Field Outreach Officer / Field Radio Producer
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.

    Field Outreach Officer / Field Radio Producer

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    Basic Job Information

    Job Category: NGO / INGO / Social work
    Job Level: None
    No. of Vacancy/s: [ 1 ]
    Offered Salary: None
    Apply Before(Deadline): Jun. 24, 2016 00:00 (2 years ago)

    Job Description

    Department:            BBC Media Action
    Reports To:             Senior Project Manager
    Based:                    Field based
    Grade:                    7
    Duration:                 Up to 12 June, 2017

    Job purpose

    Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Field Outreach/ Field Producer will lead on all liaison with local partners to create local discussion programmes, advise on district level context, coordinate will all partners, and monitor outreach activities. S/He will be responsible to take our reconstruction radio programme on the road and to set up listener groups in partnership with community based organisations and other I/NGOs. 

    Main duties

    • Maintain regular contact and a good relationship with our outreach implementing partners 
    • Co-ordinate closely with the reconstruction radio programme production team about production schedules to ensure close synergy between project activities. Produce programmes from the field when required. 
    • Keep the Senior Project Manager and the project team up to date with implementing partners activities (listener groups) and upcoming events 
    • Travel extensively to areas where our community outreach activities are conducted 
    • Facilitate outreach activities with our implementing partners and ensure outreach activities cover necessary project themes and objectives 
    • Assist with the provision of information and distribution of our programmes at outreach events 
    • Make media outputs, such as taking pictures and videos of the outreach activities if and when necessary for the project 
    • Write and disseminate reports after each outreach event 
    • Perform other training-related duties and projects as assigned and liaise with other internal teams as required (Admin & Finance, Research & Learning, London regional project management). 

    Essential skills and experience

    • Excellent written and spoken in Nepali and good command of English. Good working knowledge of local languages.
    • Experience of producing and presenting radio programmes for Nepali audiences
    • Strong experiences in outreach activities in remote communities. Experience in facilitating local group discussions.
    • Ability to work independently. Strong planning, monitoring and organising skills 
    • Willing and able to travel regularly, this is a field based position
    • Interest in and understanding of government, I/NGO, civil society, development partners, formal research and local contacts in affected areas 
    • Creative thinker able to find solutions to a variety of issues 

    Desirable skills and experience

    • Interest in contributing to earthquake reconstruction efforts
    • Understanding of reconstruction practices in rural areas and the issues earthquake affected communities are facing in the rebuilding process

    Key Competencies

    The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

    • Problem Solving: Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for decision making and problem-solving. Transforms proposals/ideas into practical reality. 
    • Imagination/Creative Thinking: Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions. 
    • Planning and Organising: Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements. 
    • Communication: The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information. 
    • Managing Relationships: Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Team working. 
    • Flexibility: Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements. 
    • Self-Development: Able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.


    If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your interest in the role, and demonstrating how you fulfil the essential skills and experience, by June 24, 2016 to (with job title in the subject line).

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