Press Officer Assistant
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH invites applications from suitable professionals for joining the Renewable Energy for Rural Areas (RERA) Programme in Nepal. Within the framework of bilateral Development Cooperation between the Government of Nepal and the Federal Republic of Germany, the “Renewable Energy for Rural Areas (RERA)” Programme is jointly implemented by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Government of Nepal, and GIZ, on behalf of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The programme supports the decentralized renewable energy sector and the Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) to transition to federalization and the new federal structure in the making. Amongst other measures, RERA is working together with the Central Renewable Energy Fund (CREF), BFIs and LFIs to improve the access to finance for end-users to purchase renewable energy products and services, and for cooperatives, municipalities and private companies to provide and market renewable energy technologies and services.

Press Officer Assistant

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Qualifications and Skills:

  • Possesses a university degree in journalism or adequate training and relevant work experience, which may be accepted in lieu of a university degree. Good knowledge of the media landscape and of national laws regarding the media

General Functions 

Under the direct supervision of the Press Officer, the incumbent will assist with the following tasks:

  • Assist in achieving maximum visibility for the Mission in the national and international media and social networks. (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others)
  • Assist in developing an overall public outreach strategy making use of community radios, networks of non-governmental organizations, political parties, universities, etc
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining contact with the local and international media
  • Assist in the development of the mission website
  • Assist in preparing a “mission fact-sheet” to explain the mandate and objectives of the Mission to the general public
  • Assist in preparing press releases and press conferences in English and in the national language
  • Assist in the translation of the relevant information and documents issued by the Mission to the public
  • Prepare a comprehensive press distribution list for both local and international media
  • Assist ensuring maximum distribution of the Mission’s press releases, preliminary statement and final report both locally and internationally
  • Assist in ensuring that Mission press releases and statements are communicated regularly to observers
  • Assist in contributing to the preparation of weekly reports, the preliminary statement and the final report
  • Perform any other duty required


  • All positions are open to men and women with no discrimination
  • For all positions, a good linguistic competence (spoken and written) in both English and Nepali is mandatory
  • All candidates must have sufficient computer skills to operate with electronic mail, word processing, public presentation and spreadsheet software
  • Flexibility required. Work is expected on occasions both in the evenings and weekends or even public holidays
  • Place of work is Kathmandu

Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali citizens are requested to send their detailed CV and all contact details to the email address by 17th October, 2017. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please clearly mention the position applied for in the email subject title.

Only applicants whose profile matches best the needs of the mission will be contacted for interviews.

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