Advocacy Officer


Advocacy Officer

KOSHISH is a nongovernmental organization, as a national self-help organization it is working in the field of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Nepal. The word "KOSHISH" means "making an effort”. KOSHISH works in a twin-track approach; advocacy and service delivery. Since 2008, advocacy for inclusion and dignity of people with mental health and psychosocial issues and transforming lives of people living in vulnerable conditions has been at the forefront of KOSHISH’s goals with UNCRPD, 2006 at its core.

Advocacy Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 2 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Hetauda and Pokhara
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jan. 09, 2022 23:55 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 4 years
Professional Skill Required : Communication Presentation Microsoft Office Suite
Other Specification
  • Good understanding of human rights-based approach and familiarity with core International Human Rights Treaties including the UNCRPD, CEDAW and CRC. 
  • Understanding and experience of working in public health issues (including mental health) or disability (including psychosocial disability).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation & public relation skills in both English and Nepali.
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure and in a team for bringing the concrete results. 
  • Flexible and able to multitask on several different aspects of the projects.
  • Well-versed in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel etc.
  • Empathetic, Energetic with receptive learning attitude.
  • Female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

  • Conduct in-depth analysis of laws, programs, policies and regulations related to mental health and psychosocial disability at the Provincial and Local Level. 
  • Communicate and lobby with government authorities and concerned stakeholders, organize events and make linkages to accelerate avenues and synergies in the sector of mental health and psychosocial disability.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to highlight the issues of mental health and psychosocial disability.
  • Develop advocacy letters on pertinent issues relating to mental health and psychosocial disability and form delegations to stakeholders
  • Follow up with government authorities and other concerned stakeholders
  • Field visit in the existing target area of the KOSHISH and collect evidences that reflects content and local context
  • Organize activities set forth by the organization in the target areas within time specified
  • To work on de-stigmatization and sensitization through media mobilization
  • Support to develop Information Education and Communication materials 
  • Support in preparation of annual, semi-annual, periodic and event reports

Remuneration and Benefit: Negotiable as per competence and experience

(Note: Job Description might be upgraded based on organizational and project requirements)

Applying Procedure

Interested candidate are requested to send their updated curriculum vitae via email in [email protected]. Please clearly mark in subject line as "Application for the post of ……." for the position applied. The deadline for application submission is 9th January 2022. 

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. KOSHISH reserves the rights to accept or to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason whatsoever.

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