Communication Coordinator

Association of International NGOs
Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-04-20 Deadline: 2017-04-26
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Established in the year 1996, the Association of International NGOs - AIN   is an informal group of INGOs working in Nepal. AIN is a Membership based network of INGOs.  At present, AIN has a stronghold of one hundred and forty five INGO members working on a wide-range of issues making noteworthy contributions to development and humanitarian efforts.  AIN as an umbrella has stood as an epitome for these diverse INGOs working in the country.
AIN seeks for a competent candidate for the position of ‘Communications Coordinator’ to lead the implementation process of AIN Communications strategy, and strengthen AINs visibility in the promotion of best development practices, and explore areas of collaboration to design, develop, and implement various campaigns and programs.

Position Title : Communications Coordinator

Workplace :  Kathmandu with the possibility of limited domestic travel

Reports to : The Communications Coordinator will report to the AIN Steering Committee representative to the Communications Working Group. For day to day activities s/he will report to, and work in close coordination with AIN Secretariat, and Communications Working Group.

Job Summary : The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for planning, development and implementation of AINs internal and external communications activities, and contribute in the profiling of AIN, and member organizations.  The Communications Coordinator will also spearhead the long-term AIN Communications Strategy planning, research, and development process.

Required Competencies

Knowledge, skill, attitude

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations OR in Development Management
  • At least three years’ experience in development communications, and sound experience  of the development sphere in Nepal
  • Profound understanding of internal and external communications
  • A strategic and analytical thinker able to develop and manage a holistic and needs-based Communications Strategy
  • Profound understanding of media tools, and experience in managing relationships with media – both national and local level
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Concept note development and basic fundraising skills
  • Media monitoring, and media database management/development
  • Fluency in written and spoken  Nepali and English

Responsibilities and Expected Outcomes

  • Support the AIN Secretariat to develop a meaningful communications mechanism/system to respond to AIN member organization needs;
  • Identify opportunities to build AINs thematic expertise, and liaison with member organization to build AIN profile, and strengthen relation with the media; 
  • Technical lead in producing a range of internal and external reports/documents, visibility materials in close coordination with AIN Steering Committee Members (SCM) and the Communications Working Group;
  • To implement the AIN Communications strategy in consultation with AIN Communications  Working Group and AIN SC, particularly the SC liaison with the Working Group; 
  • Collaborate with media in content creation, and facilitate meaningful communications through regular press releases, press meets, and journalist interaction programs;
  • Review AIN crisis communications strategy and conduct orientation programs for AIN members; 
  • Support SC to write quarterly op-eds, and monthly blogs on the development sphere of Nepal, thus supporting the AIN SC and the Communications working group;
  • Content development for AIN website and social media
  • Need-based outsourcing of video and print tasks, and ensure quality of submitted communications assignment by consultants.

How to apply: Interested applicants are required to submit a detailed cover letter, along with their updated CV. It is mandatory to submit three (3) references, and a brief plan of action to implement the AIN Communications Action Plan. 


Application deadline: 26 APRIL 2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interviews.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

This Job is expired. The Company is no longer accepting applications for this position.

Organization Summary

The Association of International NGOs (AIN), formed by INGOs working in Nepal in September 1996, is an important network in the development sector of Nepal as members have been implementing various people-centered development programmes throughout the hills, mountains and Terai areas. 

AIN has come together to promote mutual understanding, exchange information and share experiences and learning of our work in Nepal for more effective collaboration. 

At present the AIN comprises with 125  INGOs, working on a wide-range of issues and sectors to contribute to development efforts in Nepal. 

Recognising the growing need to work in a country afflicted by endemic conflict, AIN is committed to expand its resources on behalf of all disadvantaged people in Nepal, especially those affected by the ongoing struggle. 

Over the years INGOs have played a crucial role as key stakeholders and partners in the development of Nepal and we would like to continue to engage with the Government, donors,various sectors of the civil society, NGOs and poor and excluded people on these issues.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Airport Gate Area Sambhu Marga
Organization Size 1-10
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