Senior External Relations Assistant

Asian Development Bank
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2018-07-17 Deadline: 2018-07-25
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Public Affairs or related field.
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Job Purpose

The Senior External Relations Assistant will be responsible to assist in the timely dissemination of information to local and international media, executing agencies (EAs), host government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) regarding ADB and its operation to enhance resident mission's (RM's) external relations and public profile; to provide translation and interpretation service for the RM. The incumbent will report to a designated International Staff and/or senior National Staff.


  • Assists in the timely dissemination of information about ADB and its operations in host country;
  • Assists in developing a media package, both print and multi-media for RM, and coordinates ADB's media report and interviews in host country;
  • Maintain and updates contact database of media, NGOs/civil society organizations and ADB's key audiences;
  • Assists in preparation of publications and other outreach materials; and storing and keeping up-to-date resources (presentations, slide shows, photos, CDs, other forms of communications);
  • Assists the External Relations Officer in coordinating RM's external relations and the publicity of ADB's operational achievements in host country; liaison with NGOs; and maintaining a good communication environment for RM and host government departments, partners, clients and other related organizations. Provides administrative support to the External Relations Unit;
  • Translates documents from local dialect to English and from English to local dialect to facilitate RM to undertake its professional work;
  • Assists in the updating of bilingual information on the home page;
  • Coordinates and proof-reads the out-sourced translation;
  • Interprets for RM seminars, meetings, interviews, etc.; and
  • Performs any other duties as required and reflected in the incumbent's workplan.


Relevant Experience and Requirements

  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level.
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Public Affairs or related field.
  • At least 5-year relevant professional experience in communication and media relations or relevant fields.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with individuals from different cultural and national backgrounds.
  • Good computer skills with sound knowledge of common word-processing, spreadsheets and graphics software and database management.
  • Familiarity with local languages and institutions.
  • Good writing and speaking skills in English are essential.
  • Proven ability to work independently and set own work priorities.
  • Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member.
  • Please also refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for Administrative Staff 6-7.

General Considerations

The selected candidate is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

ADB offers competitive remuneration for this vacancy and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB's standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual's qualifications and experience.

ADB only hires nationals of its 67 members. This vacancy is a local staff position. It is open only to nationals and residents of Nepal.

ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of ADB member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

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