Risk Communication Coordinator

Helen Keller International is an International non-profit organization (INGO) working in health and nutrition in Nepal since 1989 to improve the nutritional status of women and young children through evidence-based research and programs. Helen Keller International, CARE, FHI 360, Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG), Digital Broadcast Initiative Equal Access (DBIEA), Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), Vijaya Development Resource Center (VDRC) together are implementing USAID funded Suaahara II Program in 42 districts. Applications are invited from interested, committed, dynamic team players and experienced Nepali nationals for the following position:
Helen Keller International is an International non-profit organization (INGO) working in health and nutrition in Nepal since 1989 to improve the nutritional status of women and young children through evidence-based research and programs. Helen Keller International, CARE, FHI 360, Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG), Digital Broadcast Initiative Equal Access (DBIEA), Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), Vijaya Development Resource Center (VDRC) together are implementing …

Risk Communication Coordinator

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Position: Risk Communication Coordinator
No. of vacancy: 1
Duration: 6 months
LocationBased at National Health, Education, Information and Communication Center (NHEICC) , Kathmandu

Summary of Job Purpose:  

This position will be responsible to support the NHEICC in coordination with the development partners and GoN agencies for designing and implementing the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Activities to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 in the community; liaise between the Suaahara II Program and the NHEICC for bringing synergy in their RCCE activities; review the evolving scenario and proactively recommend the appropriate RCCE activities to be designed and implemented by the NHEICC and the Suaahara II Program; support NHEICC in designing the appropriate messages, tools and platforms to disseminate the key messages; when required, triangulating the messages from multiple sources and stakeholders; support NHEICC in developing the compelling content to generate desired responses and behavior change from the audiences; and contribute to any other COVID-19 RCCE activities as and when required.

Educational Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree in development communication, mass communication, journalism, media studies, development studies or a related field; a degree in public health will be an advantage
  • At least 3 years of experience in the field of social and behavior change communication
  • Experience in the areas of public health and emergency communication will be an advantage
  • Prior experience or willingness to work with the Government of Nepal structure is preferable
  • Sound understanding of and commitment towards good development practice including participatory approaches, building of ownership and ability to consistently work as a team member
  • Fluent in English and Nepali with good writing and communication skills
  • Strong confidence in using modern ICT tools and applications

Applying Procedure

For detailed Job Description, log on to www.hki.org.np. To apply, submit a cover letter, updated CV and relevant references to [email protected] with clearly mentioning the position and duty station you are applying for in the subject line by COB June 16, 2021

  • Preference will be given to local candidates. 
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply who can join the duty immediately.
  • This position is a short-term with a possibility of extension depending upon performance and availability of funds.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview process. Helen Keller International reserves the right to close the application before the deadline if enough applications have been received and to extend the deadline if needed.

Helen Keller International promotes workforce diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.   

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