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

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Mass communication, Development Studies, Economics, or any other relevant fields. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant professional experience development programs.
  • 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
  • Familiarity with gender mainstreaming and education programs.
  • Awareness on the particular needs and related program considerations for vulnerable and marginalized girls.
  • Communication and knowledge management design and implementation skill.
  • Ability to search for different resources to develop innovative approaches.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote areas.
  • Strong Monitoring and Evaluation skills with demonstrated skills in preparing fact sheet, presentation, and documentation.
  • Strong facilitation and consensus-building skills.
  • Strong team building and staff handling skills.
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player.
  • Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
  • Good computer skills, including preliminary research and information gathering from the internet, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint preparation, design software (Photoshop, Illustration, InDesign, freehand, Adobe Premier Pro package, etc.) is required.
  • Strong written and oral presentation and communication skills in both English and Nepali required, including report development, writing, and editing.

Essential Job Responsibilities

The specific duties and responsibilities of the Communication Specialist 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 communication.
  • Harvest 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.


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership. 
  • Proactively ensure that team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

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 present in Nepal since 2005.

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Application Deadline: Monday 20th Feb,2023

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