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Communication Assistant

    Full Time   Deadline : 2024-03-01 Closed
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  • No. of Vacancy: 1
  • Experience: - Years
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  • Apply Before: 2024-03-01 (Closed)
  • Offered Salary: Negotiable
  • Gender: Both
  • Driving License: Yes
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  Job Description:

1. Guided by UN-Habitat communication policies, assist in developing a communication plan for the project activities, .
2. Guided by Project Communication and Outreach Strategy, assist in preparing communication, advocacy and promotional materials, project briefs, bulletins, discussion materials, press release, social media content, infographics, photo, video and best practices documentation, review of the publication and dissemination through relevant and wider media networks.
3. Maintains a media network and contacts with civil society, to promote a better understanding of the project and to support advocacy efforts.
4. Contribute to regular news updates on the official website and newsletters for visibility of the Projects through regular communication mechanisms (social media, national and local media and various outlets)
5. Guided by corporate branding work with project team/consultants/implementation partners for the development and dissemination of project findings, advocacy tools, and other products through local and global networks.
6. Representation of UN-Habitat in UN Communication working groups as a focal point.
7. Provide support to Implementing Partners in their project-related communication and related products.
8. Assist in developing a plan for the storage and dissemination of publications to relevant partners and collaborate with the IT and Documentation Assistant for its execution.
9. Ensure all knowledge products are gender and social inclusion sensitive.
10. Perform other related duties as assigned by the HPM and the Project Coordinator.

Education + Experience
  • Certificate level / Plus 2 with Journalism, Development Communication, Mass Communication, or the related field. Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Development Communication, Mass Communication, or the related field.
  •  Professionalism: Familiar with the issues of inclusive urban planning,
    land, livelihood and climate change will be an additional asset; An
    established track record in communication management of similar nature;
    Good human relations skills, especially the ability to relate to a wide range
    of team members and partners; Progressive thinking, ability to work as
    part of a team and also to achieve work outputs with limited supervision,
    and a pro-active, energetic and innovative approach to work;.
  • Teamwork: Able to work both independently and as part of a team and
    establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and
    outside the organization. Ability to establish and maintain effective
    partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
    environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. The candidate
    needs to have experience of working with multiple stakeholders including
    government, civil society and other partners.
  • Planning & Organizing: The candidate should be able to develop clear
    goals that are consistent with the agreed strategy; able to adapt to a new
    task and work context quickly and finish all duties within the given
  • Client orientation: Experience in working with government institutions at
    national and local level is an advantage. Capable of working in a team and undertaking initiative to ensure smooth relations and open communication within the team and with partners to provide due visibility
    is required. Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a stressful environment.
  •  Minimum 5 years of working experience for Certificate level in
    development communication, mass media, mainstreaming journalism or
    journalistic research, social media handling, content development,
    audio/visual production or the related work.
  • Experience in designing communication materials (paper/video/audio) for
    mainstream and social media, story writing based on evidence collection,
    analysis and production of knowledge products.
  • Knowledge in the field of inclusive urban planning, livelihood and climate
    change or related issues and cross-cutting issues such as GESI, LNOB
    are desirable.
  • Training, meetings, community consultation & workshop facilitation skills
    are desirable.
  • Experience of working with the government stakeholders and the local
    government in the new federal structure.
  • Experience of working with UNITED NATIONS system and other
    international organizations/ projects will be considered as an advantage.
  • Excellent command (written and spoken) in English and Nepali language
    is required.
  • Good working knowledge of computer programs including Web.
  • Design and management, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, in design,
    Canva, photoshop and audio-visual editing software.
  • Good hand skills with camera, recording, video shooting and editing.
  • Good typing and editing skill in Nepali are desirable
  Apply Instruction:


To apply: Complete UN Personal History Form (P11). Download from

  • A Statement of Interest and suitability (a cover letter) for the position.
  • All applications should be submitted on

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