Advocacy and Communication Manager
Action Against Hunger

Action Contre la Faim | Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending child hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Currently operational in 50 countries, it started its work in Nepal from 2005. Usually referred as technical expert for acute malnutrition in Nepal, it has been operational in different parts of the country addressing undernutrition through integrated approach following the Nepal Government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan. The organization was successful in bringing attention of the government, key donors, UN agencies and stakeholders to address severe acute malnutrition both in terms of treatment and prevention through Generation Nutrition Campaign where more than 39 different organizations shown their solidarity. Currently operational in 6 districts (Makwanpur, Nawalparasi, Nuwakot, Saptari and Rasuwa, Rautahat), it is fighting hunger through different programme intervention viz. Nutrition and Health, Mental Health and Care practices, WASH, and food security & livelihood. The organization now seeks to strengthen its initiatives around Disaster Risk Reduction to help establish integrated and resilience building approach to all its programmes. 
As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization, we are committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to affected populations, professionalism and transparency.

Advocacy and Communication Manager

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : senior
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : None
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jul. 19, 2016 00:00 (2 years, 2 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification
  • Past experiences in a similar position or good knowledge and experience of advocacy and communication environment, as advocacy senior officer or communication senior officer for at least 2 years in aid/development sector
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and Nepali
  • Excellent writing skills and capacity of analysis, compilation and synthesis of information
  • Good knowledge of media, humanitarian and local context and actors
  • Ability to take pictures in a professional way
  • Good knowledge of Windows XP and MS Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Outlook, IE)
  • Ability to use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Good organization skills and ability to set priorities
  • Communication skills and ability to relate to people
  • Ability to negotiate and conflict management skills
  • Dynamic, flexible and pro-active attitude: real autonomy required
  • Ability to work in diverse environment with short deadlines and intense pressure

Job Description

Main Objective: Develop and implement the mission advocacy and communication strategies consistent with international advocacy issues pursued by ACF-IN at global level and ACF-IN communication guidelines and standards


Objective 1: Contribute to the definition of mission strategy

  • Developing the mission advocacy strategy consistent with the technical strategies and ACF international advocacy strategies : identification of objectives of change, defining the messages, targets and partners and relevant tools
  • Developing the mission communication strategy consistent with ACF-IN branding guidelines and ACF Nepal Country Strategy
  • Writing proposals (or advocacy objectives within mission’s proposals) and reports for funding bodies and submitting to the Country Director in a timely manner

Objective 2: Implement the advocacy strategy at national level

  • Managing information necessary for advocacy activities
  • Elaborating the action plan and coordinating the implementation of advocacy activities
  • Efficiently monitoring and evaluating the results, ensuring compliance with ACF standards, implementing recommendations and alerting the Country Director (or deputy Country Director) when necessary
  • Analyze the situation on advocacy issues: collect and update the data, follow political, financial, administrative, national or international dates, follow the positioning of all parties and their changes
  • Collecting or coordinating the collection of evidence through the results of ACF programs in the country and according to opportunities to influence
  • Facilitating the sharing of advocacy objectives within the mission
  • Writing positioning papers and summaries and actively participate to the writing of messages
  • Initiating and participate to official and lobbying meetings about issues related to the advocacy strategy in cooperation with the Heads of Technical Department and the Country Director or Deputy CD

Objective 3: Represent ACF to outside bodies

  • Developing and coordinating partnerships with other parties on advocacy activities (NGO, civil society) and facilitating joint advocacy activities
  • Supporting the Country Director (or Deputy CD) in developing contact with the media in order to have an effective and efficient channels for advocacy and communication messages

Objective 4: Contribute to ACF expertise on Advocacy

  • Recording experience and lessons learned on advocacy activities and transmit to HQ
  • Contributing to working groups and advocacy activities (data collection and analysis, possible participation to international forums and meetings) of ACF international network
  • Adapting and implementing mission activities related to overall advocacy objectives (support to campaigns, multi-country activities)

Objective 5: Produce external communication material about ACF programs and strategy

  • Collecting information and analysis from ACF team (especially from Heads of Department and Field coordinator) on political, socio-economic situation and humanitarian needs of the country
  • Monitoring national newspapers and media, as well as UN publications, for relevant information and take them into consideration to prepare ACF communication
  • Creating communication products about ACF Nepal programs in local language as well as English for wider dissemination: 1 brochure per program; an overview of ACF work in country (annual); review case studies provided by field team to include in program reporting
  • Supporting field team to produce good quality pictures for external communication and donor reporting

Objective 6: Assist the CD to manage communication with and through media

  • Creating and ensure permanent relations with national journalists and media
  • Creating a media contact list and develop an analysis to identify potential opportunities and risks to interact with the communication actors
  • Ensuring a good information flow between ACF and media (formal and informal meetings, letters, articles, etc…) about programs and activities.
  • Preparing press releases when needed to share relevant messages about ACF positioning and activities
  • Advising the CD and other ACF staff in order to facilitate external communication (for interviews, redaction of articles)

Objective 7: Support communication and visibility works in ACF

  • Assisting the CD and managerial staff, when appropriate for general and official representation during meetings with authorities, organizations, members of the civil society, media and other parties when necessary
  • Assisting other members of the staff, both national and international, in ACF communication upon request of the Country Director
  • Participating in the different communication events organized by NGOs, GoN, Donors, Civil society, Community Based Organization, along with CD or individually
  • Assisting the technical departments and operational teams (PMs, Field coordinator) to develop communication and visibility in their programs

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Contract Duration: 1 year
Basic Salary per month: NPR 93,192 plus (accommodation allowance which depends on localized/delocalized staff, transportation allowance, provident fund benefit and festival bonus)
Duty Station: Kathmandu -1 position



Applications: Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit an application letter, updated CV with two referees through email: by 19th July 2016. The Vacancy Reference must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. ACF Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applicants and ACF provides equal opportunities for all candidates.

Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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