Mercy Corps announces vacancy for COMMUNICATION OFFICER-Readvertisement . Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in communication, social sciences, or other related disciplines.
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant experience in working in communications.
  • A solid understanding of communications strategies and materials and the program context.
  • Experience in communication material design and production process
  • Prior experience with USAID funded projects is preferred. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are necessary.
  • Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment

Essential Job Responsibilities

The specific duties and responsibilities of the Communications Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

Program communications support: internal

  • Support in implementation of communication tools and mechanism in coordination with the Communications and SBC Manager, such as report and publication templates, photo guidance, success
  • story guidance and templates, social media guidance and samples.
  • Support in implementation of communications policies, such a social media policies and personal representation guidance.
  • Support the Communications and SBC Manager in matters related to communicationHarvest and share stories, lessons learned, and best practices for products, events, and other public opportunities.
  • Manage internal database of quality photographs; ensure consent forms are completed and inventoried for every photo. Provide regular guidance to staff on best practices for photos. (NOTE: Mercy Corps communications team globally already has many of these tools and will also provide support).
  • Assist the Communications and SBC Manager in producing engaging and informative communication materials (i.e. success stories, program summaries, thought leadership pieces, newsletters, etc.)


Program communications support: external

  • Support the Communications and SBC Manager to collect, structure and document project related information for internal and external audiences, government and to ensure that publications are regularly posted and accessible.
  • Monitor external media and maintain a roster of focal points of key media platforms. 
  • Collect project related information for internal Mercy Corps global audiences.
  • Provide support in managing the design and content for Mercy Corps Nepal’s external website, and any social media accounts.

OTHERS

  • Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to respond as and when a crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Conduct themselves both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor and or Country Director.

Supervisory Responsibility: N/A

Accountability: Partnership Manager, Director of Finance & Compliance, Position Description; National Staff Policy Handbook; Code of conduct and Mercy Corps policy and procedures.

Reports Directly to: Communications and SBC Manager

Works Directly with: SBC Officer, Cluster Coordinator, Program Leads, Partner Organizations, other support team members.

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.

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Application Deadline: Jan 31st,2023

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