Communications and Reporting Officer

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-05-02 Deadline: 2016-05-14
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Communications and Reporting Officer (NPPP II) NEX project

Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 14-May-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 12d 18h 28m
Additional Category : Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract : Other
Post Level : Other
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : One year with possibility of extension




UNDP along with UN Women is working with Supreme Court of Nepal, Government Agencies, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), and civil society organizations to implement the ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System in Nepal’ Programme (the Programme). The Programme aims to ensure that women and other vulnerable groups are able to benefit from a protective legal framework and many recent improvements in the field of administration of justice and will do so through a ‘three pronged’ approach.  First, the Programme will develop the capacity of vulnerable groups to access rule of law institutions and assert and enjoy their rights and entitlements.  Second, it will support rule of law institutions to be more responsive to increased demands for justice service delivery, including in a fluctuating political context. Third, it will support civil society as well as human rights actors, institutions, and media to work together to ensure accountability for justice service delivery in Nepal.

To strengthen the administration of justice, the Programme will support the development of a justice sector reform process, through which rule of law institutions will define their own priorities and identify measures to effectively address them.

The Programme will also support the revision of laws in line with constitution and human rights standards and development of the human resource capacities needed to implement penal legislation and laws related to anti-gender based violence, caste based discrimination, and corruption; an ‘affirmative action’ law degree scholarship and internship scheme through which vulnerable groups currently not well represented in the legal profession can obtain a law degree and practical work experience; and the development of a relevant, accessible and integrated socio-legal aid scheme, which will provide support to enable vulnerable groups to assert and enjoy their rights in civil and criminal cases, including poverty-reducing entitlements such as inheritance, pensions, education allowances, health and legal services.

The entire Programme is designed to take a human rights based approach to capacity building of the justice sector institution in Nepal.

The Communications and Reporting Officer will be responsible in designing and implementing the communications and reporting plan of the project. In addition, the incumbent will also be involved in the programme team to streamlining the media and communications activities and producing the periodic reports.

Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for the partner institutions in their communications needs particularly in identifying the strategic options for augmenting their visibility, media relations, and managing their knowledge products.



Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the National Project Manager, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • Ensure that information and data from the field is captured, documented, analysed and reported in a results-based and timely manner;
  • Ensure effective communications, visibility and knowledge management;
  • Contribute substantially to the proposal development process;
  • Develop, implement and monitor a project communication and visibility plan, facilitate  better understanding among partners about programme  progress, and  adhere to UNDP and development partner guidelines on communications and visibility;
  • Undertake filed visits to gather the information and results related to the programme;
  • Assist the all components of the programme in producing and documenting all kinds of programme related reports including visibility material;
  • Establish and maintain fully operational state-of-art programme documentation unit;
  • With input from the national monitoring and evaluation officer, produce high quality quarterly, six-monthly and annual programme  progress reports;
  • Provide high quality editing and formatting for all programme related documents;
  • Support programme staff in organizing and managing seminars, workshops, press conferences and field visits as required;
  • Prepare and edit press releases, programme related progress reports and documents;
  • Provide relevant expert services to the project management unit, programme components and implementing partners on reporting and communications and act as a facilitator or trainer;
  • Provide through progress reporting continuous analysis of the achievements, facilitate project review, evaluation and audits;
  • Ensure the maintenance of sound filing system and appropriate use and recording of all project experience, activities and results;
  • Implement all reporting and communication work of the programme
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the project management unit and DNPM as per need of the programme.




Functional Competencies: 

  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a politically sensitive environment
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high pressure environment
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with high ranking official of government institutions, international institutions and non- government institutions
  • Respect and sensitivity towards cultural, gender, ethnicity and religious diversity
  • Competency on training and facilitating various programmes.

 Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;




Required Skills and Experience


  • Completion of Master’s degree in Mass communications, social sciences or any relevant field.


  • Five years relevant working experience.
  • Should have an extensive experience in communication and diffusion strategies and techniques, reporting, documentation, publication, and audio-visual material preparation in relation to conservation and development fields.
  • Should possess excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills in both English and Nepali.
  • Should be well versed in the latest electronic publishing and graphics methods.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a high level of motivation and good communication, social, and interpersonal skills

 Computer Skills:

  • Well versed in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Nepali language typing.


  • Must be fluent in both spoken and written Nepali and English languages.
  • Knowledge of local languages will be asset.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


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Location Kathmandu
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