Knowledge Management and Communication Officer

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-12-06 Deadline: 2018-01-02
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing centre serving eight regional member countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)—Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation.  ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by the four Thematic Areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and in the future.
The Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit serves as a resource for the organization through its involvement in the preparation and distribution of technical publications and information materials, media-related activities, outreach events, content development, and maintenance of the internal and external websites, all in line with the ICIMOD branding policy.


Responsibilities and tasks

The Knowledge Management and Communication Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
Synthesis, Editing, and Documentation
  • Support in synthesising initiatives’ achievements and developing strategic documents such as issue briefs and other knowledge products for influencing policy and practice. 
  • Develop draft publications or other forms of communication materials such as videos and flyers from diverse material provided by programme staff such as reports, summaries, presentations, and verbal inputs. 
  • Prepare impact stories for the web and public dissemination. Travel to project activity sites may be required.
  • Summarize and rewrite text for different purposes (e.g., media articles, peer-reviewed journal articles, web summaries, and information sheets).
  • Support documentation of workshops and conferences as a rapporteur and/or editor. 
  • Ensure initiative publications are collected, registered, and shared through ICIMOD’s online document repository, HimalDoc.
  • Edit routine publications such as workshop reports and other publications, as and when needed. 
Planning, Networking, and Outreach 
  • Prepare and design strategies and plans for communication and outreach for the initiative within the framework of the Knowledge Management and Communications Strategy. 
  • Expand the initiative’s outreach based on its existing communication strategy targeted at varied knowledge networks.
  • In collaboration with other KMC colleagues, draft press releases, advisories, factsheets, newsletters, press/media kits, event proceedings, and news stories for media uptake and to inform key partners and other targeted audiences about the results and achievements of the initiative.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing with partners providing a steady flow of news and stories for website/publications, keeping partners aware of the initiatives’ work.
  • Provide training and capacity building support to initiative teams and partners on knowledge management and communication tools and processes, including training and capacity building on collecting and writing impact stories.
  • Help monitor and evaluate the knowledge sharing programmes and activities to improve networking and outreach of the initiatives.
Internal Liaison and Coordination
  • Facilitate interface of initiatives with KMC for smooth running of operations in-house and with outside consultants, including designing, layout, and publishing.
  • Provide relevant inputs and information to keep the initiatives’ website and other information portals up-to-date. 
  • Facilitate submission to KMC and ICIMOD’s internal Publications and Outreach Committee for approval, including editing, liaison between authors to ensure feedback is incorporated when required. 
  • Identify the communication and knowledge management needs of the initiatives and suggest appropriate KM and communications tools/services available in-house.
  • Perform other related duties as required and as may be requested by the KMC Senior Manager.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Journalism, Information Management/Science, Development Communication, Knowledge Management, or related field with extensive experience in information, behavioural, and/or communications sciences, 
  • Minimum two years of work experience in the field of communications as a communications specialist or journalist. 
  • Sound knowledge of communication strategies, knowledge management tools, and information technology.



  • Cross Cultural Impact: Ability to adapt personal style, manners, and communication to accommodate various cultures. Able to modify methods based on an understanding of the local business customs and practices and be able to find solution in case of misunderstanding. 
  • Result Orientation: Ability to works independently with strong sense of initiative, discipline and self-motivation and takes responsibility for fulfilling goals
  • Team Work and Cooperation: Ability to work effectively and smoothly across teams with intercultural sensitivity and take actions to build a cohesive work climate in which all members are included.
  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to analyse data, to bring different viewpoints into the decision making process and to sets priorities among competing interests
  • Networking/Stakeholder Management: Ability to maintain existing linkages and effectively communicate with stakeholders and other external parties on different levels.
  • Impactful Communication: Ability to present and discuss ideas effectively within the team along with demonstrated active listening skills.
  • Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Ability to implement new technologies and approaches and present opportunities while making improvements in own work area. Able Questions status quo practices/traditions and assumptions


Duty Station

Kathmandu, Nepal


These are two-year contract positions, of which the first six months are probationary. The contracts have the potential to be renewed for the duration of the individual project.


Salaries and benefits at ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Gender and Equity Policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 02 Jan 2018 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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Organization Summary

From 1983 to 1987, ICIMOD went through a formative stage during which the Centre had to find its footing, build its identity and niche, and establish a base of operations. The Centre started in 1984 with five programmes: Watershed Management, Off-farm Employment Generation, Rural Energy Planning, Engineering in Fragile Environments, and Information Systems for Mountain Development, together with a Documentation and Information Exchange service. Major activities were confined to holding seminars and workshops on key mountain issues; and these were, for the most part, determined annually based on staff expertise and the nature of the funding available.

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