For the Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (NAMDP) Phase-2, also known as Sahaj, Swisscontact invites applications from qualified candidates (Nepali citizens) for the following position.
Position: Communications Officer
Start of employment: 1 March 2021
Reports to: Team Leader
The Communications Officer is responsible for implementing the communications guidelines and activities of NAMDP. Her/his major tasks include:
▪ Develop and implement a communications strategy to ensure that NAMDP has a robust internal, external, and sector communication system in place.
▪ Generate new ideas for producing innovative theme/issue specific communications materials.
▪ Work cross-functionally and liaise with NAMDP’s teams (Services and Innovation, BEE/FSB, and MRM teams) and Swisscontact’s Communications unit.
▪ Support activities targeting improved internal communications.
▪ Lead in writing and editing documents such as press releases, news pieces, intervention briefs, case studies other relevant documents.
▪ Assist other team members in communications-related activities as and when required.
▪ Coordinate and ensure high-quality printing of all communications materials and ensure their proper
▪ Coordinate video production, demonstrating creative thinking.
▪ Coordinate and review English-Nepali and Nepali-English translations.
▪ Manage NAMDP’s web contents and Facebook page. Assist in editing and proofreading all texts for the website and publications.
▪ Monitor distribution and end-use of all communications materials.
▪ Comply with the Project Manual of NAMDP and other relevant requirements of Swisscontact and SDC.
Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience (Communications in the private and/or development cooperation sector).
Minimum bachelor's degree in relevant discipline.
Excellent writing skills in Nepali and English.
Good photography and/or videography skills.
Knowledge and skills in interpersonal and cross-cultural communications and demonstrated ability to think and manage strategically
Knowledge of advocacy, development work, and understanding of media in Nepal.
Skills in conducting interviews and writing case studies, and other forms of digital stories.
A good understanding of agribusinesses and private sector development issues desired.
Journalism experience in business/economics/agribusiness will be an added advantage.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements for the relevant position are requested to send their current CV (maximum four A4 pages) and a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 11:59 PM Nepal time on 11 February 2021. Along with the CV and the motivation letter, please send the duly filled in “job application form”, which is available on the downloads section of our website’s Jobs page (https://www.swisscontact.org/en/countries/nepal/jobs)
In the "subject" line of your email, please mention the position applied for Swisscontact Nepal will not entertain any phone inquiries or other such solicitations for these positions. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the selection process.
Swisscontact Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Swisscontact Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women, Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other minority communities).
Swisscontact supports economic, social and ecological development of South Asia by implementing projects which enable people to improve their living conditions on their own initiatives. Swisscontact has been engaged in international development cooperation in the region since 1962, when it started working in Chandigarh, India and established the Indo-Swiss Training Centre. Gradually, Swisscontact expanded operations across Bangladesh in 1979, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1980 and Nepal in 1990.
At present, Swisscontact South Asia has the largest portfolio of development projects in Bangladesh and the office located in Dhaka functions as the South Asia Regional Office (SARO). Swisscontact also maintains a country office in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Swisscontact aims to further strengthening its presence in South Asia whilst building and maintaining strong networks with private businesses; public agencies; micro, small and medium enterprises; non-governmental organisations and civil society; bi- and multi-lateral donor agencies and host governments.