Communication Officer

Habitat for Humanity
Location: Sanepa Chowk, Lalitpur
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-01-19 Deadline: 2017-01-29
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Sanepa Chowk Lalitpur
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelors’ degree in Communication, International Development, Marketing
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Duration: Six Months (with possible extension)
Field Visits: Some field visits

Core Function: The Communication Officer will provide support to on-going campaigns, event management, story-telling and brand building as well as contribute to the development of communication plans for special events and projects. S/he will ensure consistent messaging and effective positioning of Habitat Nepal as a leading expert in shelter issues including advocacy for decent housing as a catalyst in breaking the poverty cycle.

This position reports to: RD & Communication Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the national office to strategically plan and manage special events and projects from start to finish as per requirements and objectives.
  • Contribute to plans and creative ideas that enhance an event’s success and prepare event reports
  • Coordinate with various departments in developing content/materials for special events and projects.
  • Ensure key information and documents are produced in a timely manner and are of high quality by adhering to Habitat Nepal’s style and branding standards, printing regulations and procurement policies.
  • Ensure a well-maintained, up-to-date contact list of journalists, media outlets, partners and stakeholders and establish a process for maintaining regular contact
  • Up-date contact list of individuals, volunteers, groups, organizations whose support is essential to assist in achieving Habitat Nepal’s advocacy and communication objectives.
  • Compile stories from the field, program reports, data and updates for publications and documentation purposes.
  • Assist in coordinating logistics and other administrative assistance for event management, donor visits and special events.
  • Assist with write up of success stories, quarterly reports and annual reports
  • Assist the communication team with development of presentations, formatting and proof reading of documents and publications to ensure quality and standardization of project requirements.
  • Media scanning and monitoring
  • Manage Communication Department’s documentation, filing system and inventory of IEC and other program related materials developed by national office.
  • Perform relevant tasks and responsibilities

Job Specification

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent creative writing skills in English and Nepali.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Nepali.
  • Knowledge on techniques of event management
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Computer savvy, proficient in MS Office Package
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A knack for problem-solving
  • A team player with leadership skills

Qualification and Professional Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Communication, International Development, Marketing.
  • 2 Years of relevant experience working for a non-profit organization or in a communications sector

Apply Instructions

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with an application letter and updated resume by January 29, 2017 addressed to: National Director, Habitat for Humanity International, Nepal.
E-mail: vacancy@habitatnepal.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews

Organization Summary

Habitat for Humanity started working in Nepal since 1997. In the eight years till 2005, Habitat for Humanity Nepal has helped 830 families to build decent homes in the districts of Kailali, Surkhet, Kaski, Chitwan and Jhapa. To increase its impact, HFH Nepal began to leverage on partnerships with non-governmental organizations, microfinance institutions, and village lending and saving groups. Driven by the overall vision of the organization, the Meaningful Life through Housing Campaign was launched in July 2011. Through the campaign, HFH Nepal aims to develop a people-driven and community-owned methodology to address the need for decent housing in a sustainable and viable way. Programs are largely focused on rural housing in eastern and western Nepal.

In June 2011, HFH Nepal celebrated its 10,000th family served and by the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014 more than 54,000 families were helped. The momentum continued until Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May, 2015.

The earthquakes, in April and May of 2015, destroyed and damaged more than 880,000 houses killing over 8,000 people. HFH Nepal’s disaster response included rubble removal with the help of local volunteers, distribution of temporary shelter kits and water backpacks for the affected families to enable survivors’ to fetch and store water. Through generous funding, HFH Nepal is helping affected families by providing technical assistance in conducting safety assessment of the damaged houses and distribution of winterization kits to the affected families to protect against the cold weather.

Through the Build Nepal strategy, Habitat Nepal is committed to building homes and hope in both disaster-affected and non-affected areas across the country.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Dhumbarahi Marg, Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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