J. E. AUSTIN ASSOCIATES

Media And Communications Training Specialist

J. E. AUSTIN ASSOCIATES

Media And Communications Training Specialist

J.E. Austin Associates (JAA) is a highly respected and innovative development consulting firm that pioneers new approaches and on-the-ground implementation to help developing and emerging economies generate sound and inclusive business-led growth. For 35 years we have helped business and government leadership to achieve rapid growth that is economically, politically, and socially sustainable. We are a proven leader in adapting advanced business tools, management methodologies and analytical techniques to the contextual realities of business and policy environments in less developed and emerging economies. We typically work in over 30 countries each year, in areas such as strategic planning, competitiveness, value chain, entrepreneurship, agribusiness, investment, and workforce development.

J.E. Austin Associates (JAA) is a highly respected and innovative development consulting firm that pioneers new approaches and on-the-ground implementation to help developing and emerging economies generate sound and inclusive business-led growth. For 35 years we have helped business and government leadership to achieve rapid growth that is economically, politically, and socially sustainable. We are a proven leader in adapting advanced business tools, management …

Media And Communications Training Specialist

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Journalism / Editor / Media > Communication/ Public relation/ Media
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Feb. 15, 2024 23:55 (1 week, 4 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Under Graduate (Bachelor)
Experience Required : More than or equal to 5 years

Job Description

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

J.E. Austin Associates (JAA) is seeking a Media and Communications Training Specialist for an anticipated local empowerment activity in Nepal. The activity will support USAID Nepal’s ongoing transformation towards locally-led inclusive development by equipping staff with the knowledge, skills, and information to align with Agency-wide priorities such as localization, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). The activity will strengthen the capacity of local staff within the mission to respond to development challenges, create partnerships, engage with local systems, and promote inclusion of historically disempowered communities, empowering local staff within the mission to play a crucial role in the shift towards greater local ownership and sustainable development results. The activity is anticipated to start in March 2024 for a twelve-month duration.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Media and Communications Training Specialist will work closely with USAID’s Foreign Service National (FSN) Advisory Committee (UAC), the Project Director, and the Training Manager to develop and coordinate training sessions for the local staff, encouraging practical application of skills as part of continuous learning. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Collaborate with the Project Director and Training Manager to design a 2-3 hour skill-building training session for USAID local staff on media engagement and communication. Sessions should be designed based on local staff needs.
  • Independently facilitate or co-facilitate virtual and/or in-person media and communications trainings for USAID Nepal local staff.
  • Build local staff's capacity to use digital platforms and communicate issue-relevant information online to various audiences.
  • Advise USAID Nepal Mission departments on strategic communications and digital engagement.
  • Monitor and document training sessions’ effectiveness, providing key takeaways from each session and recommendations for future training.

Timeframe: March 2024 – February 2025

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications or relevant field
  • Experience writing and compiling training program curricula and developing training tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of principles, best practices and current and emerging trends in communications, marketing and community relations.
  • Knowledge of digital communications strategies and best practices, including skills in and proficiency with technology, including website, social media and other common communications-related technology platforms.
  • Fluency in Nepali and English is required.

REPORTING:

The Media and Communications Training Specialists will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager. 

The Specialist will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Preference will be given to applicants who hold Nepali citizenship/residency.


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