Stakeholder Liaison
BBC Media Action
BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. We use the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights.

Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. We work in partnership with broadcasters, governments, non-governmental organisations and donors to share reliable, timely and useful information. We use the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world.

BBC Media Action uses various forms of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments to:

  • Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences and
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

  • Our work in Nepal focuses on governance, resilience and humanitarian preparedness and response with strong gender commitments and focus. BBC Media Action Nepal Office is about to start a research and communications project funded by World Food Programme (WFP) to support improved nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in schools and communities in 10 different districts. The work will complement and reinforce WFP’s ongoing Nepal School Meals Programme (NSMP) particularly feeding into its strategies to increase knowledge and uptake of healthier WASH and nutrition practices.

    Stakeholder Liaison

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    Basic Job Information

    Job Category: NGO / INGO / Social work
    Job Level: mid
    No. of Vacancy/s: [ 1 ]
    Job Location: Kathmandu
    Offered Salary: None
    Apply Before(Deadline): Jun. 24, 2016 00:00 (2 years ago)

    Job Description

    Department:             BBC Media Action
    Grade:                     8
    Reports To:              Senior Project Manager
    Based:                     Kathmandu with possible travel to field locations
    Duration:                  Up to 12 June, 2017

    Job Purpose
    The Stakeholder Liaison will support the delivery of Reconstruction Radio programming by engaging with government agencies, technical experts, civil society organizations, and the media to ensure complementarity, coordination as well as efficiency and effectiveness. Using high quality communication as the medium the post holder will identify information gaps, share information priorities, and feedback to the team on critical needs directly from those involved in the reconstruction effort.

    Main Duties

    • Develop and maintain relationships with key government agencies, I/NGO, civil society groups, development partners, research organizations, and local contacts in affected areas to ensure that the radio content is coordinated fully. 
    • Attend Communication with Communities and various working group meetings to gather information on reconstruction priorities. 
    • Ensure that the BBC Media Action team has up-to-date, relevant information on the developing reconstruction context and responses from other agencies and link Radio Producers to relevant contacts.
    • Share relevant findings of BBC Media Action research and audience feedback with external parties.
    • Cultivate a network of Nepali-speaking reconstructions experts to be able to feed into radio programming content.
    • Liaise with media partners operating throughout Nepal.
    • Provide communication advisory assistance to partner organizations if and when requested. 
    • Hold stakeholder meetings, when require prepare for this.
    • Support internal and external communication including through social media. 
    • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Project Manager. 

    Essential skills and experience

    • Substantial experience of managing relationships and coordinating with reconstruction organisations, government representatives, civil society groups, and/or media partners.
    • Experience of working in multicultural professional environments
    • Adaptable to changing circumstances and organisational needs
    • High analytical skills and able to represent the views and values of BBC Media Action
    • Fluency in written and spoken English

    Desirable skills and experience

    • Experience working on communications in disaster-response, feeding up-to-date information from the ground into response programming
    • Experience managing relationships with aid agencies, government bodies, media and other relevant stakeholders

    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. 

    • 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.
    • Managing Relationships: Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Team working.
    • 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.
    • Analytical Thinking: Able to simplify complex problems, process projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships and construct frameworks, for problem solving and/or development.
    • Influencing and Persuading: Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
    • 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
    • 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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