Training Officer
BBC Media Action
Established in 1998, BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. Working with media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in claiming their rights, our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. BBC Media Action reaches some 200 million people through local broadcast partners, BBC channels (especially the BBC World Service), online, mobile and print platforms and through interpersonal communication. We are currently delivering projects in 28 countries, including in Nepal.

BBC Media Action has been working on communication for development projects in Nepal since 2007, giving us a well-developed understanding of Nepali audiences and significant experience of producing and evaluating media content on a range of issues to diverse target audiences. Our work in Nepal currently focuses on governance, health, resilience and humanitarian preparedness and response with strong gender commitments and focus.

Training Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : entry
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Job Location : Sanepa, Lalitpur
Offered Salary : None
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jul. 13, 2015 00:00 (3 years, 3 months ago)

Job Specification

Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification


Job Description

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 based on robust research in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues.
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

The postholder will lead and support on the following:

  • Design and deliver creative and engaging trainings and workshops using tested and valued adult learning techniques to media and development sector professionals, on a range of technical, editorial and genre-specific skills related to media and communication.
  • Design and implement multi-media training materials and courses and ensure the dissemination of these through various platforms and formats including distance learning.
  • Ensure high quality translations of all training materials produced by the team.
  • Support broadcasters to use findings from audience research and feedback to refine and improve programme outputs in response to audience needs.
  • Assist with project co-ordination, including work planning, financial management, ensuring health and safety of project staff, and liaising with project donors and partners as required.
  • Support training of trainers initiatives.
  • Hold learning events and evaluate learning approaches as appropriate.

Essential skills and experience

  • Proven track record of training design and implementation preferably in the media sector.
  • Understanding and practical know how of adult learning techniques. 
  • Strong understanding of the role of communications in development.
  • Experience of successful project management, ideally in the development field, training projects. 
  • Experience in working with contracts, ideally within the broadcast sector 
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of BBC editorial values 
  • Experience working in either media or development.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to write well in English and Nepali.
  • Excellent attention to detail.


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 July 13th 2015 to (with job title in subject line)

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