Outreach & Events Officer Mid Level

BBC Media Action
Location: Sanepa, Lalitpur
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-06-19 Deadline: 2015-06-26
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Sanepa Lalitpur
  • Working Position : Mid Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachalore/Master
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Journalism / Editor / Media
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Title:                           Outreach and Events Officer

Department:              BBC Media Action

Grade:                        5

Reports To:               Project Director

Based:                        Kathmandu

Duration:                   3 months (renewable) fixed term contract, full time


BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Working in 28 countries, we use media and communications to inform, empower and connect people.  BBC Media Action reaches some 200 million people through local broadcast partners, BBC channels, online, mobile and print platforms and through interpersonal communication. 

We have worked in Nepal since 2007. Our weekly Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) television and radio programme is the most popular current affairs programme in the country, listened to or watched by 5.6 million people. Each year seven broadcast partners, spread throughout the country, receive intensive capacity training to produce their own local discussion programmes.  In 2013, BBC Media Action trained more than 200 Nepali journalists, humanitarian aid workers, government, police and army in communicating with communities in emergencies, including running an earthquake simulation.

BBC Media Action responded within hours of the earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 by broadcasting our first “lifeline” programme to help people affected by the earthquake. Lifeline programming is special programming (through channels such as radio, television and mobile) to provide people affected by humanitarian crises them with actionable, practical information which they can use to survive and recover. Lifeline programmes also give people a voice to share their needs, concerns and stories.   In the wake of a humanitarian disaster, people need answers to questions such as: What happened? Where and what aid is coming? What risks am I facing and how can I protect myself? How can I search for my family? Which roads are safe to travel?  Throughout the emergency, we have been liaising closely with humanitarian, government and media partners in order to coordinate the dissemination of essential information, gather information on the needs of affected groups and provide audiences with the opportunity to raise concerns, ask questions and share their stories.

Job purpose

BBC Media Action is recruiting an Outreach and Events Officer to take our radio lifeline programme on the road and to set up listener groups in partnership with community based organisations and other NGOs. BBC Media Action has a local production team currently producing the lifeline programme from our base in Kathmandu.

The Outreach and Events Officer will lead on launching an outreach component of BBC Media Action’s lifeline project in Nepal, including planning and preparation, managing relevant partnerships, training partner staff, and delivering the agreed activities. Working with supervision from our trainers, the Outreach Events Officer will support the delivery of BBC Media Action outreach activities on time and on budget. The Outreach Events Officer is line managed by the Project Director.

Main duties

  1. Maintain regular contact and a good relationship with our outreach implementing partners
  2. Co-ordinate closely with the lifeline production team about production schedules to ensure close synergy between project activities
  3. Keep the Lifeline Trainer and project team up to date with implementing partners activities (listener groups) and upcoming events
  4. Travel extensively to areas where our community outreach activities are conducted
  5. Facilitate outreach activities with our implementing partners and ensure outreach activities cover necessary project themes and objectives
  6. Assist with the provision of information and distribution of our programmes at outreach events
  7. Make media outputs, such as taking pictures and videos of the outreach activities if and when necessary for the project
  8. Write and disseminate reports after each outreach event
  9. Promote a positive image of BBC Media Action and the development work undertaken by the organisation
  10. Perform other training-related duties and projects as assigned and liaise with other internal teams as required (Admin & Finance, Research & Learning, London regional project management).

Job Specification

Essential skills and experience

  1. Excellent written and spoken English and Nepali
  2. Strong planning and organising skills, including experience of project management.
  3. Ability to meet deadlines consistently
  4. Excellent attention to detail
  5. Ability, enthusiasm and drive to learn new processes quickly, multi task, and take ownership
  6. Solid experience working with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  7. Willing and able to travel regularly
  8. Interest in and understanding of youth civil society organisations
  9. Experience managing and reporting on budgets
  10. Creative thinker able to find solutions to a variety of issues
  11. Experience in facilitating group discussions

Desirable skills and experience

  1. Strong understanding of marketing and events planning
  2. Interest in and understanding of media
  3. Other languages spoken in Nepal


The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

  1. Problem Solving: Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for decision making and problem-solving. Transforms proposals/ideas into practical reality.
  2. Imagination/Creative Thinking: Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
  3. Planning and Organising: Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
  4. Communication: The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  5. Managing Relationships: Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Team working.
  6. Flexibility: Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.

Apply Instructions

Please e-mail your application to application@np.bbcmediaaction.org no later than 26th June 2015. All applications should include a CV and a cover letter providing evidence that you have the skills and experience required for this position. Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted within 1 week of the deadline.

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Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location 2 Cha, Sanepa Chowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Organization Size 20-50
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