excluded group. DAI promotes workforce diversity and in Nepal, DAI considers excluded groups to be women, Dalits, indigenous ethnic minority groups. Madhesi, Muslim, persons with disabilities, people living in remote areas, and sexual and gender minorities. 


Openings 4
Position Type Fixed Term
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Posted Date 21 Apr, 2023
Apply Before 05 May, 2023
City Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhangadhi, Surkhet