Field Outreach Officer / Field Radio Producer
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.

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, 3 months ago)

Job Specification

Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification


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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