Layout Assistant

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-12-27 Deadline: 2018-01-19
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Others
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of 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 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 Communications (KMC) Unit serves as a resource for the organization through 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 Layout Assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Editor and the Division Head, the Layout Assistant will perform the following tasks:
  • Design and layout of general and technical publications according to the ICIMOD branding, including identifying and selecting appropriate photographs and at times recreating diagrams 
  • Maintain complete digital backup files of all products prepared and as per request send parts of back up files to programmes and other units
  • Prepare PDF files or press-ready files for the external printer
  • Work within ICIMOD branding guidelines in laying out workshop materials (banners, stickers, advertisements, invitations, name tags, etc.)
  • Ensure that all general and technical publications are posted to ICIMOD’s HimalDoc repository
  • Maintain hard copies of all products 
  • Perform other duties as required in KMC
  • Keep up-to-date with latest developments in the field of desktop publishing and graphic design, suggest new software or approaches when appropriate
  • Work together harmoniously within the small Publication Unit team
  • Work as a team player within KMC in general and in particular, to support KM activities at the centre


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a design-related field 
  • Two years of work experience in a design-related field
  • Sound knowledge of design and layout strategies, tools, and information technology



  • Teamwork and cooperation: Ability to work smoothly and effectively with others in the team to establish constructive ideas or solutions that meet team objectives; seeks and values the opinions of others; liaises with others to share information and ideas; collaborates and interacts with team members regardless of barriers (gender, location, culture, place in the organization)
  • Result orientation: Proactively approaches the smooth organisation of internal processes; possesses the ability to work independently with a strong sense of initiative, discipline, and self-motivation; sets challenging personal goals
  • Cross cultural impact: Is receptive to cultural differences; adjusts to cultural differences to ensure broad participation; accurately understands cultural differences
  • Analytical thinking: Able to seek out information and researches to understand problems; uses appropriate data to support decisions; creates plans to achieve objectives
  • Continuous improvement and Innovation: Easily implements new technologies and approaches when necessary, makes improvements in own work area. Recognizes and reacts to present opportunities and questions status quo practices/traditions and assumptions
  • Self-development: Demonstrates a continuous learning attitude; Asks for feedback on his/her performance, finds out about possibilities for personal development and investigates how more experienced colleagues do their work.
  • Developing others: Able to give feedback on request on performance; Gives concrete feedback on performance or output of work of others to smoothen working relations or to facilitate effective operational results and compliance; provides information on compliance, procedures and processes


Duty Station

Kathmandu, Nepal



One year, of which the first three months is probationary, with possibility of extension, subject to ICIMOD’s future funding levels and performance.



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  12 Jan 2018 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Division: Knowledge Management and Communications


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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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