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Media and Communications Coordinators

Amnesty International Nepal is seeking to recruit a full time professional for a position as below:

Job Description


Job Title : Media and Communications Coordinators

No. of Opening(s) : One

Closing Date : 20 May 2021

Salary and Benefits : Annual Gross Salary NPR 1,123,957.41 plus other benefits as per the organization’s staff regulation.

Location : Amnesty International Nepal, Balaju, Kathmandu

Line Manager : Section Director

Other key relationships :

  • Campaigns, Membership and HRE Unit
  • International, Regional and National Media
  • Amnesty International’s Communicaiton, Media and Law and Policy Units
  • South Asia Regional Office Team
  • Communciation staff across the AI Sections
  • Campaigns staff
  • National Board, Groups, Youth Networks and members

OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB:

To lead, facilitate and support Amnesty International Nepal (AI Nepal)’s media and communications work in order to advance the organization’s human rights goals and raise awareness of AI’s works to promote and protect human rights, to support AI’s global campaigns, and to attract a growing number of members, supporters and donors to the movement.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE:

AI Nepal’s Media and Communications Department is responsible for promoting and supporting a culture of effective and coordinated media and communications work across AI Nepal and the movement. The programme drives and maintains consistent presentation of Amnesty International’s name and message in the media and oversees media strategy, content, delivery and targeting of Amnesty International’s message in the print and electronic media.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiate and generate press coverage in the national and international media that supports Amnesty International’s local and regional, thematic and mobilization projects and campaigns;
  • Design, implement and evaluate innovative and effective media and public relations strategies and work plans in order to secure and increase media coverage for Amnesty International’s work in Nepal;
  • Implement a media relations programme featuring pro-active media liaison, pitching Amnesty International stories and spokespeople, organizing interviews, providing media briefings, writing op-eds and responding to requests, according to news value, defined target audiences, timing and impact;
  • Identify opportunities from Amnesty International’s planned media work and from external news events to secure quality coverage with print and broadcast media contacts in order to secure immediate and long-term media coverage;
  • Develop, in consultation with relevant teams, a strategy for media relations leveraging social media opportunities for on AI Nepal;
  • Monitor and report on AI Nepal’s media profile as well as on current and emerging issues, making recommendations for future media work that ensures AI Nepal’s media work is balanced and able to respond to external developments;
  • Organize media activities including press conferences and media briefings and provide media support to Amnesty International research and campaigns;
  • Strengthen AI Nepal’s media profile by identifying need and assisting in implementation of media training and to act as spokesperson for the organization, as agreed;
  • Undertake crisis media work including ensuring timely AI Nepal media response to key external and internal events;
  • Ensure Amnesty International’s and AI Nepal’s media work is consistent with the organization’s strategies and priorities with work plans geared for optimum impact;
  • Contribute to the development and strengthening of the global network of media workers, including those located in Nepal, through the development and provision of media materials which support consistent and timely messaging;
  • Carry out own administrative task related to the post in accordance with the guidelines on self-servicing and to provide coverage for team members as required;
  • Monitor progress and adherence to agreed standards, including establishing systems to ensure accountability and reporting;
  • Design, edit and produce materials and publications in coordination with other department of AI Nepal;
  • To develop realistic and appropriate production and activity budgets for the consideration and approval of the Director;
  • To manage the portfolio of work within the agreed budget and keep accurate track of expenses;
  • To report any changes or deviations in the agreed budget immediately to the Director for consideration and approval;
  • To perform any other task as designated by the Section Director.

COMPETENCIES:

Corporate Competencies

  • Shows professional integrity by modeling Amnesty International’s values and standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of Amnesty International;
  • Displays a respect for diversity and is adaptable at plural operating spaces;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;

Functional competencies

  • Ability to conduct strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to lead monitoring of management projects;
  • Ability to lead business process;
  • Ability to affect staff behavioral/attitudinal change;
  • Proven ability to coordinate complex programs with diverse range of partners;
  • Ability to analyze and apply social media concepts to the local development field;
  • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results-Based Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of the programme, managing data, reporting;

Analytical and strategic thinking/results orientation

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • Masters’ Degree in Journalism or any other related filed

Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant working experience in the media sector;
  • Ability to manage changing or conflicting priorities and operate effectively within a demanding work environment;
  • Ability to communicate clearly;
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate members in a team and generate and maintain the team spirit;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Nepali.

The contract duration is one (1) year with possibility of extension.


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Human Rights Education Officer

Amnesty International Nepal is seeking to recruit a full time professional for a position as below:

Job Description


Job Title : Human Rights Education Officer

No. of Opening(s) : One

Closing Date : 20 May 2021

Salary and Benefits : Annual Gross Salary NPR 821,867.59 plus other benefits as per the organization’s staff regulation.

Location : Amnesty International Nepal, Balaju, Kathmandu

Line Manager : Section Director

Other key relationships :

  • Campaigns Coordinator
  • Media and Communications Coordinator
  • HRE Coordinaotors of Other Sections
  • HRE Coordinator in South Asia Regional Office and HRE Unit at London
  • Partner organisations in Nepal

JOB PURPOSE:

  • Implement national Human Rights Education strategies and activities for the Human Rights Education work and projects in Nepal, which forms part of the education for change through a worldwide human rights education programme.
  • Support coordinated actions at the national, regional and international levels in liaison with Amnesty International Nepal (AI Nepal), external partners and networks, in order to ensure maximum impact.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To implement Human Rights Education strategies in line with AI Nepal campaign strategies and goals including establishing linkages with schools, colleges and universities and government agencies to ensure HR is explicit in the curriculum;
  • To conduct and facilitate various forms of human rights education using multi-media to staff, members, supporters, target groups and other human rights stakeholders;
  • To develop educational resources related to Amnesty’s human rights program and/or campaigns that can be used or adapted by others within and outside Amnesty;
  • To train members, volunteers, interns and supporters to become human rights trainers and advocates;
  • To secure various materials from local and international sources including international treaties, covenants and agreements on Human Rights relevant to HRE work;
  • To stay up-to-date on relevant national and international developments on Human Rights issues and update members, supporters and network of AI Nepal;
  • To coordinate with the Campaign Coordinator and the Media and Communications Coordinator to integrate Human Rights Education in their respective plans and activities;
  • To assist all coordinators in developing and updating modules for skills training in their respective areas of work;
  • To ensure that the whole Amnesty Nepal organization is regularly informed about developments and priorities in the HRE program;
  • To provide written reports to the Section Director and other internal and external stakeholders as requested by the Section Director;
  • To assist the Section Director in identifying potential donors for the HRE projects and developing proposals ensuring the compliance of Amnesty International fund-raising process and policy;
  • To attend relevant meetings and conferences in Nepal and internationally as agreed with the Section Director;
  • To develop realistic and appropriate production and activity budgets for the consideration and approval of the Director;
  • To manage the portfolio of work within the agreed budget and keep accurate track of expenses;
  • To report any changes or deviations in the agreed budget immediately to the Director for consideration and approval;
  • To perform any other task as designated by the Section Director.

COMPETENCIES:

Corporate Competencies

  • Shows professional integrity by modeling Amnesty International’s values and standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of Amnesty International;
  • Displays a respect for diversity and is adaptable at plural operating spaces;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;

Functional competencies

  • Ability to conduct strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to lead monitoring of management projects;
  • Ability to lead business process;
  • Ability to affect staff behavioral/attitudinal change;
  • Proven ability to coordinate complex programs with diverse range of partners;
  • Ability to analyze and apply social media concepts to the local development field;
  • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results-Based Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of the programme, managing data, reporting;

Analytical and strategic thinking/results orientation

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in law/Human rights, social science, political science or related field.

Experience:

  • At least three years of relevant working experience in a human rights organization with sufficient knowledge of the substantive human rights issues;
  • Proven track record in a field such as members moblization and or public administration;
  • Ability to manage changing or conflicting priorities and operate effectively within a demanding work environment;
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues of human rights education in Nepal and worldwide;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and tailor content for different audiences;
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate members in a team and generate and maintain the team spirit;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Nepali.

The contract duration is one (1) year with possibility of extension.


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Admin and Finance Assistant

Amnesty International Nepal is seeking to recruit a full time professional for a position as below:

Job Description


Job Title : Admin and Finance Assistant

No. of Opening(s) : One

Closing Date : 20 May 2021

Salary and Benefits : Annual Gross Salary NPR 485,988 plus other benefits as per the organization’s staff regulation.

Location : Amnesty International Nepal, Balaju, Kathmandu

Line Manager : Director via Admin & Finance Manager

Other key relationships : Campaigns, Media & Communications, HRE and Membership Unit
      

OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB:

To support in ensuring the sound management of Amnesty International Nepal’s finances, administration, logistics and other campaign support activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Finance, admin and logistic support

  • Support the Finance & admin manager in keeping track of the day to day finances and office administration;
  • Support in maintaining financial records and accurate books of account, undertake journal entries and maintain proper financial documents (both electronic and hard copies);
  • Assist in raising vouchers, prepare cheques and process payments in accordance with the standard practice including ensuring and monitoring proper authorization and approvals of each documents generated;
  • Support the Finance & admin manager in accomplishing business transactions with government agencies, banks and others, as required;
  • Help to maintain an assets Register for all office equipment and furnishings;
  • Support the administrative works in the office including but not limited to the Organizational renewals, seeking official approvals, delivering letters and other items to the targets etc;
  • Support the membership in-charge in recording, updating, analyzing and maintaining the membership and supporter profile in the software including printing members' ID cards when required;
  • Support the Office Assistant in maintaining the store and keeping track of the records of the stocks received and disbursed;
  • Provide executive and secretarial service to the Director including performing any specific task as designated by the Director. 

Supporting Office Businesses

  • Undertake proactively support initiatives to the Amnesty International Nepal team in its businesses including in the organization of public events;
  • Undertake filed visits with Amnesty International Nepal team as and when required or requested for activities;
  • Display a learning attitude and contribute to the overall office goals in general.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Shows professional integrity;
  • Displays a respect for diversity and is adaptable at plural operating spaces;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Self-driven, self-starter;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Management or any other related filed

Experience:

  • At least one year’s relevant work experience in a similar work environment;
  • Ability to manage changing or conflicting priorities and operate effectively within a demanding work environment;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Nepali.

The contract duration is one (1) year with possibility of extension.

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Written applications in the given format should be submitted  by 17:00 hrs. 20 May 2021 by email to: vacancy@amnesty.org.np

AI Nepal is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture and highly encourages individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Only short listed applicants will be contacted for the interview. AI Nepal reserves the exclusive right to revoke or cancel the VA without any notice. Any attempt of canvassing or influence during the entire process of recruitment will lead to automatic disqualification.   

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