Media and Communication Officer

Plan International Nepal View All Jobs By Recruiter
Country Office, Lalitpur 7/19/2021 - 8/1/2021

Position Details

  • 1
  • None Specified
  • Bachelors(Undergraduate)
  • Communications, ICT, Media, Knowledge Mgmt, MIS
  • Country Office, Lalitpur

Summary of Position


Title: Media and Communications Officer 

Functional Area: Influence, Campaign and Communications 

Reports to: Director of Influencing, Campaigns & Communications

Location: Country Office

Travel required: 30%

Effective Date: July 2020

Grade: C1

Type: Fixed Term Employment for 2 years based in Country Office



Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners in over 75 countries. Our programs are underpinned by a core of defined values, including transparency and accountability, team collaboration, inclusion and integration, as well as the overall ambition to empower girls and young women as legacy. 

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 and developed a strong reputation as a respected development and humanitarian actor helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 24 districts in Nepal. 

Plan International Nepal has a vision for 2030 as “an inclusive, just and safe society where all girls and young women enjoy their rights and live in freedom”. This is coupled with the ambition of taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive as “Girls and young women in all of their diversity reach their full potential as equal and active citizens” by 2023. The country strategy is put into action through the implementation of three interrelated program areas defined as follows:

LEARN: the “Education and Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE)” program aims to assist vulnerable and excluded girls and young women in adapting and thriving in a changing climate;

LEAD AND DECIDE: the “Youth as Active Drivers of Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)” program aims to empower girls and young women in leading change, having control over their bodies and making informed decisions; and

THRIVE: the “Early Childhood Development (ECD), Child Protection and Child Poverty” program enhances vulnerable and excluded children, especially girls, to be valued and cared for without discrimination, fear and any forms of violence.

Plan international Nepal seeks candidates who practice feminist leadership, promote diversity, actively seek innovative solutions for problems, courageously and respectfully share their opinions and ideas, break down barriers and engender cross-department collaboration, practice active listening, maintain confidentiality, build trust and are passionate about children’s rights and equality for girls.


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Coordinate for Plan International's media appearance and support media communications activities for Plan International Nepal to ensure Plan’s accomplishments, stories are communicated effectively and in accordance with communication strategy, national priorities and global guidelines to the wider audiences through media channels ensuring global reputation. The person should be also providing technical guidance in organizing events run or supported by Plan International and act as focal person for public information.



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Reports to: Director of Influencing, Campaigns & Communications

Budget Accountability: 

Number of direct reports: None

Number of Indirect reports: 

Key stakeholder groups: Communications Lead (H),Plan International staffs, programme ,coordinators, project lead (M) ,Senior TA

External and internal relationships and representation: 



Key End Results and typical Responsibilities: 

  • Draft and develop media plans in order to deliver Plan International's contents for targeted audience of Plan International in Nepal
  • Maintain and nurture relations with media (print and electronic including social and online), influential people, stakeholders and establish an excellent network with varieties of media at district and national level
  • Prepare quality and audience-friendly multimedia content for Plan International's social media tools and online.  
  • Rewrite and produce content (drafted and contributed by departments, team and partners) such as articles, reports, stories, blogs, photo stories and use them in communications and media tools
  • Deliver quality translation of key policies, guidelines reports and strategies as required
  • Generate positive news coverage and rebut the negative one, be updated on the external issues that may affect in organizational image and initiate proactive measures
  • Coordinate with various Plan International partners and team to write and/or edit articles to supply the content to Plan's regional, global and national offices for its various media outlets
  • Support Plan International run events making sure of the best use of Plan International's brand and make visible for media to get across the messages
  • Keep up to date media contact information of Nepalese/International media active in the country and get broad range of support from them
  • Contribute to the wider media function across Plan International by providing media materials such as articles, stories, photos and other relevant materials 
  • Support programme partners in media and communications related capacity building and ensuring that this is integrated within programmes 
  • Supports in identifying potential new strategic media partners for Plan International Nepal and develop strategies working with them
  • Design and produce training and educational materials on media and communication for marketing the Plan International programmes and campaign  Frequently update Plan International Nepal social media outlets (Facebook, You tube, Twitter, Instagram etc.) and ensure we disseminate information about our program on a regular basis
  • Prepare press releases/ press statements and ensure adequate media coverage for all activities and functions. 


Dealing with Problems:

  • Need to deal with various types of journalist and media, agencies working on the same issues
  • Requires constant initiative and innovation to explore new ways and balance the relation and minimize the potential media crisis  
  • Need to face the complex audiences while delivering the public information 


Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.


Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism/Media and Communications, or relevant social science with 1-2 years experiences in development or media field in writing, editing and dissemination on developmental issues
  • Experience on development media contents/materials for various targeted audiences   
  • Working at similar position at NGO/INGOs is preferred, working experiences in mainstream media would be plus point. 



The candidate must have the knowledge on:

  • In depth knowledge Nepalese media landscape and systems, including local and national media environment, current affairs and understanding of various mass media channels in order to reach out Plan International development messages at various level 
  • Good knowledge on writing, drafting and reviewing of materials in both English and Nepali for various media content not limited to print. 
  • Public relation and public information systems
  • Handling media queries and appropriate response  
  • Right based approach to development
  • Child development, child rights and child labour issues and existing child labour acts



Following are the required skills and ability for this position:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills in both English and Nepali; ability in written and oral, typing in Nepali is must. 
  • Writing of media materials in a creative and contextual way 
  • Excellent networking with Nepalese media and journalists at district and national level  
  • Translation of media materials in both: English and Nepali
  • Strong computer skills, MS Office applications and other software required for producing savvy communication contents  
  • Have an eye for taking photos, and video clips required for  donors, developing communication materials and for media coverage 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in simple language that attracts youths and stakeholders.  
  • Updating social media tools and websites 
  • Public relation and public information management
  • Managing work relationships (internal/external)
  • Planning & prioritising



We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people


We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.


We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. 



Based in the Country Office with occasional field visit to the children, and to interact with right holders while producing media materials


Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children 


Say Yes ! To Keeping Children and Young people safe and Protected.

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Note: Due to urgent priority to fill in the positions, recruitment can be held on a rolling basis and Plan International reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline.

Note: Plan International Nepal invites the applications from female candidates only with priority to candidates from minority and youth groups for this position.