KOSHISH

Project Manager (Media Advocacy)

KOSHISH

Project Manager (Media Advocacy)

KOSHISH is a nongovernmental organization, as a national self-help organization it is working in the field of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Nepal. The word "KOSHISH" means "making an effort”. KOSHISH works in a twin-track approach; advocacy and service delivery. Since 2008, advocacy for inclusion and dignity of people with mental health and psychosocial issues and transforming lives of people living in vulnerable conditions has been at the forefront of KOSHISH’s goals with UNCRPD, 2006 at its core.

Project Manager (Media Advocacy)

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jan. 09, 2022 23:55 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 6 years
Professional Skill Required : Interpersonal Leadership Decision Making Communication Documentation
Other Specification

Project Background:

“Documentation for De-stigmatization of Mental Health”

Media can be an important tool for advocacy and awareness as has been highlighted in various other issues. KOSHISH is taking this approach forward and with this project aims to dig out the issues relating to mental health in the communities and highlight them through mass media. Ground reality of existing stigma, understanding and perception about mental health in the communities will be brought to light and the duty bearers will be encouraged to fulfill their duties towards provision of mental health services and protect rights of persons with mental health issues.

KOSHISH is seeking for a suitable candidate for the position of Project Manager for Media Advocacy.

Desired Specification:

  • Proven experience of developing and implementing advocacy and communication plans highlighting ground realities of social issues through mass media
  • Proven experience of developing stories and programs in mass media
  • Have a proven experience of project management in the field of social development and advocacy with high level stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation & public relation skills in both English and Nepali and including writing for expert and general audiences and public speaking.
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Creative and out of the box thinker, with a demonstrated track record of analytic problem‐solving/seeking solutions to challenges.
  • Ability and open to traveling long distances 
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem-solving competencies.
  • Empathetic, Energetic with receptive learning attitude.
  • Female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.



Job Description

  • Lead project team at implementation level and ensure planning, budgeting and coordination with relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and roll out plans and strategies for media advocacy to address issues relating to mental health and psychosocial disability
  • Dig out issues of mental health in the grass root in the communities and the government system
  • In collaboration with the team identify communities where case stories can be collected and develop scripts and framework to collect them
  • Coordinate with local governments to facilitate collection of stories highlighting issues of mental health and psychosocial disability in the communities
  • Coordinate with the media team to develop programs that will be broadcast in mass media
  • Support to facilitate media dialogues on issues of mental health and psychosocial disability
  • Provide technical support to team in KOSHISH in media advocacy and communication related matter
  • Follow up with government authorities and other concerned stakeholders
  • Field visit in the existing target areas of the KOSHISH
  • Provide capacity building trainings on media advocacy to KOSHISH staffs
  • Work on de-stigmatization and sensitization through media mobilization
  • Preparation of annual, semi-annual, periodic and event reports

Education Level: Master`s Degree or equivalent in human rights, journalism, mass communication, disability, social work or any other related field

Experience Required: A minimum 6 years of experience in media advocacy.

Job Location: Based in Kathmandu with frequent field visits to target locations

Salary: Negotiable as per competence and experience

(Note: Job Description might be upgraded based on organizational and project requirements)



Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to send their updated curriculum vitae via email in [email protected]. Please clearly mark in the subject line as "Application for the post of ……." for the position applied. The deadline for application submission is 9th January 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. KOSHISH reserves the rights to accept or to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason whatsoever. 


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