Communication and Translation Officer
BBC Media Action
Established in 1998, BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. Working with media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in claiming their rights, our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. BBC Media Action reaches some 200 million people through local broadcast partners, BBC channels (especially the BBC World Service), online, mobile and print platforms and through interpersonal communication. We are currently delivering projects in 28 countries, including in Nepal.

BBC Media Action has been working on communication for development projects in Nepal since 2007, giving us a well-developed understanding of Nepali audiences and significant experience of producing and evaluating media content on a range of issues to diverse target audiences. Our work in Nepal currently focuses on governance, health, resilience and humanitarian preparedness and response with strong gender commitments and focus.

Communication and Translation Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Journalism / Editor / Media
Job Level : entry
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : None
Apply Before(Deadline) : Oct. 30, 2012 00:00 (5 years, 11 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification
  • Fully computer literate – skilled and confident user of office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail applications.
  • Experience in translation and transcription in English and Nepai
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with experience in translation and transcription, conveying messages to different audiences using diverse media and experience in editing and proofreading corporate communication documents for public dissemination.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders from various institutional arrangements.

Job Description


Communication Officer

  • Prepare newsletters for the office for both web and e-mail distribution (weekly for Sajha Sawal and seven times per season for Katha Mitho Sarangiko and Sarangiko Bhalakusari).
  • Contribute in planning of and arrangements of events, and prepare office materials for the press and coordinate with media when required. 
  • Write or provide input for BBC MA fortnightly, quarterly and annual reports, as well as write and edit (where required) materials required for BBC MA’s websites.
  • Provide input in writing and editing texts when required.
  • Source, translate (where required), and document audience feedback and cases of strong impact of BBC MA programmes as required.
  • Co-ordinate in the production of other internal and external BBC MA communications, publications and materials, in consultation with other BBC MA staff.


  • Assess translation/transcription needs and coordinate outsourcing of such assignments.
  • Review the translation/transcription acquired from outside consultants.
  • Translate and edit urgent and confidential internal materials.

To Apply,

Email your updated CV and a cover letter ( no longer than 1 page A4 size ) explaining your interest in the position as well as expected salary by 30 October 2012 to

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