Vacancy Announcement – Risk Communication Coordinator

In Vacancy by Pawan Thapa

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. Suaahara II is also supporting the government of Nepal in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 in the community and in accelerating the vaccination uptake. Applications are invited from interested, committed, dynamic team players and experienced Nepali nationals for the following position:

Risk Communication Coordinator (no.2)(5 months)

Summary of Job Purpose:  This position will be responsible to support the NHEICC and Suaahara II in implementing 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 Suaahara II Risk Communication team in designing appropriate messages, tools and platforms to disseminate the key messages; when required, triangulating the messages from multiple sources and stakeholders; and develop the compelling content to generate desired responses and behavior change from the audiences.

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; Experience of working in the field of social and behavior change communication in the development sector; prior experience in the areas of public health and emergency communication will be an advantage.

To apply:

To apply submit a cover letter, updated CV and relevant references to  by COB January 20, 2022.

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

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