Communications Assistant

United Nations Capital Development Fund
Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2019-01-17 Deadline: 2019-01-19
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Qualification Degree : Graduate or Equivalent
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Description

Under the overall guidance and supervision of Nepal-based (Regional) Technical Specialist, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Workshop Management Support:

  • Draft and edit ToR and agenda for workshops and support in planning the activities;
  • Support in identifying the vendors or other logistic required to conduct the workshop;
  • With support from in-country team and others, plan the actual implementation of the workshops/conference and provide support during the conduct of the workshop;
  • Conduct post workshop follow-up with participants, as required;
  • Assist with producing material for further dissemination after the workshop and support in curating and managing the social media content during the event/workshop.

Social Media Management & Content Creation:

  • Support the expansion of MM4P’s social media presence;
  • Effectively support the social media presence of the programme to strengthen the MM4P’s brand awareness and to provide visibility to the programme’s knowledge management activities and outputs (publications and videos);
  • Write engaging content for the various social media channels of the programme;
  • Boost followers and engagement on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other relevant channels;
  • Coordinate the development of campaign assets such as snapshots of publications, infographics and animations;
  • Keep abreast of social media trends and identify new opportunities to increase the visibility of MM4P’s work on online
  • platforms;
  • Coordinate social media activities with UNCDF headquarters, donors and partners;
  • Increase in-house social media usage, by suggesting sample posts and training colleagues;
  • Produce evaluation reports on the impact of MM4P’s communications activities on social media platforms. Report on developments, trends and attitudes regarding digital financial services.

Newsletter Management & Content Curation and Creation:

  • Monitor content produced by third parties related to mobile and branchless banking;
  • Ensure curated content is available on the relevant social media channels of the programme;
  • Compile relevant content in social media tools to be disseminated to MM4p Partners and other interested audiences;
  • Manage the list of subscribers with the support of the team, coordinate the management of multiple contact list and potential subscribers;
  • Assist in MM4P’s newsletter production, including writing, editing, gathering information from MM4P team and partners, formatting and sending it out to subscribers.

Writing and Editing:

  • Draft and edit a wide range of materials, including media products, blog posts, web content, brochures and presentations.

Job Specification


  • Completion of secondary education is required; Bachelor’s degree/Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations or a related field would be desirable but it is not a requirement.


  • 5 years of progressively relevant experience in communications, public relations and administration;
  • At least one year of experience in the field of communication for non-profit organizations and/or companies, including analyzing results is highly desirable. This should include professional experience with social media channels, particularly Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, including knowledge of monitoring tools;
  • At least one year of professional experience in writing and editing outstanding social media content, blogs and media products is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of digital payments, financial inclusion and/or international development is is highly desirable;
  • Awareness of social media communication behaviors in emerging and developing countries is desirable;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment is desirable.

Language Requirements:                          

  • Fluency in English and national language of the duty station. Other official language of the UN will be desirable;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English.

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Organization Summary

Created by the General Assembly in 1966 to promote economic development, UNCDF began focusing the world’s least developed countries in 1974.
For the next twenty years UNCDF financed stand-alone capital infrastructure -- roads, bridges, irrigation schemes -- mostly in Africa. It received about $40 million in core funding per year and operated out of UNDP country offices.


In the mid-1990s UNCDF began to focus to the role local governments could play in planning, financing and maintaining capital investments. Promoting effective infrastructure investment and service delivery via decentralized public financial management has been UNCDF’s mainstay ever since. UNCDF’s other major area of expertise – microfinance – also dates to the mid-1990s, when many of its rural development project had credit components.
Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location -
Organization Size 1-10
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