Communication and Translation Officer
BBC Media Action
BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. We use the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights.

Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. We work in partnership with broadcasters, governments, non-governmental organisations and donors to share reliable, timely and useful information. We use the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world.

BBC Media Action uses various forms of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments to:

  • Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences and
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

  • Our work in Nepal focuses on governance, resilience and humanitarian preparedness and response with strong gender commitments and focus. BBC Media Action Nepal Office is about to start a research and communications project funded by World Food Programme (WFP) to support improved nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in schools and communities in 10 different districts. The work will complement and reinforce WFP’s ongoing Nepal School Meals Programme (NSMP) particularly feeding into its strategies to increase knowledge and uptake of healthier WASH and nutrition practices.

    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, 8 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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