Media Officer

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2018-01-11 Deadline: 2018-01-19
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of KMC and in coordination with colleagues from across the institution, the Media Officer will perform the following tasks:
  • Build and maintain a network of journalists and other media-related persons across all ICIMOD Regional Member Countries for ensuring the widest reach possible for ICIMOD’s work;
  • Liaise, network and seek opportunities to build relationships with local, regional, and international media platforms and channels for the dissemination of ICIMOD’s work;
  • Pro-actively engage with the media mapping exercise in each of ICIMOD’s Regional Member Countries so that the individual media-related contexts of those countries can be understood and optimally used to promote ICIMOD’s work through the appropriate platforms and channels;
  • Facilitate publication of press releases, media advisories, and news releases;
  • Monitor media coverage of ICIMOD work and share, post, and archive that coverage;
  • Coordinate publishing of staff features, opinion articles, and blogs in national, regional, and international media outlets;
  • Organize all aspects of media events  such as press briefings/conferences, media workshops, thematic media sessions and assist in media aspects of outreach events;
  • Support KMC and initiative-led media trainings/workshops/interactions/field visits/for journalists in line with the requests from different programmes/themes/ initiatives, including support for in-house capacity building activities;
  • Act as the institutional media contact for all media-related matters across the institution including coordinating all requests for interviews by all media representatives in line with ICIMOD media guidelines and one-window policy at the Centre, and liaising closely with designated subject experts for media interactions;
  • Work in coordination with the Editorial Team to draft and promote templates and training for ICIMOD staff for improved composition of standard media materials such as press releases and media advisories;
  • Collate and package ICIMOD-wide news, event information, e-circulars, press releases, international day messages, and staff articles. Coordinate the dissemination of these products, as applicable, to partners, stakeholders, and media in the region and beyond;
  • Attend to all general queries relating to media and dissemination activities;
  • Work as a team player within KMC to support KMC-related activities in the Centre and work as a team player within ICIMOD to promote institutional goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Information Management/Science, Development Communication, Knowledge Management, or a related field with extensive experience in information, behavioural, and/or communications sciences
  • At least 5 years of work experience in a communications-related field
  • Sound knowledge of communication strategies, information technology, and the media landscape in the region

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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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