Social Media Consultant

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle worldwide to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency. Every IFES project is staffed by national and international staff while partnering with local organizations. This homegrown approach ensures that the expertise offered by IFES fits the needs of the country or client and the benefit of assistance outlasts the life of the project. Our work is nonpartisan and also includes projects that: Help citizens participate in their democracies Increase politicians' accountability to the electorate Strengthen government institutions Since its founding in 1987, IFES has worked in more than 100 countries - from developing democracies such as Liberia, to mature democracies such as the United States.

Details / requirements:

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international NGO that supports the building of democratic societies around the world. Since 2006, IFES Nepal has worked with the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) and local civil society partners to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil society, governance and transparency.

IFES Nepal is seeking a Social Media Consultant to promote “My Vote My Future” Social Media Platform of IFES. The consultant will support a wide-range of social media activities on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok engaging first-time youth voters and advance the social media presence for IFES’ civic and voter education campaigns. The Social Media Consultant will work under the direction of the Country Director and Deputy Country Director and will be based in Kathmandu.

Scope of Work:

  • Oversee daily operation of first-time youth voter’s social media pages in close coordination with IFES Nepal team;
  • Support first-time youth voters in creating content for ‘My Vote, My Future’ social media pages in coordination with IFES Nepal team;
  • Support first-time youth voters in tracking activities as per their workplan and social media calendar;
  • Create and post content on IFES’ social media pages in coordination with the IFES Nepal team;
  • Support the development of innovative and engaging approaches to reaching out to first time youth voters. This may include different challenges, games, videos, etc.;
  • Support engagement with artists or social media influencers to expand campaign reach of the first-time youth voters social media platforms;
  • Analyze engagement and reach metrics and adjust outreach strategy as needed from the ‘My Vote, My Future’ social media platforms;
  • Monitor ‘My Vote, My Future’ social media platforms with an eye towards promoting a safe, inclusive space for all users;
  • Provide analytical reports and statistics on ‘My Vote, My Future’ social media presence. Provide regular updates for monitoring and evaluation purposes;
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by Country Director and Deputy Country Director.


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with social media and/or other forms of online content management in a comparable professional setting;
  • A university degree in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations or a related field;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and TikTok is required;
  • Prior experience developing social media strategies for organizations is preferred;
  • Experience in engaging artists (music, etc.) for campaigns or productions is highly desired;
  • Experience in hosting large scale digital events;
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships;
  • Sound editorial judgment related to aspects of social, religious and political issues in Nepal;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Gmail, Microsoft Excel) are required. Familiarity with designing software tools such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and design skills are an asset;
  • Fluency in English and Nepali, both written and oral;
  • A high level or self-motivation and ability to work autonomously within a fast-paced environment;
  • Professionalism and high level of discretion;
  • Ability to take initiative and work within tight deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

This position is opened for Nepali nationals only. Qualified and interested candidates are requested to send an application and updated CV with two professional references to: clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line. The application submission deadline is 5:00 PM on December 20, 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for selection processes. Women, people with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply.


Category Media / Journalism, Development and Project
Openings 1
Salary Based on experience
Position Type Contract, Per Day, Part Time
Position Level Mid Level
Experience 4+ years
Education M.A. / M.C.J.(Masters in Mass Comm. & Journalism), Bachelors in Mass Comm. and Journalism
Posted Date 13 Dec, 2021
Apply Before 20 Dec, 2021
City Kathmandu